Addis Through The Looking Glass

Dub Colossus
"The aim", says Nick Page, the musician and producer best-known as Dubulah, also founding member of Transglobal Underground and Syriana,… more »

Rockers Meet Addis Uptown

Dub Colossus
In 1978 "Uptown Top Ranking", written and performed by Jamaican girl duo Althea & Donna, topped the UK singles chart. "It had a big effect… more »

Laru Beya

Aurelio
Encouraged by a songwriter mother with a gorgeous voice and by his widely admired local troubadour father, the young Aurelio made his own… more »

Knee-Deep In The North Sea

Portico Quartet
In 2007 Portico Quartet moved from busking on the South Bank in London to a recording studio and, with the remains of the money from their… more »

Tande-la

The Creole Choir Of Cuba
The Creole Choir of Cuba are called 'Desandann' in their home country which means 'descendants' and with the songs on their forthcoming… more »

The Road To Damascus

Syriana
The Road to Damascus begins in London, when Nick "Dubulah" Page and Syrian Qanun player, Abdullah Chhadeh, finally get around to starting a… more »

Capture

Afro Celt Sound System
Afro Celt Sound System returned in 2010, after a five-year-break, with Capture. A career-spanning double CD, which cherry-picked from the… more »

Al Bidayeh

Syriana
It is said that Damascus - old Damascus, the 7,000-year-old capital of Syria - is a bit like a veiled woman who keeps her beauty hidden.… more »

Utopia

Tom Kerstens' G Plus Ensemble
'Utopia' is the debut recording of Tom Kerstens with his newly formed G Plus Ensemble. The group was created specifically for the recording… more »

Bought For A Dollar Sold For A Dime

Little Axe
Everyone gets the blues, says Skip McDonald, who should know. The legendary guitarist gets them - like, really gets them - more than most.… more »

Admission

The Black Swan Effect
"Just when you think you've heard it all before, along comes an album that demands the hairs on the back of you neck stand to attention,… more »

Trance Sessions

Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara
Following many months of touring , taking their raw afro-blues to increasingly enthusiastic audiences, Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara took… more »

Hobo

Charlie Winston
Charlie distills his music to its raw essence, a hearty modern gumbo of blues-folk, straight-talking lyricism, and soul, all laced with… more »

Line

Portico Quartet
Fresh from enthusiastic reception at BBC radio 1, Portico Quartet's glorious 'Line' with its journey from shimmering hypnotic hang to… more »

Isla

Portico Quartet
Isla is a thoughtful and richly tuneful collection of nine pieces recorded by producer John Leckie at Abbey Road no. 2, a studio room made… more »

Kalashnik Love

Speed Caravan
"I've always had this rage that I need to express." Mehdi Haddab sits back, rests his electric oud on his lap. "Rage against, I don't… more »

EP1

Portico Quartet
EP1 a classic early recording from May 2009 with the original line up including Nick Mulvey. The lush delicate tone of opening of The Full… more »

Lightbox

Spiro
Lightbox is Spiro's first album for Real World Records - an extraordinarily stirring record. Recorded over four days at Real World Studios… more »

Sleepwalking Through The Mekong

Dengue Fever
Sleepwalking Through the Mekong follows Dengue Fever on their recent journey to Cambodia to perform 60s and 70s Cambodian rock 'n' roll in… more »

Return To Addis

Dub Colossus
The EP, 'Return To Addis', features all unheard material: two new tracks and two remixes from the album 'A Town Called Addis'. 1. Black… more »