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The Gloaming live in Dublin

The Gloaming have confirmed a residency of live shows at Dublin’s National Concert Hall for March 2018. The seven nights, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12 March, will be the group’s only live performances of the year. Five nights are already sold out but at the time of writing some tickets remain for shows on the 11 &

Syriana ‘Ipiros’ project profiled

Ten years have passed since the mesmerisingly haunting and thematic sounds of Syriana’s Road To Damascus was released on Real World Records. In those years the warfare and tragedy that has taken over Syria has affected the futures and histories of the people there, and the instigators of Syriana – Nick ‘Dubulah’ Page and Bernard O’Neill – have looked on helplessly as the civilian districts they

Russia with Simon Reeve

Russia with Simon Reeve airs on BBC2 from Thursday 28 September 2017, at 9pm. It features music tracks from a number of Real World artists, and sees Dimitri Pokrovsky Ensemble, Ashkhabad, Severa Nazarkhan, Mamer, The Terem Quartet all in the first episode. The rest of the series includes more music by Mamer, Sevara Nazarkhan, Terem Quartet, Syriana, Dmitri Pokrovky Ensemble. On the

Jay-Z samples Totó La Momposina

The Totó La Momposina song La Verdolaga has been sampled on the new album by Jay-Z 4:44. The sample features in the track Blue’s Freestyle/We Family that also features the rapping talents of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter. 4:44 is Jay-Z’s thirteenth studio album and was released on 30 June 2017 through Roc Nation. You can hear an extract of the track here.

Geoffrey Oryema’s music used in new Sean Penn movie

The new Sean Penn move The Last Face features two tracks from Geoffrey Oryema. The songs Makambo and Exile both feature in the movie, with Makambo played in the opening credits.  Directed by Sean Penn and written by Erin Dignam, the film stars Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Jean Reno. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Sean Penn flew Geoffrey to Cannes to

Mercy Street in Halt and Catch Fire

Halt and Catch Fire

The track Mercy Street by Peter Gabriel featured in the episode 306 of the American period drama television series, Halt and Catch Fire. The episode aired on AMC on Tuesday 20 September 2016. Mercy Street featured in a scene based in the summer of 1986, where the character Donna Clark has a moment of reconciliation with her business partner Cameron.

Soundtrack for Snowden

The Veil

Peter Gabriel’s recently released track, The Veil, features in, and was written especially for, the Oliver Stone movie SNOWDEN. Considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others, SNOWDEN is the epic story of whistle-blower Edward Snowden and looks at how and why he did what he did and who he left behind. The Veil was written and produced

Peter Gabriel tracks in Quantico

Quantico

Two of Peter Gabriel’s tracks, Digging in the Dirt (from the New Blood album) and Mirrorball (from Scratch My Back) both featured in the season finale of the ABC drama Quantico. Quantico is a series following a group of young FBI recruits training at the academy in Quantico, Virginia, detailing their previous lives through flashbacks. The episode aired in the

Kothbiro at Olympic Opening Ceremony

  Ayub Ogada’s song Kothbiro featured in the short film at the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2016, which honoured Kenyan middle and long distance runner, and Olympic champion, Kipchoge Keino. Keino became the first recipient of the Olympic Laurel which is to be awarded to those who have “made significant achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport”.