African Rock Music Essentials: Tinariwen

Meet Tinariwen, a blues-rock band from Mali searching for Tenere, a mystical place in the heart of the Sahara.

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Christmas Cheer and Carols Reimagined

You'll find Mbuvi's representation of a Kenyan Christmas accurate, Korede Bello jumps in with a Naija rendition of 'Jingle Bells', Ugandan children's choir Proclaim will melt your heart with their enthusiastic performance of 'Mary Did You Know', plus a little extra. So go on, press play.

What Happened to Rocktober, and Some 1980’s Ethiopian Jazz for Your Monday Blues

Life moves quickly when you're having fun. I know it's been a while since I last posted anything and in case you missed out, let me bring you up to speed. A couple of weeks in October ago I set out to recommend some rock bands who I felt deserved a listen. We're now in … Continue reading What Happened to Rocktober, and Some 1980’s Ethiopian Jazz for Your Monday Blues

Take Out Your Air Guitars, It’s Rocktober!

The truth is, you have a lot more to fear from a mosquito than you would a die-hard rocker. Rock music is simply a wider form of self-expression, not just for artists, but for fans as well. So in the spirit of this month, I thought I'd try to explore a couple of cool bands who deserve a listen (if you're up to it).

Songs for the Weekend #1

Sit back, relax and take out your headphones. Or, if you'd prefer, put on your dancing shoes. It's all about having a good time this weekend with a couple of good tunes to take you through the rest of the weekend. Black Coffee - 'Come With Me' ft Mque Pulsating bassline and delicate guitar riffs … Continue reading Songs for the Weekend #1