Tag Archives: Afro-Dance

Album Review: Dobet Gnahoré – Miziki [Wagram Music; May 2018]
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Album Review: Dobet Gnahoré – Miziki [Wagram Music; May 2018]

Having been raised in an environment where performing arts and African traditions were paramount, Ivorian vocalist Dobet Gnahoré has always had great artistic confidence and a strong sense of self. Her fifth album, entitled Miziki after the Bété word for music, is a true reflection of that assurance and traditional...
Gallery: Amadou & Mariam + Afrikan Boy @  Koko (London, 24th May 2017)

Gallery: Amadou & Mariam + Afrikan Boy @ Koko (London, 24th May 2017)

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend one of the highlights of the London’s music calendar: Amadou & Mariam.  The Malian couple delighted the Koko audience presenting their brand new work Bofou Safou and performing an exciting sold-out gig supported by London born-and-bred hip-hop narrator Afrikan Boy. Here’s what we saw and...
Review: Songhoy Blues & Témé Tan @ Omeara (London, 23rd March 2017)

Review: Songhoy Blues & Témé Tan @ Omeara (London, 23rd March 2017)

If your music is strong enough to overcome religious fundamentalism and exile, how can a narrow-minded visa denial possibly harm it? That’s why Songhoy Blues, without their original bass player (who was stuck in Bamako because of an issue with his documents) performed a show to remember at Omeara. Introduced expertly,...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.33 – Area Boys

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.33 – Area Boys

Area Boys – Palmwine Guitars and Ngoma Rhythms Area Boys are taking you back in time, opening the vault for a special selection of our best classic dancefloor fillers. A journey through the African continent, starting in featuring mesmerising Highlife from by the legend and innovator Eric Agyeman and Hedzoleh Soundz...
Preview: Auntie Flo @ Spiritland (London, 5th January 2017)

Preview: Auntie Flo @ Spiritland (London, 5th January 2017)

If you’re considered as one of the most up-and-coming and talented DJs and producers on the global beats scene, there must be a reason. Actually, when it comes to Auntie Flo the reasons are countless, because the music taste and touch of the Glaswegian musician are among the finest around....
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