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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 What Are You!
‘Free Fallin’ from Meu Kota EP has some nice berimbau samples during the chorus, adding some extra tropical flavor to the hard & bassy beat!
Ritteri’s edit of “Zinabu” is a psychedelic lift off into space, w/ trippy sound effects, chunky drums, bass line & guitar solo w/ vocals!
“Neckbone’ is a track made for the dance floor with a big catch bassline! Anthony Joseph chants poetically in pure Caribbean style!
‘Money Palava’ opens up side 2 of The Afro National Band’s album with its infectious highlife beat and hooky vocals from Sierra Leone!
Shrouded in mystery, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s album, The Serpent’s Mouth, is sure to please. Enjoy the slow & spacey track, “Touchdown”!
“Ilha Vizinha” starts with a scratchy funk guitar riff along with a high keyboard pattern before hitting extended patches of repeated notes!
Dionisio Maio’s ‘Dia Ja Manche’ of Cape Verde is a full on funky banger with scratching guitar, cutting synths and harmonised vocal hooks!
10-piece collective, Bixiga 70’s new album Quebra Cabeça – African music will always be the root, and Brazil it’s beautiful, vibrant flower
Crash The Box – a riot of Afrobeat, House & Disco, laced expertly w/ horn stabs & vocal chops, guaranteed to light up any club or festival!
Franco, Sorcerer of the Guitar’s, ‘Likemba Ya Ngana’ is an elegy for his late brother that features an all-female chorus and an accordion!
‘NAATH’ is a vivacious, Afrobeat album highlighting the unique sounds of Sudan; interweaving traditional folklore, love songs, dance tunes
‘NAATH’ is a vivacious, Afrobeat album highlighting the unique sounds of Sudan; interweaving traditional folklore, love songs, dance tunes
“Family Remixes” are a collection of 10 fresh remixes that’ll turn every working hour into a party, boosting each party into a vortex phase
LoKkhi TeRra & Dele Sosimi teamed up for a majestic multi-cultural blend of sounds fusing Afro-Cuban grooves, raga rhythms & Acid Jazz/funk
‘Cosa Nueva’ by Sonámbulo Psicotropical is a danceable song where wind instruments and drums are the protagonists of the story!
Russian band, Marimba Plus, produces unique music using marimba as their leading instrument, satisfying the taste of musical connoisseurs!
‘Low Profile’ contains all the ingredients of a 1st generation classic of the genre, w/ saxophone solos, trumpet & devastating keyboard!
‘Underground System’ was among the better recordings of Fela’s late career and it’s filled with fast, urgent rhythms and infectious chants!
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 Afrobeat!
Segun Okeji was the tenor sax player in Fela Kuti’s Koola Lobitos band in Nigeria in the late 1960s before changing their name to Africa 70!
Afro What’s excellent horn section, authentic tinkling guitars & traditional percussion are supplemented w/ drums for a sunny African sound!
Borchi y Su Doble Redoble & Belgian producer, Ozferti released ‘Noom!’ It’s a clash between a military band and an Afrobeat ensemble!
Nigerian musical pioneer Tunji Oyelana’s music is brimming with dance-floor fire! Tunji’s songs are myriad fusions that are all outstanding!
‘Black Magic, Bad Magic,’ by Tactical Groove Orbit has amazing brass & deep rhythm! This track will leave you breathless and make you dance!
“Babalawo” is dedicated to all musicians that have remained true to their African traditions & culture, paying tribute to musical ancestors!
Superb Afrobeat funk number, ‘Lagos Sisi’ by Bola Johnson will fire up your airwaves with a deadly James Brown-debted Yoruba funk!
Horn-heavy “B.M.L’ is a no-holds barred party anthem, calling out duplicity. Dedicated to Kuti’s favorite herb, defending the right to smoke
Boka de Banjul’s band member’s ideas, musical background & passion for music became the basis of a platform for positive energy!
‘Dumsor’ a satirical piece using the imagery of Ghana’s power outage situation to describe the heartache experienced by an unsatisfied lover
43 years later, Fela Kuti’s guitarist, Kologbo, who played on nearly all of Fela’s 70’s records, is paying tribute to his former bandleader!
Off the ‘Ojekoo’ EP, ‘Agoro’ is a potential anthem that promises to expand its tentacles beyond West Africa & across the African continent!
Wela’J is an Afrobeat-chameleon group consisting of 11 musicians! Intoxicating rhythms tumble & brass resonates to make you dance!
‘Why So Complicated’ features magnificent guitar licks, exquisite keys and amazing, unique vocals over spell binding afrocentric rhythms!
Henry Cole’s main goal is to see music as “One World,” a space beyond styles, reaching out w/ a message of determination and unity for all!
Muanapoto Is exhilarating as it is unexpected – you’re not sure where the beat will take you next, but you’ll want to be along for the ride!
W.N.G.E. is more philosophical than political, postulating the motion of water as a metaphor for human interaction & the rhythms of society
Hiphoppapotamus has down a great rowdy jungle remix of Afriquoi’s classic track, ‘Pandemadzimai’ to celebrate 10 years of Wormfood!
Legendary Nigerian musician, William Onyeabor, released 8 self-produced albums during the Nigerian civil war, and then he disappeared!
Baba Commandant was a rather eccentric & mysterious character from the Ouagadougou underground scene! He was also a traditional Bobo dancer!
Bombastic & upbeat, Femi Kuti’s song from his forthcoming album is a call to set aside differences and work towards a more peaceful world!
11 bright musicians w/ unbelievable drive makeup Moscow, Russia based band, MOSBRASS! Their music delivers brass and is filled with passion!
10-piece, NYC band, R.C.A., focus on the progress and sustainability of Afrobeat as a genre, movement and lifestyle in the United States!
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 passion!

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