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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!
‘NAATH’ is a vivacious, Afrobeat album highlighting the unique sounds of Sudan; interweaving traditional folklore, love songs, dance tunes
LoKkhi TeRra & Dele Sosimi teamed up for a majestic multi-cultural blend of sounds fusing Afro-Cuban grooves, raga rhythms & Acid Jazz/funk
Eight-member, Montreal based Afrobeat / Afro-funk band, Afrodizz, bemoans the social evils of the world in the 11-minute, “Bombe!”
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!
Borchi y Su Doble Redoble & Belgian producer, Ozferti released ‘Noom!’ It’s a clash between a military band and an Afrobeat ensemble!
‘Dumsor’ a satirical piece using the imagery of Ghana’s power outage situation to describe the heartache experienced by an unsatisfied lover
From Femi Kuti’s album ‘One People One World,’ ‘Dem Don Come Again’ directly attacks the hypocrisy of those who kill in the name of religion
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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