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The Afrobeat Show
‘Rambola’ ft. Carnival rhythms, kick drums, Middle Eastern strings, and hand-held percussion playing off a call-and-response…
It Began In Africa was set up by EDM artists Juliet Sikora and Tube & Berger. They want to help raise money for The African…
‘Irganda’ focuses on the dire environmental predicaments that Malians face on a daily basis. It’s a defiant plea for…
‘Maloya’ by Alma Negra has a broad range of ethnic rhythms, far out vocal chops and even a grainy, tape-saturated kick drum to…
There’s an amazing & very atypical vibe on ‘Hinde.’ The track sounds more like moody desert music than something born from…
Hook & Crook’ finds Amayo flying to the peak of Kilimanjaro “to gain an outer worldly perspective” He finds the need to…
‘Bamako’ is about dispelling the negative image of Africa by describing something everyone can relate to – going out on a…
B.C.U.C.’s incantations look social & identity questions in the face. They refuse to belong to a specific movement or be put…
‘Mr. Debtor’ will take you deeper into the groove, coming through with a beautifully dubwise groove to fill the air! So hot!
On “Abandon Property,” Oghene Kologbo’s rich, oaky, finely aged vocals provide rugged counterpoint to Tony Allen’s…
Formed in 2011, Ajate plays a unique blend of afro-groove dance music mixed w/ Japanese traditional festival music called…
Singapore’s Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra welcomes you aboard an enlightening musical voyage to witness the world in a new…
Oumou Sangaré sings openly about forbidden topics. Her music is not entertainment but experience, a conscious theatre of ideas!
Oumou Sangaré sings openly about forbidden topics. Her music is not entertainment but experience, a conscious theatre of ideas!
Oumou Sangaré’s voice is a soulful joy, soaring to high notes and resounding with a husky richness! Enjoy Jose Marquez’s…
After 2 hip hop oriented albums, the A.L.V.O. returns to its beloved orchestral madness w/ their album “Morpheus” Enjoy…
In “Race Hustle,” by C.A.P., an overwhelming atmosphere of urban struggle rises from chanting protestors introducing the song!
The 4 tracks from Gumz’ EP ‘Mwalimu,’ which is the Swahili word for teacher, feels like a soul searching experience provided…
The Shtoompah remix of ‘Everything Scatter’ by Fela Kuti has some haunting voodoo sounds of Fela for the new millennium!
Straight from the capital of Highlife, the album ‘Sor’ by Kyekyeku has everything – Afrobeat, Ghanaian Highlife & a message!
‘Gnonnu Tome Lin’ ft. heavy uptempo soukous from the mighty Poly-Rythmo with guest composer and vocalist Assa Cica. Distinct…
The Saturators are a 7-piece multi-cultural groove machine hailing from Brooklyn & Harlem! Their song ‘Not For You’ will make…
‘Life On The Street’ is a vibrant demonstration by Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu of their take on Highlife & Afrobeat blended w/…
"Baja Norte" gives you a taste of the diverse flavor of Sure Fire Soul Ensemble. Latin rhythms, wah-wah guitar, sax, drum, bass &…
Matuki’s album ‘Injo’ is composed of 8 original tracks. The album features Afro-groove/urban funk with a psychedelic edge!
‘Noom’ is a unique groove & power shock that results from the clash between the rumble of a military band and an Afrobeat…
Let’s open the show with an unexpected Nu-skool Brazilika-brukbeat remix from Positive Flow of the Bahama Soul Club’s track…
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…
For a band w/ no lead singer, Big Mean Sound Machine has character in spades. They're a polyrhythmic monster w/ a crisp,…
“The Havana Remixes” by the Bahama Soul Club reveals their finest moments rebooted into pure rhythmic bliss! It’s a truly…
‘Dey Suffer’ describes the emigration out of Africa which has created a brain drain, with qualified people leaving for…
Oneness Of Juju, from Washington, D.C. fuses jazz, funk, soul, African rhythms with social & political movements! Enjoy the track…
December Beaches are bit crushed 909s, spoken word samples, African jazz catalogue, a love of house & a really funky bassline!
“Afri-Cali, ”a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s Ethiopian music, topped with…
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…
What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? That’s the vibe of the debut by Here Lies Man! The quintet was created by Marcos Garcia…
The A.L.V.O. returns with another hip-hop colored album, Impact! A genuine collaboration of the French atypical fusion orchestra…
Fogo Fogo is about Fela having a big party performing his hits. He served drinks to his guests, & they drank everything. When he…
‘Man Is Enough’ is the second album from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra, consisting of 10 songs, led by 3 singers. This album is a…
While visiting Kinshasa James Brown dubbed Verckys, Mr. Dynamite. Notorious for being one of Congo’s most ruthless business men,…
Zozo Afrobeat is a 13-piece band based in NYC. Their track ‘Mugabe’ was released as a protest song speaking out against the…
The Sea Slugs unique music is born out of a collective condemnation of intolerance, a strong sense of solidarity with fellow…
Enjoy ‘Beautiful’ from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra’s latest album, ‘Man Is Enough!’ The only Afrobeat band in Poland, they…
Fela Kuti’s, Live ‘Custom Checkpoint,’ is a song about the division of countries in Africa. It’s unusual for Fela with a…
‘Afrobeat L’Ayeraye’ is the latest release from Najite & Olokun Prophecy. The album represents a cross generational…
‘Fear Not For Man’ was written in the heat of Feal Kuti’s conflict with the military. The track is a provocation expressing…
Fela Kuti’s four-song concert album ‘With GingerBaker-Live!’ features the equally volatile Cream drummer, who lived in…
13-piece Montreal based band, Papa Groove take us on an rich aurol journey from West Africa to Oakland, USA. Blasting out a…
Don’t miss 16-piece-band, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra playing righteous African funk huge! It’s impossible not to dance to…
Honolulu based Good Foot is an 8 piece Kaka‘ako-based dance band rocking Soul, Funk & Afrobeat music! Enjoy their song ‘Well…
DJ Meredith is taking you around the world on a journey through sound with this playlist featuring new bands & artists!…
Fela Kuti’s ‘Government Chicken Boy,’ is about obedient followers of authority. This half-hour original version has ominous…