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Totally Tropical! Sizzling Debut Album by Award-winning Songwriter, Rafael

‘Enamorarse en la playa’ is the debut album from Dominican-Canadian singer Rafael Wilsikin Medina aka Rafael. Irresistible Caribbean rhythms from start to finish with Dominican merengue, ‘good time party’ bachata, saucy salsa and Puerto Rican bomba. Rafael’s orchestra, Energía Dominicana, provides the massive Latin American sound on ‘Enamorarse en la playa’ with guitars, bass, piano, tambora, congas, bongos, timbale drums, campana bell, maracas, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and the defining güira.

Ahead of new album, master taiko drummer Joji Hirota talks about 40 years of live performances, huge foldable drums and what it takes to be a taiko drummer

‘Japanese Taiko’ is the new album by taiko legend, Joji Hirota and The London Taiko Drummers. It is a celebration of 40 years of world class drumming from Joji Hirota that has taken him from WOMAD to WOMEX and from Japan to England.

Khamoro, The Band that Brings A Little Sun to the World

Khamoro Budapest Band is a folklore band that plays authentic contemporary Hungarian gypsy music collected from all over the country. Besides collected music and covers, they write and compose their own original songs. Their virtuosic songs are accompanied with ‘voice bass’ and other colourful ornamentations in the accompanying voices and instruments.