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New single from Dona Onete – Video Exclusive

Posted on March 17th, 2017 in Recent posts by .

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The grand dame of Amazonian song has still got it – and she’s back with a new single.

Dona Onete, the saucy 79 year old Brazilian singer who only turned to singing at the age of 73, opens a fresh chapter in new Brazilian music with ‘No Meio Do Pitiú (In The Middle of The Pitiú)’ on Mais Um Discos. Referring to the pungent water which floods the fish markets as the ice which cools the fish defrosts, her native Indian and African heritage shines through on this playful song, released on March 24.


Dona Onete’s ‘Carimbó Chamegado’ from Feitiço Caboclo was a Songlines Top of the World in #104, with the album receiving a five-star review.

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Watch: Bollywood Brass Band feat. Jyotsna Srikanth

Posted on March 9th, 2017 in Recent posts by .


The Bollywood Brass Band started playing Diwali parties, then found themselves doing British Asian weddings and finally concerts. They’ve now gigged all over Europe and even India. After meeting Indian Karnatic violinist Jyotsna Srikanth at the Bradford and Belfast Melas, they decided to begin working together and have just released a new collaborative album, Carnatic Connection. ‘‘No, violin and brass aren’t regular partners,” laughs Srikanth. “They’re more like enemies in fact!” Simon Broughton talks to Srikanth and the Bollywood Brass Band about their collaborative project in the latest issue.

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Watch: Le Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – ‘Madjafalao’

Posted on December 22nd, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .


Though forced to go on hiatus after a thriving career in the 70s due to the introduction of a dictatorship and subsequent economic decline in their home country of Benin, Le Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou has reformed with a few of its original members to create Madjafalao. The re-inspired group’s new album continues to play with Afro-soul, Afrobeat and soukous guitar style, which make it a highly danceable and welcome return. Read a full review of the album in the current issue (#124).

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Watch: Bollywood Brass Band – ‘Drum Dance’ & ‘Sword Fight’

Posted on December 22nd, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .


Bollywood Brass Band’s two new originals from their latest album, Carnatic Connection, recorded with Karnatic violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, follow the rest of the album’s cinematic theme as they were inspired by the 1948 Bollywood classic Chandralekha. The rest of the album provides reinvented film tracks like Slumdog Millionaire’s ‘Jai Ho’ and Dil Se’s ‘Jiya Jale.’ Read the review of Carnatic Connection in the current issue (#124).

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