World Music

17 Things You Only Know If You Have Had Sex At A Festival

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Every festival-goer knows that for the full experience you need to lose your friends in a mosh pit, drink cider for breakfast, destroy all your belong...

10 UK Music Festivals Worth Buying A Ticket For

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

Music fans, it’s officially time: Festival season is upon us. And while there are many aspects of the summer we can’t help you with - y’know, l...

Dermot O’Leary And Emma Willis Confirmed As Michael Buble’s Replacement Brits Hosts

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis have been confirmed as the hosts of this year’s Brit Awards after Michael Buble was forced to pull out. The Canadia...

Not Rugby Songs as You Know 'Em!

Helen Astrid | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Sport
Helen Astrid

I've always loved creating unique combinations. Whether it's my own cooking (I've collated cookbooks from every country ever visited) or my wild (and sometimes wise) wardrobe or mixing my home décor with the old and the new. I love being individual.

Hidden Gems of Europe - Sines and Porto Covo, Portugal

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

The main music festival site at Sines was within the walls of the castle, the former home of the 15th-century explorer Vasco da Gama. But before things kicked off there, we enjoyed three days of more intimate gigs at an outdoor stage in the main square of the small fishing village of Porto Covo.

Gilles Peterson and Sonzeira: One Man's Brazilian Goal Realised

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

He's come a long way, has Gilles Peterson, from his DJing residency at Dingwalls to his current incarnation as globe-trotting musicologist nonpareil. He's an educator, and few, if any, have done as much as he to elevate Brazilian (and world music) into the mainstream.

Zimbabwe Part One: Meet Harare International Arts Festival

Josephine | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Lay's Global Stage was a covered indoor space with comfy tiered benches for around 400 people... We'd be back to headline this same stage on the Saturday night, for what would prove to be, not just the best gig of our trip, but one of the most rewarding of my entire time performing live.

How Yanni Got The Stars Involved

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Yiannis Chryssomallis achieved international recognition by producing concerts at historic monuments and by producing videos that were broadcast on pu...

Bahador Kharazmi: Prince of the Underground

Ben Mirza | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Bahador Kharazmi, a music producer and singer/songwriter, formerly based in the capital Tehran, and now in the US, has become Prince of the underground. Since the release of his first album Too In Zamoone in 2003, his popularity has grown exponentially at home and abroad.

Review: Mawazine Festival - Rabat, Morocco

Zahra Razavi | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Zahra Razavi

Visit Rabat in May, and you'll find gig posters everywhere. The whole city erupts in pure excitement for its annual 9-day Mawazine Festival. Featuring...

Alice Watts' World Of Music: The global Influences of This Emerging Icon Makes an Impression on an International Chart-topper

Kat Jackman | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

When Alice joined us at the Olympic Park this summer, she was incredible. Her striking blend of folk and soul is a delight alone, but being the experimental thinker she is, she also brought along a beatboxer for percussion.

In Search of the Music of the New Sudans

Tim Cumming | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home
Tim Cumming

As in Sudan itself, precariously tipped between expansion and implosion as a newly drawn state facing harsh realities, South Sudan 's uniting of tribal identity and modern aspiration into a national culture could unleash a music to blow the minds of the most experienced cultural traveller.