Category: Features – Archive

June 1, 2013 / Features - Archive

Arabic music in a Jewish temple? Depending on your perspective it could be post-modernism run amok or the dawn of a new Age of Aquarius. Perhaps we should qualify “Arabic”, as the music in question layers jazz into the Andalousian classical music of north Africa, and the latter, itself, is…

March 29, 2013 / Features - Archive

For a while Mary Coughlan seemed to be living her career backwards. She had a number one album before she ever played a gig, and a decade later found herself back at the bottom rung of the ladder. The Irish blues/jazz/soul singer may have fallen in love with music as…

March 12, 2013 / Features - Archive

A party in the Balkans is unimaginable without two things: brass instruments and alcohol. Goran Bregovic may appear to have much the same needs. Despite the astonishing breadth of music that he composes (for performance and film) a brass band is never far away, and nor, if his unforgettable 2008…