Mixing & Editing Vibrant New Songs

Our #RafikiJazzUpClose audio co-producers Robin & Tony mixing & editing some vibrant new songs written & recorded during the Lyth Arts Centre UpClose residency in Caithness in July....

Rafiki Jazz ‘Up Close’ Festival of the Mind

The launch of our ‘Up Close’ project kicked off at the Festival of the Mind in Sheffield at Theatre Deli . We had a very excited morning with...

Rafiki Jazz play ‘Bamba’ at WOMAD 2018

Here is a short clip from our Siam Stage set at WOMAD 2018. https://player.vimeo.com/video/291992676  

UP Close Coming to The Festival of The Mind

We are excited for our gig as part of #RafikiJazzUpClose at the Sheffield, Festival of The Mind, in collaboration with The University of Sheffield! on 29th...

Up Close Residency at Lyth Art Centre

Ayse Balko is reflecting on Project UpClose: We have reach the last day. Where has all the other days gone? Is it about the age...

Arriving at Lyth, North Scotland

As Rafiki Jazz; We have arrived at the Lyth art center after midnight after 13 hours of a journey. We were at the Isle of Wight the...

First Session at Yellow Arch Studios

An amazing start to ‘Up Close’ project was at Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield. We started our collaboration and sharing ideas and start making the...

Up Close!

#weareinternational ‘a stunning, virtuosic, internationalist show’ says BBC Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr Rafiki Jazz are nine native and migrant folk remixing roots music and...