Monday 9 March 2020

Partikel - The Fox

Duncan Eagles
Duncan Eagles - saxophone
Max Luthert - bass
Eric Ford - drums

The Fox, Twickenham, UK

2020 marks ten years since Partikel launched their debut CD. The band are celebrating this milestone with a new album with progressive German based label Berthold Records and lots of touring throughout the year.

Eric Ford
After four albums and a decade of working together Partikel still retain their youthful exuberance and a prickly wonder for the new challenges ahead. At The Fox in Twickenham they returned to their South West London stomping ground to share a handful of new compositions. Duncan Eagles has shed some of the lyricism of the early years, the meandering melodies have gone in favour of a more robust style, harder, more forthright. The same could be said for the drumming of Eric Ford, but he has always had a powerful cantankerous edge to his playing. Max Luthert will be forever the pacifier in this trio, playing the father figure to two boisterous teenage sons.
Max Luthert

Rapasa NyatraPasa Otieno - A World in London

Rapasa Nyatrapasa Otieno
Rapasa Nyatrapasa Otieno - vocals and nyatiti 

A World in London, Resonance FM, UK
4th March 2020

Listen to the full interview here on A World in London -

Gifted Kenyan multi-instrumentalist & singer-songwriter, Rapasa Nyatrapasa Otieno, brought his raw, poetic, and passionate music talents to A World in London on Resonance 104.4fm ? He played live, exclusive extracts from his forthcoming debut album, Tipona, which is out on March 13th, and we learnt all about his main instrument, the nyatiti (eight-string lyre), for which he is a skilled ambassador. 

 Also on this AWIL, great global music by Grand Union Orchestra, Damir Imamovic, Matthieu Saglio [oficial], and Awale Jant Band.
Pics & production by Sophie Darling, Tanbir Johal, artist Alban Low, and Norman Druker, plus Bernard Bernard on sound!
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Monday 2 March 2020

Sahra Gure - Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer

Sahra Gure

Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, London, UK

Sahra Gure is a Berlin born, London based vocalist who works across a range of genres. Born to a Somali father and German mother, Sahra grew up surrounded by different cultures and sounds that shaped her character and musical personality. Sahra began her musical life as a classical violinist. It wasn’t till she was 14, when she joined the Aldeburgh Young Musician program, that she discovered her love and passion for singing. Sahra was able to study with Brigitte Beraha, Cleveland Watkiss, Pete Churchill, Norma Winstone and many more before accepting a scholarship to study Jazz Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she became the 2019 Jazz representative for the gold medal award held at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Despite her tender age of 22, her mature and versatile approach to singing has seen Sahra work with the likes of Orphy Robinson, Dele Sosimi, Cleveland Watkiss, Ashley Henry, Tori Handsley, Mark Mondesir and Kishon Kahn to name a few. Performing at London Jazz Festival, Havana Jazz Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Dimensions Festival, WOMAD and many more.