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Niwel Tsumbu

Niwel Tsumbu is the fifth child of a family of six born in 1982 in Democratic Republic of Congo (ex Zaire). Growing up in Kenshasa, he was a shy boy until the day his brother brought a guitar home. Just a week later Niwel's cousin Papy Makaya (who taught Niwel his first piece on the guitar) was amazed with the sixteen year old's ability to learn and play the music of his ancestors - soukous and rumba. From then on Niwel’s schoolbag was under his bed and the guitar took its place.. His mother’s hopes that her clever son would become an engineer or a lawyer faded as Niwel would lock himself in his room and play all day


Improvised Music [email protected], Various Artists At Sugar Club

Read "Improvised Music Company@25, Various Artists At Sugar Club" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Improvised Music [email protected] Sugar Club jny: Dublin, Ireland November 26, 2016 It was an appropriately festive atmosphere in the Sugar Club to mark Improvised Music Company's twenty fifth birthday celebrations. Older musicians, perhaps just starting out a quarter of a century ago, rubbed shoulders with the current generation of ...


Improvised Music Company: Orbital Pathways, Gravitational Pull

Read "Improvised Music Company:  Orbital Pathways, Gravitational Pull" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Arguably some of the most dramatic changes in jazz have taken place in the last quarter of its century-long history: the emergence of a strong European jazz identity/identities; technological advances that empower individuals to become their own producers; Youtube, which has all but erased the boundary between past and present; the increase in pedagogical institutions; pan-national ...

Pouric Songs

Label: Frisbee Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Mad for You; Phantom Moves; Skin to the Bone; Stone Walls; Beautiful Freaks Like Us; Freaky Funk; Woodlands; Harvest Do; Beauty Becomes You; Quartz; The Mad Magician; Lullaby.


D.F.F.: Pouric Songs

Read "Pouric Songs" reviewed by Ian Patterson

D.F.F. is a seven-piece super-group founded by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Dave Flynn and Pouric Songs is its stellar debut recording. The versatile Flynn is also the man behind the Clare Memory Orchestra--a fusion of Ireland's leading traditional and classical musicians--so it's no surprise that D.F.F. blends genres and colors so seamlessly. Pop, rock, African rhythms and folksy balladry ...


D.F.F. - Exciting Cross-Genre Band Play The Button Factory, Dublin, April 10

D.F.F. -  Exciting Cross-Genre Band Play The Button Factory,  Dublin, April 10

D.F.F. at the Button Factory Saturday 12th April: Doors 8pm D.F.F. featuring the musical talents of Vyvienne Long, Niwel Tsumbu & Dave Flynn. Touring their debut album Pouric Songs out 28 March on Frisbee Records What does D.F.F. stand for one might ask? Well it can mean whatever you want it to mean, whatever definition comes ...

Song Of The Nations

Label: Offbeat Records
Released: 2008


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