By Raul Da Gama, World Music Report Ajoyo released their EP War Chant in the Fall of 2019 and have since followed that four-song release with a full album in … Read More
By Ayana Contreras, Downbeat Sarah Elizabeth Charles’ heritage manifests itself in her music in ways that both surprise and delight her. Read this full feature here.
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Here’s an album filled with fresh and vibrant ideas, sometimes with clever instrumentals or passionate vocals. Read this full review here.
An HD streaming festival to take action and amplify artists’ voices. July 10 – 31st, 2020 Presented by composer/saxophonist Yacine Boularès, cultural entrepreneur Caroline Fontanieu and FIRSTLIVE! studio owner Danny … Read More
Por José Ramón, La Habitación del Jazz Yacine Boularès es un músico, compositor y arreglista franco-tunecino que ha realizado arreglos para músicos cameruneses como Jojo Kuo, Martino Atangana, el haitiano … Read More
By Phil Freeman, StereoGum Ajoyo is a sextet led by reeds player Yacine Boularès; this is their second album, following a self-titled 2015 debut. Guitarist Michael Valeanu, keyboardist Jesse Fischer, … Read More
By Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs’s Blog Can music be employed to control human moods? According to Science Daily, yes it can. In 2011, the University of Groningen completed a … Read More
By Editors, Lab.fm The New York-based group’s new LP follows their eponymous 2015 debut. The ensemble is led by saxophonist Yacine Boularès, who founded Ajoyo with vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles … Read More
By Chris Spector, Midwest Record MATHIS SOUND ORCHESTRA/World Unity: A multi culti tyro grows up and is running ahead of the pack of genre splicers since he’s been pounding this … Read More
By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine The first impression of listening to the jazz-world ensemble AJOYO is how infectious their music is. It stirs you from the opening title track “War … Read More