PODCAST – Counterflows 2022

Edward George on Kuduro – Episode 3: Kuduro International

Kuduro is the electronic dance music of a generation born and raised during Angola's traumatic and protracted civil war. It started life on Angola's margins, in the clubs and ghettos of the nation's capital, Luanda, before being co-opted by the government to become the official sound of post-war Angola. Read more

INTERVIEW – Counterflows 2022

In Conversation: Petronn Sphene and Sunik Kim

Petronn Sphene and Sunik Kim both performed amazing sets at Counterflows 2022, spilling their overflowing, amorphous sounds off the Glue Factory walls on the Friday and Saturday nights of the festival. Read more

INTERVIEW – Counterflows 2022

In Conversation: Brighde Chaimbeul, Vasco Alves and Alasdair Campbell

At Counterflows 2022's opening night we brought together a series of projects combining artists from different musical backgrounds and approaches to their work. After a series of zoom meetings, Brighde Chaimbeul and Vasco Alves came together for two days of rehearsal and exploration of their two different approaches to the pipes in Glasgow. Read more

PODCAST – Counterflows 2022

[Ahmed] and the legacy of Ahmed Abdul-Malik

The writer and broadcaster Edward George explores the multiple resonances, versions and iterations of the jazz ensemble [Ahmed] and the inspiration behind them, Ahmed Abdul-Malik. In what was an experimental take on the live ‘in conversation’, Edward took to the stage at Glasgow’s community central halls to develop his theory around the strangeness of jazz and how the version echoes back through the history of the form, linking past and future. Read more