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Soothsayers with Cornell Campbell in Session

Lopa Kothari with music from around the world, plus a session by a collective featuring Jamaican singer Cornell Campbell and the London-based Afro-dub collective Soothsayers.

Sounds from around the world, plus a studio session by a new collective made up of the sweet-voiced Jamaican Cornell Campbell and the London-based Afro-dub collective, Soothsayers. With Lopa Kothari.

The pairing of sweet-voiced Jamaican Cornell Campbell and the London-based reggae and Afro-dub collective, Soothsayers (led by Robin Hopcraft and Idris Rahman), first took shape through a chance meeting between Cornell Campbell and Hopcraft in Kingston Jamaica early in 2011. A session was arranged at Bunny Lee's recording studio in West Kingston and, within days, the collaboration produced the sweet 'I'll Never Leave', a homage to Cornell's island home of St Elizabeth.
Now signed to Strut, the collaboration has recorded a full album in which the collective revisits Cornell's poignant 1970s sufferer's classic 'Jah Jah Me No Born Yah'. Soothsayers also bring their trademark fusion of influences and move Cornell's sound into bold new directions, adding an African groove to the hard-hitting 'Nothing Can Stop Us'.

The album carries forward the legacy of Campbell's recordings over the last half century, from his early work with "Coxsone" Dodd at Studio One to '70s and '80s classics with Joe Gibbs, Bunny "Striker" Lee, King Tubby and Winston "Niney" Observer. For Soothsayers, the album is the culmination of ten years leading the London live scene. Comprising musicians that have played with many top artists including Mulatu Astatke, Jerry Dammers' Spatial AKA Arkestra and Hugh Masekela, the band are known for their collaborations with Johnny Clarke, Maxi Jazz (Faithless), Keziah Jones and more, and form the nucleus of the band that backed the London leg of the 'Fela!' musical during 2011.

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Fri 3 Jan 2014 23:00

Music Played

  • Coreyah

    Dondollariyo

    Performer: Coreyah.
    • Whale of a time.
    • Tripper Sound.
    • 1.
  • Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers

    There's a Fire

    Performer: Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers.
  • Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers

    Conquerer

    Performer: Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers.
  • Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers

    Nothing can Stop us

    Performer: Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers.
  • Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers

    Jah Jah me no Born Yah

    Performer: Cornell Campbell meets Soothsayers.
  • Delpadre

    Rubi

    Performer: Delpadre.
    • Rubi.
    • Rumba Aficionado.
    • 9.
  • Dina El Wedidi

    The Night

    Performer: Dina El Wedidi.
    • Dina el Wedidi.
    • 3.
  • Fink

    Wheels

    Performer: Fink.
    • Fink Meets the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Ninja Tune.
    • 5.
  • Harleigh Blu

    Enough Now

    Performer: Harleigh Blu.
    • Forget me Not.
    • Tru Thoughts.
    • 1.
  • Angélique Kidjo

    Bana

    Performer: Angélique Kidjo.
    • Eve.
    • 429 RECORDS.
    • 13.
  • Las Hermanas Caronni

    Chamunya

    Performer: Las Hermanas Caronni.
    • Vuela.
    • Les Grands Fleuves.
    • 3.
  • Los Lobos

    La Venganza de los Pelados

    Performer: Los Lobos.
    • Disconnected in New York City.
    • Proper Records.
    • 6.
  • LONE BELLOW

    Teach Me To Know

    Performer: LONE BELLOW.
    • The One You Shouldb've Let Go - CD EP.
    • White.
    • 2.
  • Mariam The Believer

    Somewhere Else

    Performer: Mariam The Believer.
    • Blood Donation.
    • Moshi Moshi Records.
    • 1.
  • Juana Molina

    Eras

    Performer: Juana Molina.
    • Wed 21.
    • Crammed Discs.
    • 1.
  • Monoswezi

    Ndinewe

    Performer: Monoswezi.
    • The Village.
    • Riverboat Records.
    • 2.
  • Carla Morrison

    Me Encanta

    Performer: Carla Morrison.
    • Dejenme Llorar.
    • Cosmica Records.
    • 2.
  • Negoleiros Do Rotmo

    Lemba

    Performer: Negoleiros Do Rotmo.
    • Angola Soundtrack 2.
    • Analog Africa.
    • 11.
  • Nicolas Repac ft Bonga

    Cenas da Gaby

    Performer: Nicolas Repac ft Bonga.
    • Black Box.
    • No Format.
    • 5.
  • Dave Van Ronk

    Green, Green Rocky Road

    Performer: Dave Van Ronk.
    • Inside Llewyn Davis.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 14.
  • Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants

    Good Time Charlie's

    Performer: Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants.
    • All Hat and No Cattle.
    • Side One Dummy.
    • 2.
  • Songhoy Blues

    Soubour

    Performer: Songhoy Blues.
    • Africa Express Presents: Maison des Jeunes.
    • Transgressive Records.
    • 2.
  • Stuart Masters

    Hungry River Cobbler

    Performer: Stuart Masters.
    • Odonata.
    • Cedar Room Records.
    • 1.
  • Teta Lando

    Fuguei Na Escola (Para Jogar a Bola)

    Performer: Teta Lando.
    • Angola Soundtrack 2.
    • Analog Africa.
    • 21.
  • Laura Veirs

    Shape Shifter

    Performer: Laura Veirs.
    • Waro & Weft.
    • Bella Union.
    • 5.

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