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Kuljit Bhamra - Essence of Raga Tala

Essence of Raga Tala is a unique and compelling take on Indian musical tradition; nine Indian ragas and selected talas are re-imagined for both traditional and western instruments in new and exciting directions. Kuljit Bhamra MBE is a prolific composer, musician and record producer whose main instrument is the tabla. He is best known as one of the record producers who pioneered the British Bhangra sound and for collaborations with musicians of many different genres.


“This is my life story; learning from mistakes has given me the strength and courage to follow my own path.” Multi-lingual Senegalese singer Modou Touré, heir of the legendary group Touré Kunda, releases his debut solo album TOUKI – A Journey. Modou’s talent, focus, charisma and passion for music has carried him from Senegal’s capital city of Dakar to the international stage. TOUKI showcases groovy rhythms, Afrobeat, pop-rock and funk, harmonising with sharp guitar playing, bass, percussion and signature silky vocals. A warm, vibrant and rhythmic album.

Vusa Mkhaya UManyanyatha – Songs from the Soul of Zimbabwe

‘If he takes off his cap to kiss you... he’s a keeper’ smiles Vusa Mkhaya in a blazer suit and baseball hat, addressing a captivated audience at Cuvilliés Theatre, Munich. It’s this earnest humour honeyed by a mellifluous voice that has helped garner Vusa’s doting fanbase, from Zimbabwe’s city of blue skies, Bulawayo, to opulent concert halls in old-town Vienna.

SSEWA SSEWA NVA K’LA – Grooves from Kampala, Uganda

‘The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be captive of the environment you find yourself in’, says forward-thinking Ugandan multi-instrumentalist Ssewa Ssewa, reflecting on the day he was prompted to invent the Janzi (pictured left). The 15-string, non-magnetic instrument was created after a fellow musician was unable to pass through airport security metal detectors with his traditional adungu.