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Swiss band Professor Wouassa’s Fallou Fall opens their album in a jazzy & big band way, and quickly switches to an Afrobeat theme and solo!
10-member, Afro Wild Zombies trace their path in the wake of Fela Kuti & weave their influences in a patchwork of African music, funk & jazz
Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker’s, ‘Ye Ye De Smell,’ means bullshit stinks & it’s about people getting what they deserve – reaping what you sow!
The brilliance of Newen Afrobeat’s Opposite People is how it builds so infectiously, and is given some extra weight by the brass section!
L.A.C.’s, ‘All You Need Is Air,’ offers both a tag team brass break, and an opportunity for bassist Mathews to indulge in a little solo!
L.A.C.’s album Humans is full of musical greatness! Punchy horns & grooving guitars underline the straight to the point hard-hitting lyrics!
The jubilant Uman by KOKOROKO is a redemptive track that makes space for both the unique struggles black women face, and their vulnerability
Power To The Women carries powerful messages & checks off all the boxes for an Afrobeat song that’ll get the listener ready to dance / march
Village Afrobeat is an African party, jazzed up w/ Afrobeat’s horn arrangements, w/ talking drum & percussions driving the African heartbeat
Katakata, has killer drums, straight riff guitars, hypnotic brass, heavy horns chorus, strong, political lyrics with beautiful melodies!
Politics In Africa bubbles over with a distrust of institutions every bit as feverish as its double type groove and full throated chorus!
We Be All Africans is a message of survival & renewal. It’s a message that we are all one family and we need one another in order to survive
Now You See is THE track on Africa For Africa w/ straining organ, shuffling percussion & stabbing brass that will blow you away w/ its power
Lekan Animashaun will be linked forever to Fela Kuti, whom he faithfully accompanied from his beginnings back in 1965 until his passing
The complexity and the harmony of the beat, horn section & guitar on “Thunderbolt” by JariBu Afrobeat Arkestra will also rock your nerves!
Every cut on Bone Reader is danceable and the piano on the New Orleans-flavored ‘Rambeau’ colors the album with much appreciated diversity!
Masterpiece, Shuffering And Shmiling, was banned by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation due to it’s perceived socially inflammatory lyrics
French band, WAÏ Afrobeat’s album “No First Class” has a fascinating rhythm secion and the musical mix triggers irreparably a dance frenzy!
Beasts Of No Nation was a strong return to form for Fela Kuti and signaled that his political beliefs kept him from becoming musically lazy!
Tala A.M. sued James Brown for copying “Hot Koki” after performing alongside him at the infamous fight between Muhammed Ali & George Foreman
DJ Meredith is taking you on a sonic adventure around the world on a journey through sound, introducing a fresh, new lineup of bands & artists from the most unexpected places on Earth!  Let’s open the show with ‘Gari Good’ by Segun Damisa & The Afro-Beat Crusaders! Enjoy new & rare grooves as we check Femi Kuti, Kola Ogunkoya and so much more!
‘Naleli” means “I cry” and it is the only reggae tune, mostly instrumental, downbeat track, from the album 360° by Kongo Dia Ntotila!
Ikwunga offers a striking and dynamic vocal style to augment the bubbling Afrobeat grooves. Enjoy the stilted & vibrant poetry on Di Bombs!
Afrodizz’s album, Froots, is rife with pounding, liberating and powerfully hypnotic rhythms, nailing home the message with pointed vocals!
Bandanera Afrobeat was born when saxophonist Guglielmo Pagnozzi & Senegalese drummer Moulaye Niang combined their musical experiences!
The Underbelly put a modern, edgy twist on the classic sounds of soul & funk, resulting in an album that captures both the ears and feet!
Curiche, by Newen Afrobeat, is an extremely energetic album that talks about inequality, migration, female roles, indigenous cultures & more
Carapaus Afrobeat is a new, Lisbon-born band comprised of 8 Portuguese musicians who make music that is sure to make you dance & move!
For My People - a searing, righteous piece of Afro-futurism with a funky edge, a vibrant, rhythmic club burner that refuses to sit in one place
Wahala Wahala brings to light the strength & endurance of humans. A personal journey, documenting obstacles the band has faced & overcome!
Grenn Pwonmennen is a take on Angolan Semba music, as heard during a trip to Cape Verde, dedicated to environmental & resource awareness!
2 of Guinea’s finest female voices - Sény Malomou & Missia Saran - step behind the microphone on Sodia on Mamadou Barry’s debut album, Niyo!
N.O.H.A. from Prague is characterized by energy loaded grooves and its open genre mixture of drum & bass and world music creating Ethno-bass
High-energy funk band, Zitakula’s album Oasis has an irresistible live feel that would make even the toughest non-dancer begin to move!
Ghetto Kumbé takes us on a journey to the rhythmic Afro-Caribbean roots of Colombia fuelled by the hypnotic power of African house beats!
Jungla Est’s music is a colorful dance-floor oriented trip in to the deep rhythms of the urban jungle. A hypnotic musical style from Rome!
On Siri Ba Kele, the growl is back, but the band has stripped away much of the brass & heavy fuzz w/ cooler aesthetics but intense impact!
Percussionist Okyerema Asante is a Ghanaian “master drummer,” known for playing up to 85 different instruments in a single performance!
With their heavy, organ-led sound combining with the deftest of musical touches, Orchestre Abass is a funky, rhythmic powerhouse from Togo!
SF Bay Area band Camino plays original Latin, Afrobeat & Salsa Funk. Their goal is to get people dancing & create an uplifting atmosphere!
Siri Ba Kele is a potent mix of traditional & modern Burkinabe funk with a reverent take on the iconic Mandingue guitar music of the 1970’s!
Central Sistema de Som launched it’s 3rd album, Estamos em Groove, reflecting worries about the sociopolitical movement occurring in Brazil.
The Sahara All Stars Of Jos were a highlife band who were rumored to have witchcraft on their side. Get into the groove and “Enjoy Yourself”
Dis & Dat’ by Soothsayers from Tradition is not a lesson in politics or socio-economics, but rather a song aimed at bringing us together!
Soothsayers’ first album, Lost City, is mainly instrumental with a heavy afro jazz groove, uplifting melodies & exciting horn interplay!
9-member collective, Jungle By Night, have melted years of passion, friendship & various genres of music into new instrumental prose!
De Gama’s truly tropical package ‘Back 2 Afrika’ EP turns up the temperature with the organ-and-horn-fueled delirium of ‘Cosmic Safari’
Italian producer, De Gama is on a mission to turn up the temperature w/ this dancefloor destroyer! Enjoy the classical tribal jam ‘Afrika!’

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