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The brilliance of Newen Afrobeat’s Opposite People is how it builds so infectiously, and is given some extra weight by…
L.A.C.’s, ‘All You Need Is Air,’ offers both a tag team brass break, and an opportunity for bassist Mathews to…
L.A.C.’s album Humans is full of musical greatness! Punchy horns & grooving guitars underline the straight to the…
The jubilant Uman by KOKOROKO is a redemptive track that makes space for both the unique struggles black women face, and…
Power To The Women carries powerful messages & checks off all the boxes for an Afrobeat song that’ll get the listener…
Village Afrobeat is an African party, jazzed up w/ Afrobeat’s horn arrangements, w/ talking drum & percussions driving…
Katakata, has killer drums, straight riff guitars, hypnotic brass, heavy horns chorus, strong, political lyrics with…
Politics In Africa bubbles over with a distrust of institutions every bit as feverish as its double type groove and full…
We Be All Africans is a message of survival & renewal. It’s a message that we are all one family and we need one…
Now You See is THE track on Africa For Africa w/ straining organ, shuffling percussion & stabbing brass that will blow…
Lekan Animashaun will be linked forever to Fela Kuti, whom he faithfully accompanied from his beginnings back in 1965…
The complexity and the harmony of the beat, horn section & guitar on “Thunderbolt” by JariBu Afrobeat Arkestra will…
Every cut on Bone Reader is danceable and the piano on the New Orleans-flavored ‘Rambeau’ colors the album with much…
Masterpiece, Shuffering And Shmiling, was banned by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation due to it’s perceived…
French band, WAÏ Afrobeat’s album “No First Class” has a fascinating rhythm secion and the musical mix triggers…
Beasts Of No Nation was a strong return to form for Fela Kuti and signaled that his political beliefs kept him from…
Tala A.M. sued James Brown for copying “Hot Koki” after performing alongside him at the infamous fight between…
DJ Meredith is taking you on a sonic adventure around the world on a journey through sound, introducing a fresh, new…
We first met Brooklyn bassist extraordinaire Eva Lawitts when the band Citris dropped by, but she’s a musician who…
‘Naleli” means “I cry” and it is the only reggae tune, mostly instrumental, downbeat track, from the album 360°…
Ikwunga offers a striking and dynamic vocal style to augment the bubbling Afrobeat grooves. Enjoy the stilted & vibrant…
Afrodizz’s album, Froots, is rife with pounding, liberating and powerfully hypnotic rhythms, nailing home the message…
Bandanera Afrobeat was born when saxophonist Guglielmo Pagnozzi & Senegalese drummer Moulaye Niang combined their…
The Underbelly put a modern, edgy twist on the classic sounds of soul & funk, resulting in an album that captures both…
Curiche, by Newen Afrobeat, is an extremely energetic album that talks about inequality, migration, female roles,…
Carapaus Afrobeat is a new, Lisbon-born band comprised of 8 Portuguese musicians who make music that is sure to make you…
Album, All My Relations, is equal parts spiritual journey & irrepressible funk! It boasts a syncopated charm from the…
Fizzing track, “Mad Up,” ups the ante with a heady brew of rock, reggae, funk & soul by K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade…
For My People - a searing, righteous piece of Afro-futurism with a funky edge, a vibrant, rhythmic club burner that…
Wahala Wahala brings to light the strength & endurance of humans. A personal journey, documenting obstacles the band has…
Grenn Pwonmennen is a take on Angolan Semba music, as heard during a trip to Cape Verde, dedicated to environmental &…
Gentleman’s a brilliant mishmash of African jazz, soul & funk. African culture reimagined through contemp. sounds,…
2 of Guinea’s finest female voices - Sény Malomou & Missia Saran - step behind the microphone on Sodia on Mamadou…
We first met Brooklyn bassist extraordinaire Eva Lawitts when the band Citris dropped by, but she’s a musician who…
We first met Brooklyn bassist extraordinaire Eva Lawitts when the band Citris dropped by, but she’s a musician who…
N.O.H.A. from Prague is characterized by energy loaded grooves and its open genre mixture of drum & bass and world music…
High-energy funk band, Zitakula’s album Oasis has an irresistible live feel that would make even the toughest…
Ghetto Kumbé takes us on a journey to the rhythmic Afro-Caribbean roots of Colombia fuelled by the hypnotic power of…
Jungla Est’s music is a colorful dance-floor oriented trip in to the deep rhythms of the urban jungle. A hypnotic…
‘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…
Percussionist Okyerema Asante is a Ghanaian “master drummer,” known for playing up to 85 different instruments in a…
With their heavy, organ-led sound combining with the deftest of musical touches, Orchestre Abass is a funky, rhythmic…
SF Bay Area band Camino plays original Latin, Afrobeat & Salsa Funk. Their goal is to get people dancing & create an…
Siri Ba Kele is a potent mix of traditional & modern Burkinabe funk with a reverent take on the iconic Mandingue guitar…
Central Sistema de Som launched it’s 3rd album, Estamos em Groove, reflecting worries about the sociopolitical…
The Sahara All Stars Of Jos were a highlife band who were rumored to have witchcraft on their side. Get into the groove…
Dis & Dat’ by Soothsayers from Tradition is not a lesson in politics or socio-economics, but rather a song aimed at…
Soothsayers’ first album, Lost City, is mainly instrumental with a heavy afro jazz groove, uplifting melodies &…
9-member collective, Jungle By Night, have melted years of passion, friendship & various genres of music into new…
De Gama’s truly tropical package ‘Back 2 Afrika’ EP turns up the temperature with the organ-and-horn-fueled…
Italian producer, De Gama is on a mission to turn up the temperature w/ this dancefloor destroyer! Enjoy the classical…

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