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Los de Abajo on 'Later with Jools Holland'

Los de Abajo are set to perform on 'Later', to be broadcast on Friday 28th Oct, BBC2, at 11.35pm. The band, whose live set has been described as "the global party of the year", will be joined by orginal Fun Boy Neville Staple and Dennis 'Bad Bone' Rollins on 'The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum'.

Published 24th Oct 2005, 5:05pm »

Misty Play BBC Radio 1 John Peel Tribute

The very first John Peel Day takes place on Thursday 13 October - a celebration of his life and legacy and his contribution to music and broadcasting. The night before on Wednesday 12 October BBC Radio 1 are putting on a special night at the QEH on the South Bank in London featuring Misty In Roots alongside New Order, The Fall, Super Furry Animals among others.
If you haven't bought a ticket you have sadly missed the boat! But Radio 1 are broadcasing highlights of the show the following day.

Published 6th Oct 2005, 10:32am »

Charlie Gigging Continues

Charlie Musselwhite will perform a benefit show at Slims in San Francisco on Nov. 2 to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. Boz Scaggs and Taj Mahal are also scheduled to perform. After that, Charlie heads to Switzerland where he will be performing on Nov. 10 and 12 at the Lucerne Blues Festival.

Published 6th Oct 2005, 10:18am »

Charlie Recounts his collaboration with Tom Waits

Charlie performed as part of the Tom Waits band at "The Big Apple to the Big Easy" benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims in NYC last week at Radio City
Music Hall. "Playing with Tom Waits was a thrill –for many reasons. I stayed on my toes and watched Tom, then added tones like colors to a
painting. His music has an intensity that is really unlike anything else. Working with Tom and the band he put together (Smokey Hormel, Marc Ribot,
Larry Taylor and Stephen Hodges) was about as good as it can get," remarks Charlie. Other artists included John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Joss Stone and the Neville Brothers.

Published 6th Oct 2005, 10:07am »

A "hero" to Huey Lewis!

Charlie Musselwhite was invited to sit in with the Legends of Chicago Blues (Elvin Bishop, Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Henry Gray, Bob Stroger, and
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith) at the San Francisco Blues Festival last weekend.
Also performing at the Festival was Huey Lewis, who was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News as saying "...Charlie Musselwhite, he's a hero of mine."

Published 6th Oct 2005, 10:05am »

Gospel Angels

The Blind Boys of Alabama performed last week on the nationally televised "Gospel Angels" benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims The benefit
was hosted by CeCe Winans and included performances by Third Day, Natalie
Grant, Nicole Mullen and others. The concert was also broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio in America.

Published 6th Oct 2005, 10:02am »

Special Real World Afro Celts Deal

Only available through the online shop here - a special offer on Afro Celt titles. Buy the new album Anatomic with the previous album Seed for £ 20.

Published 30th Sep 2005, 6:09pm »

Pina Special Limited Edition Offer Available Now!

Pina has given us a limited number of signed promotional copies of 'Guess You Got It'. These cool wallets containing the full album are not available on sale to the public but we are giving them away free with a purchase of her first CD 'Quick Look'. Not only that but the current price of both her albums are specially reduced for a limited period. Hurray before they disappear!

Published 23rd Sep 2005, 6:14pm »

Live Qawwali from WOMAD on line

Outstanding Real World sufi singers Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali performed a storming set at the WOMAD Rivermead Festival in July 2005. You can now hear this on line on the BBC radio 3 website.

Published 23rd Sep 2005, 11:43am »

Pina On Quicktime

The world is waking up to the delights of Pina! Word of her magnetic voice and compelling performance is reaching a wider audience. Even Apple's Quicktime site is promoting her latest video!

Published 21st Sep 2005, 2:33pm »