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Panter feat. the powerful voice of Muambuyi, whose lyrics call upon a tribal leader to reveal his mystic powers in front of his followers!
Boom-bap head bopping music! Whenever we get a chance, we bring that chance to you, and we do it every week with the hard hitting World Hip Hop show. It's me, Bazarro on the mix, so come on let’s rock. It’s never too late to feel good!
Fôli Kadi translates to "music feels good" in Bambara. It plays on a subtle balance between a dance beat & emotional melodic content!
YITA by Fely Tchaco is a tribute to the migrants dying in the Mediterranean seas, victims of trafficking & slave trades around the world!
“Purpose Of Creation” blends highlife & jazz, with Etuk Ubong’s Nigerian heritage heard firmly at the fore of this engaging composition!
We need the rain, wash away the pain. Restart, rebuild. One day at a time, we fight through the madness, so we're going to rain on your parade with some good old around the world music. Respect to other cultures, beliefs and sounds. All aboard. Let’s rock!!!
The Star Feminine Band mull social concerns w/ enthusiasm & Femme Africaine, w/ its defiant melody, is the album’s self-celebratory anthem!
Owner of Lagos nightclub, TRUTH, Etuk Ubong’s I Waka Dey Go describes the everyday life and struggles of Nigerians & other Africans!
African Struggle is incredibly fast-paced & politically charged w/ Ubong on both trumpet & lead vocal, leading a 5 piece brass section!
Kárà-Kátà are composed of a wide range of talented musicians including several percussionists, a vibrant brass section, guitars & keyboards!
This might be one of your favorite days of the week. Wednesday! After the hump, you only have the rest of the week. Plus, you get to hear me rock the spot every Wednesday. We're traveling around the world, bringing you dope artists to bless your eardrums. It’s hump day, so let’s go!!!!
Lagos-based band Wura Samba’s style is characterized by a deep adherence to complex Yoruba religious themes w/ chants & high energy drums!
African Airways from A Long Way To The Beginning, is Seun Kuti’s warning against neocolonialism in Africa & is a good metaphor for the album
Just sit back, relax and ride out to some of these great tunes we got in store for you….from NY to the entire rest of the world. Stay focused, stay clean and be well. Let's gooooo!
Photoshop Reality nails the way people overplay reality on social media, photo shopping not only their photos, but their existence as well!
Tony Allen fans, Africaine 808’s remix of Afrodiscobeat adds a futuristic twist by re-programming it with drum machines & synthesizers!
Ekedi is a soulful & mellow track with a consistent mid-tempo rhythm that allows Manu Dibango to showcase his mastery of the saxophone!
Senegalese legend, Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane, released his 1st album in his mid 70s. His track, Bouki Ndiour, tells the tale of a hyena!
Despite being a project born from the privations of lockdown Eparapo’s music sought to create an expression of hope, resilience & resurgence
Yeah! Whenever you get rid of negative in your life, just yell "It's Overrrrrrr!" LOL. How you doing out there on the battle front? Yes, the madness continues, but we have to fight everyday. That's why music is a great cure for this virus thing called Covid. It helps the day fly by and calm your nerves, and hopefully one day, this whole mess will be over with. In the mean time, let's rock to some good ole World Hip Hop sounds.
Voraz is about the frenetic pace of daily life, with a tempo to match, elastic guitar lines & the driving Igbo woodblock that keeps time!
‘Shaman’ marks a significant landmark for Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids discography. Ackamoor pays homage to the ancestors on Salvation!
Wrong Way by Ojibo Afrobeat is inspired by a Fela Kuti speech in which he calls democracy in Nigeria & Africa in general “demo-crazy.”
Somewhere on this planet, there is a man sitting and rocking out to this podcasts. He's the man, but he's a very busy guy. You know why he's busy? Because I keep dropping these dope jewels on the people. Be like him! Let's go.