Category Archives: Music

Ethio-funking the night away – Krar Collective and Akale Wube

Five white guys from Paris playing Ethiopian sounds? If it sounds unlikely, you better check Akalé Wubé. The project was launched in October 2008 as the brainchild of producer Francis Falceto, who created the amazing “Ethiopiques” series of albums. The … Continue reading

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My night with Hugh Masekela and Zahara – Windhoek Jazz Festival

26 October 2013, WINDHOEK, Hage Geingob rugby stadium. Amazing night of brilliant music. If you have ever heard South Africa’s Zahara, I don’t need to tell you that there is a global star in the making. Her sound seems to … Continue reading

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Baku live music – findings so far

Apart from that night of magic, what else have I enjoyed in Baku? As usual the search for live music has produced the best evenings. On Saturday i made it tired to Baku Jazz Centre and decided the cool and … Continue reading

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Fast track to heaven with high speed rockabilly

Rockabilly: the singer’s first note drops the handkerchief, the tar starts scorching as guitar, bass and drum hit full freight-train speed in two beats and the ride rocks at increasing, breackneck speed the way up the track. Flourishes on lead … Continue reading

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Music night in Mauritius

I was exhilarated by an amazing sunset run. Port Louis is like a bowl surrounded by steep mountains. As I headed uptown to the hippodrome (oldest race course in the world? or at least the southern hemisphere?) I realized it … Continue reading

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Binko Swink: Another good gig at The Gladstone

Concerts seems to be what gets me writing, and last night was no exception. Binko Swink are a young band, i.e a talented young man and woman with a great drummer in support. Both the singers have great voices and … Continue reading

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Troubadour Rose at the Glad

Our favourite live music venue, the Gladstone pub in Lant Street, outdid itself with an excellent Christmas party, enjoyed a lot by me and friends. Troubadour Rose ( was a stunning discovery, with lots of music available to listen to … Continue reading

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