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Album Review: Populous – W [Wonderwheel Recordings; May 2020]

Album Review: Populous – W [Wonderwheel Recordings; May 2020]

It doesn’t need to be International Women’s Day to release an album fully dedicated and committed to women. As shown by its cover, a feminine, voluptuous and “very Populous” interpretation of Raphael’s The School of Athens (or a more contemporary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band‘s cover) portraying music characters who have populated the...

Interview: Mentrix – In Search of Your Voice (June 2020)

This year there have been debut albums, and then there has been My Enemy, My Love by Mentrix (née Samar Rad). From sacred electronica à la Aisha Devi rubbing shoulders with The Master Musicians of Joujouka to music videos that were Sufi-versions of M.I.A.’s ‘Bad Girls’, everything indicated a singular...

News: Let The Music Play (July 2020)

Shakespeare said it all with ‘If music be the food of love, play on’.  Music is the blood that runs through the veins of our very best human experiences. Celebration. Expression. Dance. Evolution. Art. Intimacy. Communication. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have no longer been able to congregate for performance...

Interview: Bukky Leo – The Afrobeat Time Traveller (June 2020)

There are only a bunch of musicians who can claim to embody the history and evolution of a music style. Bukky Leo is part of this restricted club. His career and possibly life are indeed manifestations of afrobeat. So much so that, if you’d like to approach the quintessential Nigerian...

Album Review: Santrofi – Alewa [Outhere Records; April 2020]

Album Review: Santrofi – Alewa [Outhere Records; April 2020]

Here to revive the golden era of highlife, box-fresh 8-piece Santrofi bridge the mid-century sound of Ghana with polished afrobeat and an azonto attitude (more on that later.) Assembled around bass player Emmanuel Ofori, whose credentials include playing with elders Ebo Taylor, and Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band, the...

News: Explore the “Berlin Bazzar” (June 2020)

We are always happy to spread the word about new “global” realities and projects whenever we can because it’s always a blessing when new ones spring up enlivening the interest in a particular region of the world with their passion and dedication. Berlin Bazzar, which has launched its first issue...

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