Monthly Archives: July 2012

BT blah the end

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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BT River of Music: Asia

Kronos Quartet and Van-Anh Vo: Our host says this is what the Olympics is all about. Which means the Olympics is all about avant garde string quartets and Vietnamese zither stylings. Strange.

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BT River of music: Asia

Arun Ghosh Arkestra Makara: far out Asian prog rock led by clarinetist with huge ensemble.

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London Pleasure Gardens

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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. … Continue reading

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London Pleasure Gardens

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