Gerry Lyseight – Phonic FM – 16/4/23

New from Tunico, 30/70 and Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter; new (and funny) from Ben Castle and the Blah Street Band. New (posthumous) music from Ali Farka Toure, new reissue from Aníbal Velásquez, new re-press from Wildflower. Lots of artists playing live as part of La Linea 23 featured.  

La Linea 23 – The London Latin Music Festival 21/4 – 7/5 The best in new Latin music at venues across central London. More information and tickets at

I also played Soul Rebels Brass Band as a taster for what to expect at this Saturday’s Mambista when Brixton based, 10-piece New Orleans style brass band, Brasstermind make their debut.

Born in 2014, Brixton based 10 piece BRASSTERMIND follow in the footsteps of classic New Orleans brass bands. Brass reimaginings of everything from Fela Kuti to Rihanna, Radiohead to Cameo.

Tickets: £8 early bird, £10 + booking fee here

Ali Farka ToureSambadio (Acoustic)   Voyageur
Soul Rebels Brass Band  Sweet Dreams Are Made of ThisUnlock Your Mind
Ben Castle and the Blah Street BandCut Loose – A Lesson In Jazz [Album Version]  An EP
Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter  Sticking To My GunsGuilty Pleasures (feat. Nate Smith) 
Aníbal Velásquez Te Vi Venir En Tremenda Salsa 
Eliane Correa & La Evolution Signo de Fuego
Wildflower   Under The Night SkyLove
Jorge Drexler La luna de Rasquí Bailar En La Cueva  
Alvorada    Okik RyasFirst Light
Susana Baca Toro MataNu Latin
Emicida Mufete Sobre Crianças, Quadris, Pesadelos e Lições de Casa…                      
Maga BoIlú de Oyá feat. Alexandre Garnizé (Dengue Dengue Dengue Congobow Remix) 
Admiral Tibbett World Power12″
Gumby Navedo Y Su Tumbao CharangueroLos Tamalitos De OlgaCelebrando A Aragon
Chorolo Y Su Combo La EspinitaVen a Bailar
Daniel CrawfordWater No Get EnemyThe Jazz Room Vol. 2 compiled by Paul Murphy
30/70 All 4 U
Vigro Deep                                                                                                                              GrooveAmapiano Now NTS
Zinako De Makulusu Joli MobialaNuvau Le Generation
Fania All Stars Isla Del Encanto (ft Hector Lavoe)  Viva La Charanga
Willie Rosario Arrepentios Pecadores Infinito
Dengue Dengue Dengue    AMNATIVE