Out of the deep Finnish forests, Circle, the "world's best rock band - all categories" is finally back on an other headline tour. Shows include appearances at Switzerland's mighty Bad Bonn Kilbi, a two day residency at London's Raw Power Weekender, a collaboration with acclaimed film maker Mika Taanila at Bildrausch Festival and a stellar double bill with local Neu!-addicts Camera in Berlin. For exact tour dates see here.
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids are finally expected back in Europe later this week. For the exact dates of their massive 4 weeks tour, see here.
We hardly could be more excited: Fall 2014 will bring amazing new records from planet rock folks like The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, Selvhenter, Ogoya Nengo and Ethiopian legend Hailu Mergia - the later one will release a long overdue reissue of the classic Walias Band album "Tche Belew" and a seven inch of brand-new music on Philophon)...
The Molam rage continues... check out DJ Maft Sai, straight from the Paradise Bangkok tour, on The FreakOuternational Radio Show here.
We are stoked about two Berlin shows happening while the next few days: on Sunday, 01.12.2013 cosmic jazz legends The Pyramids will return to their "home away from home" for an exclusive show at NK and on Monday 02.12.2013 veteran Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia will rock Monarch backed by funky local Aussies Mike Majkowski and Tony Buck. See you there!
Top senegalese Sabar percussionists Bada and Bakane Seck will meet Colin Hacklander, Mina Fuhr and Masaya Hijikata, three international Berlin-based artists with strong ties to Dakar's Deggi Daaj Festival, for an initimate and improvised summit of drumming and dance on 28.10.2013. for more details see here!
planet rock is very proud to welcome the all-female danish noise jazz sensation Selvhenter! Their music is not for the faint at heart, please check an amazing video here.