Reggae dances through Jamaica

February 15, 2016 00:51
Reggae dances through Jamaica

Throughout February many countries will be celebrating love and friendship, but in Jamaica February is a time to celebrate and reinforce the legitimacy of reggae, one of the country’s most valued national treasures.   Yolaidy Mart   It was in 2008 that the idea first came about to dedicate the […]

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Director Johanna Schwartz: “They will have to kill us first”

December 6, 2015 10:27
Director Johanna Schwartz:  “They will have to kill us first”

In Johanna Schwartz’s new documentary we see the effects of fundamentalist morality on Mali’s traditional and contemporary music. It shows the importance of music as a force for unity in a multi-ethnic country. “We musicians are the walls of the house”, as one of them says.   Graham Douglas   […]

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Bareto: universal Peruvian music

November 22, 2015 12:44
Bareto: universal Peruvian music

‘Impredecible’ is their fifth album and the first which with be released internationally. In the twelfth year of their career, the band is considered the most successful in their generation in the Latin American country.   In fact, the band has performed in Brazil, Japan, San Francisco, New York and […]

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Costello: the other Elvis and his memoir

November 1, 2015 11:41
Costello: the other Elvis and his memoir

The life of the British musician has never been a fairy-tale, but that hasn’t stopped him from sharing the story of an artistic journey spanning 40 years in his new book, “Unfaithful music & Disappearing ink”.   Damián Estrada   A few days before its publication, this 700-page volume was […]

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An evening of mandolin with Moises Torrealba

October 26, 2015 07:17
An evening of mandolin with Moises Torrealba

On the 29th October there will be folk music playing at Bolivar Hall, London in a concert run by a famous Venezuelan artist.   The llanerosos mandolin, of the plains between Colombia and Venezuela, an unknown instrument to many, is part of a fairytale in some Latin American countries. Moises […]

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Displacement and the emergence of music

October 19, 2015 03:52
Displacement and the emergence of music

On the 30th of October, the Instituto Cervantes will host an open lecture discussing various artists and intellectuals that have been influenced by their culture and the need to flee their countries during the Spanish Civil War.   Eva Moreda, a lecturer from the University of Glasgow, teaches music history […]

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A night of Dance Power

September 27, 2015 05:57
A night of Dance Power

An evening party of international dance with well-known artists will be held in London on October 11th   The event will include the best performances put on in countries where the Red Cross is carrying out its life saving work. Being a humanitarian organisation with a global reach, the British […]

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A concert of love, exile and tango

04:17
A concert of love, exile and tango

On 5th of October artists from all over South America will be performing together for a night of beautiful Latin American music with “impeccable class and style.”   Chilean singer Valentina Montoya Matínez did not begin composing until the late 1990s, when she arrived in the United Kingdom as a […]

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Exploring modern Africa in London

September 7, 2015 05:39
Exploring modern Africa in London

From 10th to13th of September, Southbank Centre will celebrate Africa’s influences on the UK, as well as uncovering some deeper and more poignant issues that face African migrants in Europe.     Michelle Gooden-Jones   The “Africa Utopia” festival will return for its third year and explore what the West […]

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Bixiga 70, the sound of Brazil

August 25, 2015 06:34
Bixiga 70, the sound of Brazil

This Brazilian group is once again uniting the two sides of the Atlantic, Africa and South America, through music with their new album ‘III’. It is a dialogue between cultures, enriched by an individual contribution from each one of the band members.   Bixiga 70 has managed to position itself […]

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Latin American music arrives in the United Kingdom

August 18, 2015 06:27
Latin American music arrives in the United Kingdom

On the 21st, 22nd and 28th August here in London a group of artists will be performing their own sounds from the continent.   The ‘Carnival Warm Up’ will be the first of these musical events, and will take place in the club Passing Clouds on the 21st August at 7pm. […]

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