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With an early 80s disco sound, ‘Just A Place’ is a horn driven, stand-out track by Underground System from their latest album…
‘Free Fallin’ from Meu Kota EP has some nice berimbau samples during the chorus, adding some extra tropical flavor to the hard…
Ritteri’s edit of “Zinabu” is a psychedelic lift off into space, w/ trippy sound effects, chunky drums, bass line & guitar…
“Neckbone’ is a track made for the dance floor with a big catch bassline! Anthony Joseph chants poetically in pure Caribbean…
‘Money Palava’ opens up side 2 of The Afro National Band’s album with its infectious highlife beat and hooky vocals from…
Shrouded in mystery, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s album, The Serpent’s Mouth, is sure to please. Enjoy the slow & spacey track,…
“Ilha Vizinha” starts with a scratchy funk guitar riff along with a high keyboard pattern before hitting extended patches of…
Dionisio Maio’s ‘Dia Ja Manche’ of Cape Verde is a full on funky banger with scratching guitar, cutting synths and…
10-piece collective, Bixiga 70’s new album Quebra Cabeça - African music will always be the root, and Brazil …
Crash The Box – a riot of Afrobeat, House & Disco, laced expertly w/ horn stabs & vocal chops, guaranteed to light up any club…
Franco, Sorcerer of the Guitar’s, ‘Likemba Ya Ngana’ is an elegy for his late brother that features an all-female chorus and…
‘NAATH’ is a vivacious, Afrobeat album highlighting the unique sounds of Sudan; interweaving traditional folklore, love songs,…
‘NAATH’ is a vivacious, Afrobeat album highlighting the unique sounds of Sudan; interweaving traditional folklore, love songs,…
“Family Remixes” are a collection of 10 fresh remixes that’ll turn every working hour into a party, boosting each party into…
LoKkhi TeRra & Dele Sosimi teamed up for a majestic multi-cultural blend of sounds fusing Afro-Cuban grooves, raga rhythms & Acid…
'Cosa Nueva’ by Sonámbulo Psicotropical is a danceable song where wind instruments and drums are the protagonists of the story!
Eight-member, Montreal based Afrobeat / Afro-funk band, Afrodizz, bemoans the social evils of the world in the …
Russian band, Marimba Plus, produces unique music using marimba as their leading instrument, satisfying the taste of musical…
‘Low Profile’ contains all the ingredients of a 1st generation classic of the genre, w/ saxophone solos, trumpet & devastating…
‘Underground System’ was among the better recordings of Fela’s late career and it’s filled with fast, urgent rhythms and…
Mighty, No Go Stop are much more than a tribute to past glories, they’re a living, breathing evocation of the life-force that is…
Segun Okeji was the tenor sax player in Fela Kuti’s Koola Lobitos band in Nigeria in the late 1960s before changing their name…
Afro What’s excellent horn section, authentic tinkling guitars & traditional percussion are supplemented w/ drums for a sunny…
Borchi y Su Doble Redoble & Belgian producer, Ozferti released ‘Noom!’ It’s a clash between a military band and an Afrobeat…
‘Nyonton’ has all the dance-floor essentials to give it an afro-jazz feel that’s marked by mesmerizing synths & emphatic…
“Figamalapena” will make you laugh, move your head to the rhythm & leave you curious to hear what else Ponzio Pilates will…
Nigerian musical pioneer Tunji Oyelana’s music is brimming with dance-floor fire! Tunji’s songs are myriad fusions that are…
‘Black Magic, Bad Magic,’ by Tactical Groove Orbit has amazing brass & deep rhythm! This track will leave you breathless and…
“Babalawo” is dedicated to all musicians that have remained true to their African traditions & culture, paying…
Superb Afrobeat funk number, ‘Lagos Sisi’ by Bola Johnson will fire up your airwaves with a deadly James Brown-debted Yoruba…
“Questions of Our Day” opens Bone Reader with a blasting brass Afrofunk hip-hop contestation of the nature of power and global…
Horn-heavy “B.M.L’ is a no-holds barred party anthem, calling out duplicity. Dedicated to Kuti’s favorite herb, defending…
‘Kuku Kee Me’ is more focused on the instrumentals, with great musical technicality. Enjoy the zesty 2min. saxophone solo at…
Boka de Banjul’s band member’s ideas, musical background & passion for music became the basis of a platform for positive…
Abeokuta Afrobeat’s music & name was inspired by Fela Kuti’s hometown in Nigeria. Abeokuta translates a new experience tied to…
Black Times bluesy, wavering guitar by Carlos Santana is rooted in the idea of learning from history to achieve physical &…
‘Dumsor’ a satirical piece using the imagery of Ghana’s power outage situation to describe the heartache experienced by an…
43 years later, Fela Kuti’s guitarist, Kologbo, who played on nearly all of Fela’s 70’s records, is paying tribute to his…
From Femi Kuti’s album ‘One People One World,’ ‘Dem Don Come Again’ directly attacks the hypocrisy of those who kill in…
Off the ‘Ojekoo’ EP, ‘Agoro’ is a potential anthem that promises to expand its tentacles beyond West Africa & across the…
Wela’J is an Afrobeat-chameleon group consisting of 11 musicians! Intoxicating rhythms tumble & brass resonates to make you…
‘Why So Complicated’ features magnificent guitar licks, exquisite keys and amazing, unique vocals over spell binding…
Henry Cole's main goal is to see music as “One World,” a space beyond styles, reaching out w/ a message of determination and…
Muanapoto Is exhilarating as it is unexpected – you’re not sure where the beat will take you next, but you’ll want to be…
W.N.G.E. is more philosophical than political, postulating the motion of water as a metaphor for human interaction & the rhythms…
Hiphoppapotamus has down a great rowdy jungle remix of Afriquoi's classic track, 'Pandemadzimai' to celebrate 10 years of…
Legendary Nigerian musician, William Onyeabor, released 8 self-produced albums during the Nigerian civil war, and then he…
Baba Commandant was a rather eccentric & mysterious character from the Ouagadougou underground scene! He was also a traditional…
Bombastic & upbeat, Femi Kuti’s song from his forthcoming album is a call to set aside differences and work towards a more…
11 bright musicians w/ unbelievable drive makeup Moscow, Russia based band, MOSBRASS! Their music delivers brass and is filled…
10-piece, NYC band, R.C.A., focus on the progress and sustainability of Afrobeat as a genre, movement and lifestyle in the United…
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…