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From Bristol to Buenos Aires through Trip hop

In late March Chloe Downes and Rebecca Blackburn heard trip hop musician and Buenos Aires native Ivana López talk about the surprising musical connection between Bristol and her native city. Since it was born in and around the city in the early 1990s, trip hop has been one of Bristol’s most famous exports. Influenced by acid house, reggae, […]

An evening of music and poetry at Semana Cultural

On Tuesday 1st March, as part of Semana Cultural, we enjoyed a concert of outstanding music and poetry. Rebecca Wilson recounts the evening. The first act was a fusion of Brazilian and Malian music by Zé Kouyate and his quartet. Zé played the kamala n’goni, a young person’s harp from West Africa. We were introduced to his instrument, […]