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Groovy Sounds from South Eastern Nigeria
‘Rambola’ ft. Carnival rhythms, kick drums, Middle Eastern strings, and hand-held percussion playing off a call-and-response wordplay!
It Began In Africa was set up by EDM artists Juliet Sikora and Tube & Berger. They want to help raise money for The African Children’s Choir
‘Irganda’ focuses on the dire environmental predicaments that Malians face on a daily basis. It’s a defiant plea for reflection & action!
‘Maloya’ by Alma Negra has a broad range of ethnic rhythms, far out vocal chops and even a grainy, tape-saturated kick drum to boot!
There’s an amazing & very atypical vibe on ‘Hinde.’ The track sounds more like moody desert music than something born from the Kenyan coast!
Hook & Crook’ finds Amayo flying to the peak of Kilimanjaro “to gain an outer worldly perspective” He finds the need to “detach, detach”
‘Bamako’ is about dispelling the negative image of Africa by describing something everyone can relate to – going out on a Saturday night!
B.C.U.C.’s incantations look social & identity questions in the face. They refuse to belong to a specific movement or be put into a box!
‘Mr. Debtor’ will take you deeper into the groove, coming through with a beautifully dubwise groove to fill the air! So hot!
On “Abandon Property,” Oghene Kologbo’s rich, oaky, finely aged vocals provide rugged counterpoint to Tony Allen’s lightly-skipping rhythm!
Formed in 2011, Ajate plays a unique blend of afro-groove dance music mixed w/ Japanese traditional festival music called Ohayashi!

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