The weekend of 25-27 July will be buzzing in Stockton, for the Tees Music Alliance's Stockton Weekender. Amongst those appearing is ICHI from Japan with his amazing musical creations, like the one below!
The World Cup was still on at the start of July. I came across this fabulous samba from the Amazonian city of Manaus, it's fabulously infectious! So even if you can't enjoy the football , enjoy this classic Brazilian sound!
It's the Brass Festival in Durham this month. There's a fabulous amount of brass music on offer including the fabulous world music tinted "Streets of Brass" events on 13, 19 and 20 July in Durham city centre. Appearing as part of the event from York the very brassy New York Brass Band! Check them out below!
For your additional enjoyment from the wonderful world of roots music this month we bring you a selection of clips, videos and features that will be added to throughout the month!
Starting off with the powerful new video, directed by AB Photography, from Newcastle based exponents of chamber folk Bridie and the Arbour "We Talked Again".
Next up thrilling, pulsating, gritty Songhai Blues from young Bamako resident Aminata Wassidje Traore. Got this via the excellent Akwaaba Music website, great for contemporary African sounds.
And finally for this month the fabulous Cajun sound of "The Magnolia Sisters", who play Summertyne Festival, Gateshead on July 19!