All posts by Lucas Keen

Podcast: Rendez-Vous à Bobo – A Beginner’s Guide To Baloji (January 2021)

Podcast: Rendez-Vous à Bobo – A Beginner’s Guide To Baloji (January 2021)

Rendez-vous with Lucas for a beginner’s guide to Baloji – the multi-faceted artist from DRC via Belgium making some of the most inventive Afrofuturist music and visuals about. Track List 1. Baloji – Le Reste Du Monde [from Hotel impala, EMI Music Belgium, 2007] 2. Baloji – Congo Eza Ya Biso [from Kinshasa Succursale; Crammed Discs,...
Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]
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Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]

Acoustic is a rootsy reimagining of Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré’s 2017 album Mogoya, but where Mogoya used a palette of beats and synths, Acoustic says more with less.  Opening with ‘Kamelemba’, a song of counsel warning women away from sweet talkers and playboys, Oumou’s majestic voice converses with the jittery...
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