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Checking out Northern California festival offerings like the inaugural Sweetwater In The Sun and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Today’s Jazz Hole features an interview with NYC-based bassist and composer Sam Bevan. Plus music by Richard Shulman and Håkon Skogstad
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!
Three-track spotlight on “John Street,” the new album from Mike Montrey Band
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!
Stoked for February when tours from Matisyahu, Perpetual Groove, Mike Gordon and more kick off
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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