Lionel Loueke's latest opus, The Journey, marks an elegant voyage that feels global as well as intimate.
From library music to beat music, Charif Megarbane establishes the major focus of a verbose work with the Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Between the simple themes and heady tunes, there is a more human, travelling pop sensibility and a sense of DIY, which owes a lot to the sound of the 70s.
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.