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Tag: Concert

Terakaft rocks la fête de la music

Tuareg rockers Terakaft have been touring Europe for the past couple of months. They played in Paris at the much-hyped Fête de la Musique on 21 June. Imagine a story that began a few centuries ago. Imagine a time when Timbuktu was so busy that it would make New York City blush. Imagine an age… Read More ›

Dead Can Dance at Le Zenith

Hot like a sauna! That was surely the first thing that came to everyone’s mind at Le Zenith’s lobby in Paris. Dead Can Dance gave a second concert in the French capital in less than a year. DCD is a band that would require its own genre. They don’t really fit in any box. Over… Read More ›

Interview with the Orchestre National de Barbès

The Orchestre National de Barbès was playing in London a couple of weeks ago. I met them for a quick chat before the show. They talked about their music, Barbès and also mentioned their views on the current unrest in Arabic countries. Bonus: Chorfa and Salam live in London.                 Read also: Orchestre… Read More ›

Orchestre National de Barbès in London

Going to a concert of L’Orchestre National de Barbès (ONB) always bring along its share of excitement, as the band was almost born on stage. Their first album was recorded live and remains their top selling to date. It was their first performance in London since 2003. They didn’t disappoint, managing yet once again to… Read More ›

Transglobal Underground @ Rich Mix: A universal journey

A mild evening as we reach the end of November always comes as a pleasant surprise. It is the perfect moment for Transglobal Underground to show their musical skills for the last time in 2009, before going into a well deserved hibernation until spring appears. They have chosen the arts centre Rich Mix in Shoreditch… Read More ›