New Release: The Rough Guide To Gospel Blues
From the true guitar evangelists such as Blind Willie Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis to blues legends Charley Patton and Skip James, these recordings illustrate how the line separating the Lord’s song and ‘devil’s music’ was very thin.
Artist Profile: Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence
Lamine performs & chats about the importance of preserving culture through music and the positive effects and perceptions that can come from creating and sharing a melting-pot of influences and flavours in local communities.
Santana Inspired By Nuru Kane’s ‘Çigil’ On Latest Album
Most of the original members from the Santana III/Woodstock-era reunited for this jam-packed sixteen track masterpiece. One track in particular draws inspiration from Riverboat Records’ very own Senegalese singer/songwriter Nuru Kane.
Songlines Music Awards 2016: Debashish Bhattacharya
The Songlines Music Awards 2016 were announced 5 May 2016. The award winners are the pinnacle of exemplary raw talent from all regions of the world.
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New City Music, Chicago: 'a great showcase of the funky sounds currently made in Crescent City'.
The Guardian, UK, 3*** stars: 'A classy compilation'.
Guardian, UK 4****stars: 'A highly original, compelling set'.
Froots, UK: '... a superb album of an under-represented music ... and comes highly recommended'.