Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band - Thursday, June 2nd at New Morning (Paris)

It was one of the highlights of 2015, both on record (full review and album stream here) or live (october 8th at New Morning in Paris). This thursday Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band will be back with their funky & soulful Ghanean vibes on the New Morning stage and we can't advise you enough...

October 2015 Recommended Live Shows in Paris

The amount of cool shows happening in Paris or close during this month of october is just plain ridiculous. Even ourselves keep on mixing up the dates of all the upcoming ones we absolutely don't want to miss! So we thought it could be useful to chronologically list all the ones we feel could be...

Baeshi Bang + Camarão Orkestra - Friday, october 2nd at Studio de l’Ermitage (Paris)

Last year we introduced you to Baeshi Bang (see here), one of the many projects of our protégé Etienne de la Sayette, a project of re-arranging tunes from Bae Ho, a Korean singer from the 60s, into a totally unique blend of 60s sweet pop, classical sounds, cinematic funk, jazz and rock guitars. The...

Akalé Wubé + Lansiné Diabaté & RacecaR - Friday, june 26th at Studio de l'Ermitage (Paris)

Tonight (friday june 26th) the masterful Parisian Ethio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé are back at Le Studio de l'Ermitage for a show featuring Guinean balafonist Lansiné Diabaté and American MC RacecaR! The gig will also be streamed live on Yvan Amar's 'Jazz Club' on France Musique. So you have two choices:...

Le Mellotron presents Paris DJs X Todd Simon - Monday June 22, 2015

4 years ago Paris DJs invited Le Mellotron to cook up two mixes exploring the link between Jazz and Hip Hop. [Download Vol.1 or Download Vol.2] 2 years ago Le Mellotron hosted an exclusive Paris DJs mix of Latino Funk & Hispanic Jerk covers on their site. [Listen on LeMellotron.com] Last year...

Black Flower à L'Alimentation Générale - june 13, 2015

Black Flower is soulful and psychedelic Ethio-jazz-blues band from Belgium, bringing back mushroom memories of Super Numeri with an Ethiopic twist. We playlisted their first album 'Abyssinia Afterlife' a bit more than a year ago and it's gonna be released in France this fall. Black Flower is...

M.A Beat! + Shawn Lee, Soulist, Whateverest & LK at l'Alimentation Générale - june 12, 2015

M.A BEAT! en concert exceptionnel avec Shawn Lee à Paris Vendredi 12 Juin 2015 20h/4h Infos pratiques : facebook event alimentation-generale.net Le groupe français électro-acoustique M.A BEAT! invite le mythique compositeur, producteur et multi-instrumentiste américain Shawn Lee pour 2 concerts...

The Afrorockerz + Kuku - February 4th at Le New Morning in Paris

Afrorockerz. Damn! Such a cool band name. Afro and rock, what else? We played them in a mix nearly 7 years ago. We licensed a track of theirs in october 2013 for the 'Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland?' compilation, and another one in may 2014 for the 'A House Divided Against Itself Cannot...

Ebo Taylor & Afrobeat Academy - March 26th at Le New Morning (Paris)

Guitar player and arranger, Ebo Taylor from Ghana is the missing link between Accra, where highlife was born, and Lagos, the afrobeat Mecca. 100% funky, 100% groove. Well that's how Ebo is introduced for his 2014 tour. What we can assure you, having seen him many times on stage, is that if you...

Gold Diggers feat. Al Kent - February 7th at Djoon Club in Paris

If you're into disco, real disco, the kind that's irresistible, the kind you can dance to all night long, the soulful kind that brings chills down the spine, then you shouldn't miss Al Kent who'll be playing at the Gold Diggers party in Paris at Djoon Club on friday, february 7th! Al Kent is a...

The Eclectic Ben Hito Circus exhibition - Mercredi 9 octobre à Montpellier

Wednesday, october 9th will see the opening of a Ben Hito exhibition at Secret Place in Montpellier (south of France), with a selection of his most rock'n'roll posters and record artworks. This will be a special evening with a live show from Salut Les Anges, the fantastic French Rock band from...

Paris DJs Soundsystem 45 DJ set at La Station Services (Montreuil) - Samedi 14 septembre 2013

A rare Paris DJs sighting will happen this month near Paris, with the Paris DJs Soundsystem taking the decks for a 45 session at La Station Services, a new bar which has just opened in Montreuil… It'll be the opportunity to get the unique posters Ben Hito did for Paris DJs - only available at...

Antibalas & Chic - Jazz A La Villette - Mardi 10 septembre 2013

On september 10th, there's a NOT-TO-MISS double bill in Paris, with afrobeat juggernaut band Antibalas first, followed by cult disco band Chic feat. Nile Rodgers. Well... ANTIBALAS and CHIC in Paris, that's a show we wouldn't miss for the world!! Antibalas / Chic feat. Nile Rodgers Grande Halle de...

Free live show from Les Frères Smith on saturday, august, 31st in Paris!!

Next saturday if you're in Paris, we've picked a free show that we advise you not to miss!! Our treasured French Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz band ©© Les Frères Smith will be doing a one hour free outdoor show at the Parc de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge… ©© Les Frères Smith Samedi 31 Aout 2013 / 19h-20h /...

Free Soul Stereo Soundsystem gig this thursday (aug 22) in Paris!!

There's a cool free reggae party happening in Paris this week. On thursday (aug 22), after diner, head on to the Alimentation Générale pub where the Soul Stereo Soundsystem will play Jamaican Jazz & Soul, Rocksteady, Dancehall, Ska, Rub A Dub, Digital and Roots Reggae. With selectors Fatta,...

TONIGHT!! Bio Ritmo en Paris con Ocho Y Media, Studio de l'Ermitage

Same players as last year, shoot again! Tonight (thursday, july 25th 2103), Salsa kings from Richmond Virginia Bio Ritmo will be soundclashing with salsa-ragga-ska French band Ocho Y Media, they'll be both presenting new songs from their respective upcoming albums!! And for more Bio Ritmo music go...

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics + Rikki Ililonga, Jagari Chanda & Karl Hector and The Malcouns Live in Paris!!

The Banlieues Bleues festival has outdone itself with this amazing double-bill on april 6th in Aubervilliers, near Paris. First there will be the Nigerian afro-soul pionner Orlando Julius backed by psychedelic groove masters The Heliocentrics, followed by Zambian rock legends Rikkim Ililonga and...

TONIGHT!! Chicha Libre en Paris con Las Ondas Marteles, Studio de l'Ermitage

Many here in Paris have planned to watch the soccer game tonight (France-Spain), but we've got a better plan for those in love with music… Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf and psychedelic pop inspired by Peruvian music, mixing up covers of Peruvian Chicha with original...

Jungle By Night live! Friday, march 1st at Petit Bain in Paris, France

There aren't that many show in Paris we urge you to go and check out. A Jungle By Night live gig is one of those. These young Netherlands cats have been making waves in the current afrobeat scene with lots of gigs, festivals, singles and EP releases, even getting knighthood recognition from Tony...

The Souljazz Orchestra, Monophonics or Hidden Orchestra live shows in Paris tonite (october 10th, 2012)!!!

Tonight (wednesday october 10th) is a great night to go out and see/hear some live music if you're in Paris! The always amazing Souljazz Orchestra will be rocking La Bellevilloise with an Afrobeat/Latin/Funk show, celebrating their new (and fantastic) album Solidarity. Totally unique electro-jazz...

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