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Playlist: NYP Records – A Feast of “Global Riddims” (July 2020)

Playlist: NYP Records – A Feast of “Global Riddims” (July 2020)

In times like these, we can only welcome with open arms and bless any fresh and forward-looking adventure that is set in motion in the music world…just like NYP Records, a brand-new label launched in Brussels by Tony Heynen. “NYP (Name Your Price) Records is the latest project of Tony...
Interview: Mentrix – In Search of Your Voice (June 2020)

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...
LIVE: Hi-Life Conversations (Saturday 27th June 2020)

LIVE: Hi-Life Conversations (Saturday 27th June 2020)

Today, from 5PM, join us on Facebook for an afternoon and evening of Hi-Life sounds and words! We bring together a group of seasoned hi-life musicians from across the generations to have a conversation about Hi-Life which is an essential part of the Ghanaian cultural fabric. Conversation will be interspersed...
Preview: Hi-Life Conversations (Facebook: Saturday 27th June 2020)

Preview: Hi-Life Conversations (Facebook: Saturday 27th June 2020)

Today, from 5PM, join us on Facebook for an afternoon and evening of Hi-Life sounds and words! Hi-life music originated in present-day Ghana early in the 20th century. It harnesses the melodic and rhythmic structures of traditional Akan music, but is played mainly with Western instruments. Hi-life is distinguished by...
LIVE: Inti Raymi w/ La Sagrada Familia

LIVE: Inti Raymi w/ La Sagrada Familia

We joined La Sagrada Familia (a “lockdown” side-project of psychedelic Latin funk band Lokandes) and Movimientos for a very London celebration of Inti Raymi, the traditional ceremony in honour of Inti (Quechua for ‘Sun’). Revive the celebration with inspiring Andean sounds and uplifting rhythms performed by Phaxsi Coca, Kanti Qena & special guests… Posted by Rhythm Passport...
Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #87 – Ant aka A-Tweed

Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #87 – Ant aka A-Tweed

This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix! In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you...
Album Review: Santrofi – Alewa [Outhere Records; April 2020]
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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...
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