Music and Performance
20 November 2008
With their catchy, soulful, bluesy vocals, Amadou and Mariam, the singing duo from Mali, have been slowly but surely...
Culture
26 June 2008
The notation looks like billowing clouds with swirling trails. The voice of the chant leader Kachen Lobsang traces the...
Africa
22 May 2008
Some musical festivals, such as Glastonbury or Womad, transform an open field into a festival space, while others - Fez...
Politics
28 February 2008
African Soul Rebels Barbican Hall, London EC2 This is now the fourth African Soul Rebels tour, so there is some danger...
Culture
21 February 2008
The West African kora is a felicitous combination of calabash gourd, cowskin and fishing line. In the hands of the...
Politics
11 October 2007
The international success of the fado singer Mariza has brought a new audience to Portugal's most distinctive music. In...