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Alsarah & The Nubatones – Silt

Alsarah & The Nubatones – Silt

Alsarah & The Nubatones Silt Wonderwheel Recordings (47 mins) **** Sudanese soul sister sings songs of return While US-based Sudanese singer Alsarah appeared on our radar last year with her work as part of the Nile Project, as well as her duo album with French producer Débruit, Silt is her debut with her own band, … Continue reading

Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite of Everything

Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite of Everything

Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything Jaron Freeman-Fox (54 mins)  **** You’ll be well and truly foxed What do Indian raga, bluegrass, klezmer and Mongolian throat singing have in common? Nothing. And maybe that’s exactly what Canadian fiddle virtuoso Jaron Freeman-Fox had in mind when naming his … Continue reading

Wouter Kellerman – Mzansi

Wouter Kellerman – Mzansi

Wouter Kellerman Mzansi Kellerman Music (56 mins) ** Flute salad  For his latest release, South African flautist Wouter Kellerman offers up a blend of music from around the world – featuring everything from Celtic hornpipes and beatboxing to traditional Senegalese songs and jazz. Does Mzansi then manage to keep itself away from the depths of … Continue reading

Gipsy Kings – Savor Flamenco

Gipsy Kings – Savor Flamenco

Gipsy Kings Savor Flamenco Knitting Factory Records (42 mins) **** The Kings doing what they do best In the late 80s, the Gipsy Kings brought pop-flamenco to the world, becoming a household name and world music’s biggest act. This year they celebrate 25 years since their debut with the release of their ninth studio album, Savor Flamenco. … Continue reading

David Wax Museum – Knock Knock Get Up

David Wax Museum – Knock Knock Get Up

David Wax Museum Knock Knock Get Up Mark of the Leopard (41 mins) **** Wax works These days the indie-folk gimmick is so over-used that it’s easy to dismiss any band that claims to have folk/roots influences as white guys in skinny jeans who toss around some acoustic numbers on ukulele just to ride the … Continue reading