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‘Rambola’ ft. Carnival rhythms, kick drums, Middle Eastern strings, and hand-held percussion playing off a call-and-response wordplay!
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
‘Irganda’ focuses on the dire environmental predicaments that Malians face on a daily basis. It’s a defiant plea for reflection & action!
‘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!
The Shtoompah remix of ‘Everything Scatter’ by Fela Kuti has some haunting voodoo sounds of Fela for the new millennium!
Let’s open the show with an unexpected Nu-skool Brazilika-brukbeat remix from Positive Flow of the Bahama Soul Club’s track ‘Elegguà’!
Pasteur Lappe became a charming star in Cameroon at just 19 years old. He became friends with stars such as Fela Kuti, Tala AM, J Moboule!
For a band w/ no lead singer, Big Mean Sound Machine has character in spades. They’re a polyrhythmic monster w/ a crisp, unrelenting groove!
“The Havana Remixes” by the Bahama Soul Club reveals their finest moments rebooted into pure rhythmic bliss! It’s a truly bright collection!
Oneness Of Juju, from Washington, D.C. fuses jazz, funk, soul, African rhythms with social & political movements! Enjoy the track ‘Too Poo!’
“Afri-Cali, ”a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s Ethiopian music, topped with coastal-psych seasoning!
If, as the great Fela Kuti once said ‘music is the weapon,’ then you’ll need to wear armor to withstand the full sonic force of L.A.C.!
What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? That’s the vibe of the debut by Here Lies Man! The quintet was created by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas!
The A.L.V.O. returns with another hip-hop colored album, Impact! A genuine collaboration of the French atypical fusion orchestra led by Masta Conga with MC Racecar!
Fogo Fogo is about Fela having a big party performing his hits. He served drinks to his guests, & they drank everything. When he couldn’t afford more a riot ensued!
While visiting Kinshasa James Brown dubbed Verckys, Mr. Dynamite. Notorious for being one of Congo’s most ruthless business men, the legendary musician was a powerhouse
Zozo Afrobeat is a 13-piece band based in NYC. Their track ‘Mugabe’ was released as a protest song speaking out against the suffering of Zimbabweans under Mugabe’s rule.
Hop on The Worldwide Hour with DJ Wynn and get down to feel-good anthems from Fela Kuti, Konono No.1, Tinariwen, and Gipsy Kings.
The Sea Slugs unique music is born out of a collective condemnation of intolerance, a strong sense of solidarity with fellow humans & passion for the music of Fela Kuti!
Enjoy ‘Beautiful’ from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra’s latest album, ‘Man Is Enough!’ The only Afrobeat band in Poland, they uniquely use the power of 3 female vocalists.
Take The Leap with DJ Wynn and hear new music from Sinkane, Tinariwen, and Jens Lekman.
Fela Kuti’s, Live ‘Custom Checkpoint,’ is a song about the division of countries in Africa. It’s unusual for Fela with a very intense pace, danceable to the extreme!
‘Afrobeat L’Ayeraye’ is the latest release from Najite & Olokun Prophecy. The album represents a cross generational culmination of artistic talent inspired by Fela Kuti!
‘Fear Not For Man’ was written in the heat of Feal Kuti’s conflict with the military. The track is a provocation expressing Fela’s lack of fear in the face of brutality.
Don’t miss 16-piece-band, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra playing righteous African funk huge! It’s impossible not to dance to PAO’s body grooving goodness!
Honolulu based Good Foot is an 8 piece Kaka‘ako-based dance band rocking Soul, Funk & Afrobeat music! Enjoy their song ‘Well Mannered Fool!’
Fela Kuti’s ‘Government Chicken Boy,’ is about obedient followers of authority. This half-hour original version has ominous horns & chants.

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