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Zakir Hussein: billed as the world’s greatest tabla player and who am I to argue. But you should be wary of anyone who describes his band as a project. Especially when the project is Indo-celtic fusion. Just crap. So bad I left before Transglobal Underground. Which is a shame. After the highs of the Africa […]

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BT River of music: Asia

Khyam Allami: saw this oud player at womad and it was lovely and chilled. Today he has added full string ensemble from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Iraq. And it’s just ridiculously heavy for the first really hot sunny day of the summer.

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BT River of music festival: Africa

This was a great gig for three quid. (NOT free as the organisers claimed.) Justin Adams and his juju band were funky. Angelique Kidjo was entertaining if bordering on cheesy. Nice covers of Curtis’s Move on Up and Redemption Song. King Sunny Ade rocked with added rap from fellow Nigerian Wizzboy. And Baaba Maal is […]

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