Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham is a freelance writer and and lover of a range of world musical styles, from the traditional folk songs of the Shetland Islands to the resonating dub sounds of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She recently completed a masters in ethnomusicology at Goldsmiths College. He music writing has been featured in many magazines, including Sounds and Colours and Jungle Drums.

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World Routes: On The Road

REVIEW World Routes: On The Road

By 24 April, 2012

The eagerly anticipated World Routes compilation of musical treasures has finally arrived. Lovingly collected by BBC presenter and ethnomusicologist Lucy Duran and her team of producers, World Routes: On The Road presents a global mix of tracks recorded... Read Article

A Musical Journey Through Cumbia

A Musical Journey Through Cumbia

By 05 December, 2011

Over the past sixty years, the Colombian music genre Cumbia has rocked dance floors in it’s native land as well as the global music stage. However, cumbia has not always been so popular with the music-loving masses. Its... Read Article

Wara EP


By 12 October, 2011

With the current upsurge in popularity of Latin-influenced sounds in the English capital, nine-piece band Wara are sure riding the wave of Afro-Cuban-loving-grooves. Their recent tour of festivals such as Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Barbican's Blaze Festival, and not to mention soon-to-come gigs at Camden's Roundhouse and Ronnie Scotts, only cement their promising future ahead.

Carlos Gardel: The King of Tango

By 03 July, 2011

Last month marked the seventy-sixth year since Argentine music maestro, Carlos Gardel’s, untimely death. To this day however, his name and suave, iconic image remain as popular as ever. The propensity of Gardel’s fame as a national treasure... Read Article

Ojos de Brujo – Corriente Vital

REVIEW Ojos de Brujo – Corriente Vital

By 16 May, 2011

Rumour has it that Barcelona-based Ojos de Brujo are splitting up to focus on their own musical projects and mayhem. Having toured the world with their flamenco-hip-hop-rumba sounds and energy-fuelled live shows, the nine-piece present Corrente Vital: 10... Read Article