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Kora Jazz Band at the New Morning

Building on the release of a recent album, Kora Jazz Band and their brand new line-up delivered a fiery performance at the New Morning in Paris. I obviously would not have missed it for anything. Here’s my verdict. As soon as I entered the jam-packed venue, I could not help but sensing a general impression… Read More ›

Three questions to Maria de Barros

Maria de Barros is just a radiant woman. Wherever she goes, sunshine and joie de vivre come along. She’s Cape Verdean by origin but she’s also a citizen of the world. She was born in Senegal, grew up in Mauritania and eventually settled in the US. Her music blends various influences from samba, salsa to reggae…. Read More ›

Sahara shines at London International Documentary Festival

Africa has been well represented at the fourth edition of the London International Documentary Festival. Two pieces about the Sahara region have been shown: Toumast: guitars and kalashnikovs and The death of the gazelle. Toumast: guitars and kalashnikovs presents an adventure amidst the Tuareg rebellion, halfway through music and violence.

Freshlyground interview

Here’s an old interview I did with the South African act Freshlyground back in 2009. I met Zolani Mahola et Peter Cohen, respectively singer and drummer of the band. They were performing at Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique International Festival. These guys are really cool. Check them out! Featured on Touki Montreal: