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‘Rambola’ ft. Carnival rhythms, kick drums, Middle Eastern strings, and hand-held percussion playing off a…
It Began In Africa was set up by EDM artists Juliet Sikora and Tube & Berger. They want to help raise money for The…
‘Irganda’ focuses on the dire environmental predicaments that Malians face on a daily basis. It’s a defiant plea…
‘Maloya’ by Alma Negra has a broad range of ethnic rhythms, far out vocal chops and even a grainy, tape-saturated…
Sounds good right? Yea, this mix going to get all up in your brain. You can damn near taste the music. World Hip Hop for…
There’s an amazing & very atypical vibe on ‘Hinde.’ The track sounds more like moody desert music than something…
Hook & Crook’ finds Amayo flying to the peak of Kilimanjaro “to gain an outer worldly perspective” He finds the…
We can be right there with you while you bop your head, cooking in the kitchen or rushing to the Black Friday madness.
‘Bamako’ is about dispelling the negative image of Africa by describing something everyone can relate to – going…
B.C.U.C.’s incantations look social & identity questions in the face. They refuse to belong to a specific movement or…
‘Mr. Debtor’ will take you deeper into the groove, coming through with a beautifully dubwise groove to fill the air!…
On “Abandon Property,” Oghene Kologbo’s rich, oaky, finely aged vocals provide rugged counterpoint to Tony…
Formed in 2011, Ajate plays a unique blend of afro-groove dance music mixed w/ Japanese traditional festival music…
Another dope episode with some hot artists around the world. Check out that new Fokis joint, "I'm About A Dolla" because…
Singapore’s Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra welcomes you aboard an enlightening musical voyage to witness the world in a…
Oumou Sangaré sings openly about forbidden topics. Her music is not entertainment but experience, a conscious theatre…
Oumou Sangaré’s voice is a soulful joy, soaring to high notes and resounding with a husky richness! Enjoy Jose…
After 2 hip hop oriented albums, the A.L.V.O. returns to its beloved orchestral madness w/ their album “Morpheus”…
In “Race Hustle,” by C.A.P., an overwhelming atmosphere of urban struggle rises from chanting protestors introducing…
Yes, yes. Get the grill out. Get the food out. Get the speakers out and get my mix to the people's ears. Let's go.…
The 4 tracks from Gumz’ EP ‘Mwalimu,’ which is the Swahili word for teacher, feels like a soul searching…
The Shtoompah remix of ‘Everything Scatter’ by Fela Kuti has some haunting voodoo sounds of Fela for the new…
Straight from the capital of Highlife, the album ‘Sor’ by Kyekyeku has everything – Afrobeat, Ghanaian Highlife &…
The Saturators are a 7-piece multi-cultural groove machine hailing from Brooklyn & Harlem! Their song ‘Not For You’…
Raise a glass to a band as effervescent and effortlessly cool as their name suggests.
Wooo Wee. Later on today I will be hitting the stage with Napoleon Da Legend @ the Rock Steady jam. Central Park…
‘Life On The Street’ is a vibrant demonstration by Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu of their take on Highlife & Afrobeat…
"Baja Norte" gives you a taste of the diverse flavor of Sure Fire Soul Ensemble. Latin rhythms, wah-wah guitar, sax,…
Matuki’s album ‘Injo’ is composed of 8 original tracks. The album features Afro-groove/urban funk with a…
‘Noom’ is a unique groove & power shock that results from the clash between the rumble of a military band and an…
Pasteur Lappe became a charming star in Cameroon at just 19 years old. He became friends with stars such as Fela Kuti,…
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…
John’s in the studio to talk about the broader implications of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord,…
‘Dey Suffer’ describes the emigration out of Africa which has created a brain drain, with qualified people leaving…
Oneness Of Juju, from Washington, D.C. fuses jazz, funk, soul, African rhythms with social & political movements! Enjoy…
December Beaches are bit crushed 909s, spoken word samples, African jazz catalogue, a love of house & a really funky…
“Afri-Cali, ”a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s Ethiopian music, topped with…
John on the Kushner family’s corruption, Emmanuel Macron wins the presidential election in France, and big time…
If, as the great Fela Kuti once said ‘music is the weapon,’ then you’ll need to wear armor to withstand the full…
Culture and lifestyles are different everywhere—this is no exception to music! BTRtoday explores the music scenes…
What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? That’s the vibe of the debut by Here Lies Man! The quintet was created by…
John is in the studio to catch up on the waking nightmare we live in now, the NYT messes up an op-ed on gender, and…
The neoliberal and the nationalist will face a runoff in France, checking in on the Bernie and Heath Mello controversy,…
The A.L.V.O. returns with another hip-hop colored album, Impact! A genuine collaboration of the French atypical fusion…
Fogo Fogo is about Fela having a big party performing his hits. He served drinks to his guests, & they drank everything.…
Hello everybody!!! Back again with some more dope artists on this non-stop world hip-hop tour. Make sure you pick up or…
‘Man Is Enough’ is the second album from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra, consisting of 10 songs, led by 3 singers. This…
While visiting Kinshasa James Brown dubbed Verckys, Mr. Dynamite. Notorious for being one of Congo’s most ruthless…
Back in the south. Some pronounce it souf? LOL. Yeah man...It's Sunday, new episode of world hip-hop for you. Yeah I'm…
Zozo Afrobeat is a 13-piece band based in NYC. Their track ‘Mugabe’ was released as a protest song speaking out…
The Jazz Hole with Linus welcomes interview guest Michaël Attias, the NYC-based saxophonist and composer who just…
Let's get weird with Weird Omen--a dark and mysterious French band that sings explosive rock 'n' roll.
This week, we welcome a very special guest: BTRtoday’s very own Elena Childers! Elena produces New Vibrations, writes…
If you're looking for an amazing Spring Break getaway that has nothing to do with beaches, loud music and drunk people,…
Fela Kuti’s, Live ‘Custom Checkpoint,’ is a song about the division of countries in Africa. It’s unusual for…
13-piece Montreal based band, Papa Groove take us on an rich aurol journey from West Africa to Oakland, USA. Blasting…
Don’t miss 16-piece-band, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra playing righteous African funk huge! It’s impossible not to…
DJ Meredith is taking you around the world on a journey through sound with this playlist featuring new bands &…
Fela Kuti’s ‘Government Chicken Boy,’ is about obedient followers of authority. This half-hour original version…

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