Santeria

REVIEW ؟Que Vola? – ؟Que Vola?

By 06 March, 2019

Any new release on the classy French No Format label is going to be at the very least interesting and worthwhile. This marriage of European jazz and ritualistic Afro-Cuban percussion is no exception. It takes a bit of... Read Article

Chapter 6: Final Day of MANANA

By 03 February, 2017

Day 6, 6th May 2016 Milillian Galis is widely considered to be a living master of the batá drums and, some years ago, he had throat cancer. Now he speaks through an electrolarynx, which is literally a voice... Read Article

REVIEW Havana Club Rumba Sessions: La Clave

By 28 January, 2016

Nearly thirty years have passed since Gilles Peterson curated his first Sunday afternoon session at the legendary Dingwalls club in North London. From these modest beginnings, he has now become one of the premier tastemakers in UK dance culture;... Read Article

REVIEW Daymé Arocena – Nueva Era

By 09 June, 2015

The diminutive frame of Cuban songstress Daymé Arocena cut a rather unassuming figure in the grimy environs of the Bedroom Bar in Shoreditch, London last autumn. Straddled by concert goers – crammed into the upstairs space to catch... Read Article