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Jim Hickson

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Since bidding a fond farewell to the world music scene of Berlin, Jim has recently been re-released into the wilds of London to pursue freelance journalism and ethnomusicology as nature intended.

Articles by Jim Hickson

8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

South Asian Jazz – The Essential 10 Albums

The discovery of South Asian music by the likes of John and Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders had a big effect on US jazz, and it seems the musical connection works both ways. Jim Hickson picks some favourite albums

8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Ethiopian Albums – The Essential 10

From storytelling azmari bards to grooving Ethio-jazzers, Ethiopia has inarguably produced some giants of the world music scene. Jim Hickson picks out some cornerstone recordings from the country’s rich musical history

5/4/2021 12:00:00 AM

The 10 Best Live Albums

Jim Hickson selects ten top live-in-concert world music albums, featuring Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca, Oum Kalthoum, Ozomatli, Radio Tarifa and more

4/16/2022 12:00:00 AM

Spotlight: Africa Oyé 2022

Liverpool’s celebration of African music and culture returns to Sefton Park this year to commemorate three decades of good music. Jim Hickson reports

6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Spirit of Tengri 2019 review

Jim Hickson visited the seventh edition of The Spirit of Tengri festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan to discover the wonderful - and the weird - of 'contemporary ethnic music.'

8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Boomtown 2019 review

Jim Hickson dives in, gets lost and just about stumbles out of the strange and intriguing world of the Boomtown festival

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