‘London’s Calling’ compilation celebrating London’s multicultural music scene set for July release, plus live event
aaamusic | On 20, Jul 2012
New compilation ‘London’s Calling’ celebrating the multi-cultural music scene of London set
for release on 30th July
“A multi-cultural array of musicians whose interpretations are not only innovative but hugely entertaining”
‘London’s Calling’ album teaser:
Released on 30th July London’s Calling features a multi-cultural collective of London-based musicians paying tribute to the most international of cities and is unlike anything you’ve heard before.
An Ethio-jazz version of Lilly Allen’s ‘LDN’ from the Krar Collective sits alongside Lokkhi Terra’s Bengali-Cuban take on The Small Face’s ‘Itchycoo Park’. There are two versions of The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ – an Arabic dancehall banger from Afrikan Boy & TGU and an Indo-jazz-punk belter from Arun Ghosh.
Financed by an Arts Council grant and recorded in London throughout April 2012, London’s Calling is the debut project from London-based production agency Culture Clash whose manifesto is a celebration of the new global, cultural mash-up.
“As varied and flourishing as the UK music scene is, it’s still predominantly Anglo centric with a mainstream that dozen’t scratch the surface of the amazing and culturally diverse musical talent that Britain and its major cities has”, says co-producer MC “With all eyes on the capital this Summer, what better way to celebrate the most culturally diverse city in the world than with anemic London songs being re-interpreted by the sort of people that makes this city so great.”
LONDON’S CALLING LIVE
London’s Calling live @ ‘The Bandstand’, Olympic Village 10/08
feat Cumbe, Jardares Poe Farra, Soothsayers & AK Holmes & the Hackney Empire
BT River of Music 21/07 & 22/07: Feat Krar Collective (Africa stage),Arin Gosh
(Asia stage), Transglobal Underground (Asia stage)