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Blind Boys 60th Anniversary Show

On October 17,the Blind Boys of Alabama will be hosting their 60th Anniversary Show at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (USA). This concert marks 60 years since their first professional performance, also in Birmingham, back in 1944.

Published 24th Sep 2004, 5:05pm »

Little Axe Marry The Music of Robert Johnson with the Technology of Hip Hop

'Champagne and Grits' is causing a positive stir in the UK press! Speaking from New York where the recently reformed Tackhead have been playing, Skip MacDonald is interviewed by Andy Gill for The Independent. Read the full interview.

Published 24th Sep 2004, 10:57am »

'Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music' at London's Raindance International Film Festival

Combining music documetary and social documentary, MUTINY charts the meteroic rise of Asian music in 1990's Britain. Shot independently on digital video over 7 years Mutiny features Asian Dub Foundation, Joi, State of Bengal, Talvin Singh, Fun^Da^Mental and many more. The artists who emerged from this era became some fo the greatest innovators in British music mixing the influences of their parent's culture with electronica, hip hop, reggae and punk. Directed by New Yorker Vivek Bald, MUTINY has its UK premier on Saturday 2 October at 7.20 at the UGC Sgaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, London W1D 7DH as part of the Raindance Film Festival. Vivek Bald will be present for Q & A. Tickets can be booked in advance.

Published 20th Sep 2004, 6:17pm »

Great Reviews for Ben Harper- Blind Boys collaboration

On the release today (20 September) of the new album "There Will Be Light" (Virgin Records) the response in the UK press couldn't be better ! The Guardian says of the album: "Harper's soft, blues-drenched vocals marry seamlessly with those of septuagenarian gospel veterans the Blind Boys.." The Independent On Sunday called it "Passionate, inspired, simple and uplifting....this does for gospel/blues what 'O Brother' did for country".

Published 20th Sep 2004, 12:00pm »

Catch the Blind Boys on US TV

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Ben Harper will be promoting their new collaboration album 'There Will Be Light' (Virgin) on the forthcoming American TVs: October 11th is Letterman, October 13th Carson Daly and November 19 Leno.

Published 20th Sep 2004, 10:37am »

Special Live Appearance of Ben Harper & The Blind Boys!

A unique show on Tuesday October 12 at New York's Apollo Theatre will see Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals on stage with The Blind Boys of Alabama. Following the release of their fantastic collaborative album 'There Will Be Light' (Virgin Records) this should be an extraordinary show!

Published 17th Sep 2004, 5:26pm »

New album released on 20 September!

"Champagne and Grits" hits the streets on Monday 20th September.....the next installment of the weird and wonderous journey of the extraordinary recording career of the legendary Little Axe!

Published 17th Sep 2004, 5:11pm »

Pina Hops to PRE for New Release

The very wonderful legendary Tchad Blake has just finished mixing 'Guess You Got It', the new album by Pina. A selection of fabulous new songs absorbing influences from rock, blues, folk, New Orleans swamp sounds reinterpreted by Pina's wonderful unique voice!
Pina's new album will be released on the new imprint PRE in early 2005. She will be joining Liverpool's Sizer Barker as the second release on the label. Watch this space for news!

Published 17th Sep 2004, 3:40pm »

Solo album due out next year!

Iarla has been busy at his own studio at home in Ireland creating tracks for his new solo album. Expect the usual combination of exquisite heart-breaking Irish tunes in a unique contemporary context. Watch this space for news of the release date in 2005.

Published 14th Sep 2004, 1:14pm »

Afro Celts New album on its way!

In between a busy schedule of other projects, writing sound tracks and solo work, the Afro Celts have had their heads down at their own Britannia Row studios in London creating the new band album. Due for release in Spring 2005......we hope to have some previews soon!

Published 14th Sep 2004, 1:12pm »

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