Fahmi Alqhai Koury is a virtuoso of the viola da gama (viol). The Syrian-born musician grew up in Seville from the age of eleven, forming his skills, in part, by playing with Jordi Savall’s Hespèrion XXI. His collaborator, Rocio Marquez is one of the foremost contemporary voices of flamenco.
Ahead of her show at the 46th Autumn Festival in Paris, we take a look back at the career of one of the foremost contemporary choreographers. From Mozart to Miles Davis, the music that Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker engages with spans history and genre, but her vision remains centered on that most fundamental of relationships: music and the body.
Made up of a French septet and three Cuban percussionists, Que Vola are on a quest to blend Afro-Cuban ritual music with the poetry of jazz. As part of a Qwest TV exclusive, their new track is available now.
The latest reissue from the Mr Bongo label, African Dances by the Nigerian artist Shina Williams, is as rare as it is precious.
The guembri's history spans across epochs, continents and musical genres. Let's take a closer look at the Gnawa instrument's story so far as it infuses the music of Mâalems with that of jazzmen as well as electronic frontrunners, too.
Gaye Su Akyol unveiled İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir, her latest creation, in an iridescent cape, mutinous bangs, and war paints on the New Morning stage in Paris last October 28. On this excellent third album just released on Glitterbeat Records, the Istanbul artist pits psyche-punk surrealism and emancipatory dreams against conservative oppression. Let’s meet her.