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Playlist: Hailu Mergia

Awesome Tapes from Africa’s Brian Shimkovitz has done a brilliant job over the past seven years or so of bringing new life to legendary artists whose genre-shifting music has often been lost in the sea of modern sounds. One of these prolific musicians is Ethiopian Hailu Mergia, the keyboard and accordion...

Playlist: Family Atlantica (May 2017)

Ever wondered where the intoxicating sound of Family Atlantica comes from? We asked Luzmira Zerpa and Jack Yglesias (founder members of the band) to share with us some of their music influences and inspirations and the following video playlist is a journey to discover el ritmo de la Familia! Don’t miss the opportunity to...

Playlist: Soothsayers (May 2017)

Instead of foreseeing the future, we asked them to retrace their music past and recall their influences. On the eve of their new EP (Speak to My Soul) launch at Battersea Arts Centre part of Borderless festival, Soothsayers compiled for us a playlist illustrating the roots and development of their sound.   “Jazz, reggae,...

Visions of Sound – April 2017

We’ve partnered with Mundo FM Collective to bring you a monthly collection of the best world music-related videos and documentary teasers. 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: Sergio Mendoza – Orkesta Mendoza

As you probably have already understood, we genuinely love Orkesta Mendoza sound… So we made our way upstream and tried to understand where their artistic inspiration comes from. We asked Sergio Mendoza (the banda leader) to reveal to us some of his music influences and most-beloved tunes and the following playlist represents,...

News: Let’s Get Swinging, Modern Jazz in Belgium 1950-1970 [SDBAN/N.E.W.S, 14th April 2017]

Lander Lenaerts doesn’t simply nurture an unconditional love for jazz, he’s also one of its most stimulating European experts. Next to promoting the art form through DJ-sets, a fulfilling blog (Jazztime Europe) and documentaries, he has also dedicated his life to delving into the history of the genre and some of its most obscure expressions, past and present across...

Visions of Sound – March 2017

We’ve partnered with Mundo FM Collective to bring you a monthly collection of the best world music-related videos and documentary teasers. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes!   Watch the full playlist:

Visions of Sound – February 2017

We’ve partnered with Mundo FM Collective to bring you a monthly collection of the best world music-related videos and documentary teasers. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:

Your Ticket to… Garifuna Music

It can be considered a miracle if and how little more than 500 thousand souls have been able to safeguard and evolve such a rich and diverse tradition like Garifuna. In fact, despite enduring nearly a 400-year struggle, Garinagu people have protected their heritage and kept its uniqueness alive. Garifuna...

Your Ticket To… 2016

This month’s playlist is a bit different from the ones you’re used you to: no style or genre introduction. Instead, we chose to celebrate 2016 and wanted to do it in “our way”. We picked some of the best tunes we have listened to throughout the year and asked our contributors to...

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