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Beasts Of No Nation was a strong return to form for Fela Kuti and signaled that his political beliefs kept him from becoming…
Tala A.M. sued James Brown for copying “Hot Koki” after performing alongside him at the infamous fight between Muhammed Ali &…
DJ Meredith is taking you on a sonic adventure around the world on a journey through sound, introducing a fresh, new lineup of…
‘Naleli” means “I cry” and it is the only reggae tune, mostly instrumental, downbeat track, from the album 360° by Kongo…
Ikwunga offers a striking and dynamic vocal style to augment the bubbling Afrobeat grooves. Enjoy the stilted & vibrant poetry on…
Afrodizz’s album, Froots, is rife with pounding, liberating and powerfully hypnotic rhythms, nailing home the message with…
Bandanera Afrobeat was born when saxophonist Guglielmo Pagnozzi & Senegalese drummer Moulaye Niang combined their musical…
The Underbelly put a modern, edgy twist on the classic sounds of soul & funk, resulting in an album that captures both the ears…
Curiche, by Newen Afrobeat, is an extremely energetic album that talks about inequality, migration, female roles, indigenous…
Carapaus Afrobeat is a new, Lisbon-born band comprised of 8 Portuguese musicians who make music that is sure to make you dance &…
Album, All My Relations, is equal parts spiritual journey & irrepressible funk! It boasts a syncopated charm from the freedom of…
Fizzing track, “Mad Up,” ups the ante with a heady brew of rock, reggae, funk & soul by K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade from album…
For My People - a searing, righteous piece of Afro-futurism with a funky edge, a vibrant, rhythmic club burner that refuses to sit…
Wahala Wahala brings to light the strength & endurance of humans. A personal journey, documenting obstacles the band has faced &…
Grenn Pwonmennen is a take on Angolan Semba music, as heard during a trip to Cape Verde, dedicated to environmental & resource…
Gentleman’s a brilliant mishmash of African jazz, soul & funk. African culture reimagined through contemp. sounds, inst. rhythms…
2 of Guinea’s finest female voices - Sény Malomou & Missia Saran - step behind the microphone on Sodia on Mamadou Barry’s…
N.O.H.A. from Prague is characterized by energy loaded grooves and its open genre mixture of drum & bass and world music creating…
High-energy funk band, Zitakula’s album Oasis has an irresistible live feel that would make even the toughest non-dancer begin…
Ghetto Kumbé takes us on a journey to the rhythmic Afro-Caribbean roots of Colombia fuelled by the hypnotic power of African…
Jungla Est’s music is a colorful dance-floor oriented trip in to the deep rhythms of the urban jungle. A hypnotic musical style…
‘Ayena’ by Umoja ft. K.O.G, pays homage to the female sex: shake for me, dance for me with beats that will make any…
On Siri Ba Kele, the growl is back, but the band has stripped away much of the brass & heavy fuzz w/ cooler aesthetics but intense…
Percussionist Okyerema Asante is a Ghanaian “master drummer,” known for playing up to 85 different instruments in a single…
With their heavy, organ-led sound combining with the deftest of musical touches, Orchestre Abass is a funky, rhythmic powerhouse…
SF Bay Area band Camino plays original Latin, Afrobeat & Salsa Funk. Their goal is to get people dancing & create an uplifting…
Siri Ba Kele is a potent mix of traditional & modern Burkinabe funk with a reverent take on the iconic Mandingue guitar music of…
Central Sistema de Som launched it’s 3rd album, Estamos em Groove, reflecting worries about the sociopolitical movement…
The Sahara All Stars Of Jos were a highlife band who were rumored to have witchcraft on their side. Get into the groove and…
Dis & Dat’ by Soothsayers from Tradition is not a lesson in politics or socio-economics, but rather a song aimed at bringing us…
Soothsayers’ first album, Lost City, is mainly instrumental with a heavy afro jazz groove, uplifting melodies & exciting horn…
9-member collective, Jungle By Night, have melted years of passion, friendship & various genres of music into new instrumental…
De Gama’s truly tropical package ‘Back 2 Afrika’ EP turns up the temperature with the organ-and-horn-fueled delirium of…
Italian producer, De Gama is on a mission to turn up the temperature w/ this dancefloor destroyer! Enjoy the classical tribal jam…