Straight No Chaser Magazine: Issue #99

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#SNC99

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Description

It was in the summer of 1988 – three decades ago – that Straight No Chaser was launched – the magazine of World Jazz Jive.

Back then SNC defined the venture as a “designer fanzine” and in many respects that definition still holds true. The magazine evolved as a hub for a global community of music devotees committed to exploring diverse cultures of the African diaspora. From Sun Ra to Jeff Mills SNC explored ‘Intergalactic Sounds: Ancient To Future’ but in 2007, with the arrival of the internet, they were forced to call it a day.

However, 10 years down the line, a fresh, bold jazz influenced, nu-generation have emerged and it felt right to pick up where they left off with #SNC98. And boy are we glad they did!

Over 130+ pages, this issue – #SNC99 – connects with band-leaders Cassie Kinoshi (SEED Ensemble), Tenderlonious (22a), Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective) and keys whiz Joe Armon-Jones.

Also in the mix are a host of spirited individuals like Midori Takada, Nabihah Iqbal, Nat Birchall and Ben LeMar Gay. The London- Lagos-Accra connection is explored alongside Durban’s Qgom scene. On the indie imprint tip there’s Gondwana, Jazz re:freshed, Detroit Love and On the Corner. For the crate diggers there’s Motown’s Black Forum + nuff reviews.

#SNC98 sold out in under three weeks and though more mags have been printed there’s no room for complacency when it comes to getting your copy. This thing is worldwide!

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Weight 0.12 kg

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