posts tagged african

4/19/18 // Prayer For World Peace

‘Dumsor’ a satirical piece using the imagery of Ghana’s power outage situation to describe the heartache experienced by an unsatisfied lover | listen

4/12/18 // Music No Get Enemy

43 years later, Fela Kuti’s guitarist, Kologbo, who played on nearly all of Fela’s 70’s records, is paying tribute to his former bandleader! | listen

4/5/18 // Elevate Your Soul

From Femi Kuti’s album ‘One People One World,’ ‘Dem Don Come Again’ directly attacks the hypocrisy of those who kill in the name of religion | listen

3/29/18 // Keeping Rhythms Alive

Off the ‘Ojekoo’ EP, ‘Agoro’ is a potential anthem that promises to expand its tentacles beyond West Africa & across the African continent! | listen

3/22/18 // Africa Will Be Great Again

Wela’J is an Afrobeat-chameleon group consisting of 11 musicians! Intoxicating rhythms tumble & brass resonates to make you dance! | listen

3/15/18 // Na Their Way Be That

‘Why So Complicated’ features magnificent guitar licks, exquisite keys and amazing, unique vocals over spell binding afrocentric rhythms! | listen

3/8/18 // Music Is The Answer

Henry Cole's main goal is to see music as “One World,” a space beyond styles, reaching out w/ a message of determination and unity for all! | listen

3/1/18 // Sonic Survivor

Muanapoto Is exhilarating as it is unexpected – you’re not sure where the beat will take you next, but you’ll want to be along for the ride! | listen

2/22/18 // Water No Get Enemy

W.N.G.E. is more philosophical than political, postulating the motion of water as a metaphor for human interaction & the rhythms of society | listen

2/15/18 // African Soul Power

Hiphoppapotamus has down a great rowdy jungle remix of Afriquoi's classic track, 'Pandemadzimai' to celebrate 10 years of Wormfood! | listen

2/8/18 // Who Is William Onyeabor?

Legendary Nigerian musician, William Onyeabor, released 8 self-produced albums during the Nigerian civil war, and then he disappeared! | listen

2/1/18 // Lagos City Transport

Baba Commandant was a rather eccentric & mysterious character from the Ouagadougou underground scene! He was also a traditional Bobo dancer! | listen

1/25/18 // One People, One World

Bombastic & upbeat, Femi Kuti’s song from his forthcoming album is a call to set aside differences and work towards a more peaceful world! | listen

1/18/18 // Music For Your Legs

11 bright musicians w/ unbelievable drive makeup Moscow, Russia based band, MOSBRASS! Their music delivers brass and is filled with passion! | listen

1/11/18 // AfroBEYOND

10-piece, NYC band, R.C.A., focus on the progress and sustainability of Afrobeat as a genre, movement and lifestyle in the United States! | listen

1/4/18 // Survivor

Born in the D.R. of the Congo, Faty, of Tshegue, brings a powerful, worldly energy to her music and she sings with a refreshing passion! | listen

12/28/17 // Kalakuta Show

‘Rambola’ ft. Carnival rhythms, kick drums, Middle Eastern strings, and hand-held percussion playing off a call-and-response wordplay! | listen

12/21/17 // It Began In Africa

It Began In Africa was set up by EDM artists Juliet Sikora and Tube & Berger. They want to help raise money for The African Children’s Choir | listen

12/14/17 // Music In Exile

‘Irganda’ focuses on the dire environmental predicaments that Malians face on a daily basis. It’s a defiant plea for reflection & action! | listen

12/7/17 // Cheat And Start A Fight

‘Maloya’ by Alma Negra has a broad range of ethnic rhythms, far out vocal chops and even a grainy, tape-saturated kick drum to boot! | listen

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