Collective, Jazz Cafe, London, Tuesday 24th February
Israeli superstar Idan Raichel and Malian guitar virtuoso
Vieux Farka Touré + special guests Together they are one
of the most exciting world music collaborations with their intimate,
Koité, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Thursday 3rd March
From Mali, Habib is a hugely respected guitarist, composer
and singer. With his band he'll blend traditional Malian rhythms
and melodies with modern influences such as blues, jazz and rock.
100 Club, London, Thursday 5th March
The latest project of South African innovator and creative
pioneer Spoek Mathambo, Fantasma, is a 5-man collective who weave
together electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music,
shangaan electro, South African house and much more.
Songhoy Blues, Barfly, London, Monday 23rd February; Village
Underground, London, Thursday 28th May
Songhoy Blues are a 4-piece band who formed having fled
a hard-line Islamist coup in the north of the country and cut
their teeth in Bamako’s club scene.