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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...
Playlist: Shniece McMenamin – Her “Disco Deceptions” (June 2020)

Playlist: Shniece McMenamin – Her “Disco Deceptions” (June 2020)

You might have “met” her and listened to her voice thanks to her collaborations with nothing less than Prince Fatty (“Deep Sleep“) Omar, Mungos Hi-Fi, The Last Poets or opening for and supporting the likes of Chaka Kahn, Chic & Nile Rodgers, Sister Sledge, Incognito and Aswad Now (tomorrow to be...
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...
News: Explore the “Berlin Bazzar” (June 2020)

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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