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Vaudou Game on UK tour

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Vaudou Game on UK tour

The relentlessly entertaining Franco-Togolese afro-funk group Vaudou Game are on the road in the UK for an extensive series of dates, including several festivals. Beginning at Rhythmtree on 14th July, it takes in Shambala and culminates with End of the Road in September, with a London show at PizzaExpress Jazz Club on 24th August.Have a look a the full list of shows below....

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14/07/2017
14/07/2017
Guts ‘Stop The Violence’

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Guts ‘Stop The Violence’

Following the departure of Leron Thomas and Von Pea from his band, French producer GUTS has replaced them with Beat Assaillant as MC and  Wolfgang from the soul band Ephemerals as singer, but still working with the same core musicians. The new band were rapidly inspired to record new material together, and the result is 5-track mini-album Stop The Violence. The vibes range from straight-up hip-hop on  "Pick Me Up" to 80s groove on 'Everybod...

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23/06/2017
23/06/2017
Camille teases new album ‘OUÏ’

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Camille teases new album ‘OUÏ’

One of the most unique, unclassifiable figures in French music is back: Camille has released a teaser for her forthcoming album OUÏ, released on Because Music on 2nd June. The first single will be 'Fontaine de Lait' on 17th March. The extract in the video is recognisably Camille and utterly haunting, thanks to its ritualistic percussion, the sudden arrival of swooping choral vocals, and the repeated refrain "Je ne mâche pas mes mots" - the equi...

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09/03/2017
09/03/2017
Cortex @ Jazz Café, 15th June

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Cortex @ Jazz Café, 15th June

The pioneering jazz-funk group Cortex were formed in France in the 1970s by French pianist and composer Alain Mion and their recently reissued Troupeau Bleu LP, described as "a genuine buried treasure" by MOJO magazine, went on to become the holy grail of French groove, sampled by the likes MF Doom, Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross. This rare show features the original 1970s lineup.15th June Jazz Café London...

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17/02/2017
17/02/2017