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Album Review: Samba Touré – Wande [Glitterbeat Records; May 2018]
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Album Review: Samba Touré – Wande [Glitterbeat Records; May 2018]

Samba Toure, Malian blues legend, guided by one of Africa’s finest composers, Ali Farke Toure, released his third album, Wande, on the Glitterbeat label (May 2018). The opening track, “Yo Pouhala” (“blah blah blah”), sung in Fulani, is an unusually sedated introduction to the album. In sympathy with its subject...

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Visions of Sound – July 2018

Visions of Sound – July 2018

We’ve partnered with Groovalizacion Radio to bring you a monthly collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
Playlist: Bosq (July 2018)

Playlist: Bosq (July 2018)

Hard to believe that one of the most sought-after DJs and producers in the global beats scene is going to make his debut behind a London DJ deck only on Friday. Thanks to Bustin’ Loose, Bosq will finally perform his long-awaited first show in the British capital in two days’ time at...
Interview: Meklit – Humble to the Unknown (August 2018)

Interview: Meklit – Humble to the Unknown (August 2018)

With a nomadic upbringing and a yearning to speak her own truth, Meklit is an empowered songstress making big noise in the modern world of Ethio-jazz. Combining East Coast African jazz with her own brand of danceable soul, the end result is a dynamic mix of energy and courage in...
News: Onipa share pure joy with their new video for “Woza”

News: Onipa share pure joy with their new video for “Woza”

London and its music scene are always able to surprise us. So much so, that one of their most recently born offspring is a quality union between Afrofuturism, Congotronics, funk and urban electronic vibes. Onipa (which means ‘human being’ in Ghanaian Asanta language) is indeed one of the most exciting...
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