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Music Q4 2015

I haven’t included a couple of things that made my 2015 list. No “world music” made my year end list which is unusual – Songhoy Blues and Noura Mint Seymali were close.  And last week into my inbox dropped the welcome news of a couple more releases from the Portland, Or-based label Sahel Sounds Nouakchott Weddings Songs Raucous and electrified wedding songs from the desert kingdom... read more

Out on The Weekend – Melbourne

I booked my flights and accommodation to go to this new festival back in July when it was first announced.  A bit of an impulse buy ’tis true but I loved the line up and consider it my contribution to supporting a new Americana fest. I did make the promise, since I spent all this cash going south,  not to see any of the individual artists when they did Sydney shows, which somehow I stuck to –... read more