Category Archives: World

SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Of Spheres – Isness

I’m currently working my way through Nonagonic Now, an album by New Zealand’s vibrant Orchestra Of Spheres. I don’t know much about the band but intend to discover lots more in the near future.  Emerging from Wellington, New Zealand in 2010, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cyril Cyril – Colosse de Rhodes

I’m writing this as I’m listening to this track for the very first time and as it unfolds, I can feel my smile getting wider!  This is one of those songs that swallows you up and transports you into another … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sudan Archives – Come Meh Way

Who isn’t impressed by a self-taught musician?  I found it hard enough to learn an instrument with regular tuition on my side and often wonder how far I would have got if I had persisted?  Maybe that’s where I went … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Funkees – Breakthrough

Afro-rock groovers, The Funkees formed in Nigeria in the late 1960’s, emerging at a time when their country was at civil war. Specialising in a brand of funky, upbeat afro-rock dance music, their sound became a staple part of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cristobal And The Sea – Goat Flokk

‘Exitoca’ is a trip into an alternative reality where humans care for each other and the environment, value sensual experiences and dance their troubles away…Christobal and The Sea London-based Christobal and The Sea consists of band members from Portugal, Spain, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas – Gold Rush

If ever there was a day I needed cheering up, today is it.. I’m blue with tooth problems and stressed with worry..my heart wasn’t even in finding a song tonight, I’m so preoccupied by discomfort.  Luckily I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet – Ladilikan

Yesterday’s song had such a profound effect on me that I couldn’t resist revisiting this gorgeous music once again! Ladilikan releases today via World Circuit Records and is an album that seamlessly blends together the most exquisite fusion of contemporary western … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet – Eh Ya Ye

When music from such vastly different origins come together and sound as good as this, you cannot help but feel a charge of pure excitement! Tomorrow, World Circuit Records are releasing Ladilikan, a new album by Mali’s Trio Da Kali and San Francisco’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jo Tongo – Piani

London and Paris-based label Africa Seven are purveyor’s of fine African music and with Jo Tongo’s forthcoming African Funk Experimentals (1968​-​1982 + 2017) album due for release at the end of this month, I feel we are in for another audio treat! Born Joseph Ekambi … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Three Days Dark – Brighter Coloured

Three days Dark is the studio project of the Essex-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Trent Halliday.  Departing from the garage-rock band DeepSeaGreen several years ago, Three Days Dark now works as a solo artist. Inspired by the sounds of 60’s and … Continue reading

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