Showing 1 - 10 results of 28 for "Dave Stelfox"
Mauritanian musician Noura Mint Seymali wants to modernise the sounds she grew up with
She might come from a Mauritanian musical dynasty but her aim is to update her nation's traditional sounds and bring them to the wider world.
October 9, 2014
New documentary looks at the life and legacy of Fela Kuti, creator of Afrobeat
The Nigerian musical pioneer and political activist is still a powerfully relevant figure 17 years after his death, and this new documentary presents him in all his unvarnished complexity.
September 4, 2014
Reassessing rumba Catalana, Spain’s apolitical party sounds from the Franco years
It's easily dismissed as just a feel-good soundtrack from the country's years of dictatorship, but a new compilation on the Soul Jazz label should put the style back on the cultural map.
May 22, 2014
Aziza Brahim, singer and refugee, is bringing the songs of Western Sahara to the world
As her fourth studio album is released, the Sahrawi singer Aziza Brahim reflects on the responsibilities of being a voice for a stateless people.
March 13, 2014
In African countries such as Ghana, the most innovative music is often found only on tape. But an American website is now making it available to the rest of the world, writes Dave Stelfox
January 23, 2014
Labour of love
The latest offering from a German record label owner who travels all over Africa searching for vintage musical gems features brilliant tracks recorded in Ghana between 1974 and 1983, writes Dave Stelfox
October 10, 2013
Documentary explores connection between geographical places and musical genres
A new film explores the idea of music as a part of the physical and spiritual fabric of a place, such as Muscle Shoals, Alabama, famous for gospel-infused soul, Dave Stelfox reports
June 27, 2013
Book review: Biography of slain British journalist gives insight into life of conflict photographer
Alan Huffman's biography of the British photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed by a mortar round in Libya two years ago, tells the story of a dedicated and intrepid humanitarian with a unique approach to chronicling the world's conflicts.
April 20, 2013
Improvisational sounds run free in Beirut
Sharif Sehnaoui has brought the ideas of free jazz and improvisation into Beirut's music scene, through is record label and the forthcoming Irtijal festival of unusual music-making.
March 30, 2013
Mali musician Bassekou Kouyate says music is more important as war rages
Bassekou Kouyate, one of Mali's best-known musicians, continues to make music despite the conflict in his country, writes Dave Stelfox. A virtuoso on the ngoni, his new album is a call for peace
February 16, 2013