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Yasmin Levy: Tango review Israeli singer takes on classic tangos to triumphant effect

Yasmin Levy has always specialised in drama and passion, at times annoyingly so, but now the Israeli singer has found the style that perfectly fits her powerful, theatrical performances and regal stage persona.

Robin Denselow | The Guardian

Five new albums to try this week: The 2 Bears, Kindness and more

Stream five new albums from alt-rockers Ex Hex, thrash act Exodus and more and let us know what youll be listening to this weekWhy you should listen: This second album from the bear suit-wearing duo, comprised of Raf Rundell and Hot Chips Joe Goddard...

The Guardian | Tshepo Mokoena

Various Artists: Real World 25 review a fitting tribute to a game-changing label

Happy birthday to Real World, launched 25 years ago by Peter Gabriel, and one of the most adventurous of the great British record labels..

Robin Denselow | The Guardian

Goat: Psychedelia is music that is free

If Slipknot dug Sun Ra they’d sound like this: meet the masked minstrels beaming cosmic vibes from Gothenburg.

Phil Hebblethwaite | The Guardian

Goat: Commune review back into the psychedelic groove

Goat’s first album, 2012’s World Music, fused African music, psychedelia and elaborately costumed Swedish eccentricity.

Kitty empire | The Guardian

Fofoulah: Fofoulah review a bravely adventurous new fusion band

(Glitterbeat)Dave Smith is a remarkable young drummer, as those who have heard him playing with JuJu, or with Robert Plants Sensational Space Shifters will know. With his band Outhouse Ruhabi he mixed improvisation with the Sabar drumming styles of...

Robin Denselow | The Guardian

The Urban Voodoo Machine review furiously energetic and versatile

The Urban Voodoo Machine are an 11-piece London band who come on like a raucous answer to New Yorks Hazmat Modine.

Robin Denselow | The Guardian

Lándini review Aurelio makes an elegant return to his Garifuna roots

His role as cultural ambassador for Honduras's coastal Garifuna people led Aurelio Martinez to Senegal for 2011's superb fusion album, Laru Beya.

Neil Spencer | The Guardian

Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics: Jaiyede Afro CD review rousing new set

(Strut)Orlando Julius is one of the heroes of Nigerian music. A saxophonist, singer and songwriter, he began fusing African influences with American R&B and soul in the 60s, and was a major influence on Fela Kuti and Afrobeat. He's still in rousing...

Robin Denselow | The Guardian

Los De Abajo: Mariachi Beat review distinctive fusions from Mexico

(Wrasse)The personnel keeps changing and the musical emphasis has currently shifted from ska to Mexican styles, but Los De Abajo are distinctive as ever, thanks to their energy, experimentation and ability to constantly and effortlessly change...

Robin Denselow | The Guardian