Tag Archives: Afro-Funk

Playlist: Hailu Mergia (May 2017)

Playlist: Hailu Mergia (May 2017)

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...
Interview: Mokoomba (April 2017)

Interview: Mokoomba (April 2017)

Mokoomba are the biggest band in Zimbabwe, achieving global recognition, with their breakthrough album Rising Tide. Five years on, with an established global fan base after playing in over 40 countries, they’ve released their self-produced third album, Luyando (Out Here Records). Attracting glowing reviews, the album blends their pan-African sound with traditional...
Interview: K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade

Interview: K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade

K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade is Afro-fusion in the truest sense of the word: “you can call us Afrofusionists! Think about African music and fuse it with every other genre you know in the world” said Kweku, founder member of the band, in our recent interview. He originally comes from...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.26 – DJ Khalab – William Onyeabor Tribute Mix

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.26 – DJ Khalab – William Onyeabor Tribute Mix

This is not just an exclusive mix by DJ Khalab, it is also a heartfelt tribute to one of the most brilliant, unpredictable and significant figures of West African music: William Onyeabor. “We have lost one of the grooviest psychedelic masters of African music In his Nigerian hometown, they were calling him ‘The Chief’....
Preview: Mosaiques Festival @ Rich Mix (14th & 15th October 2016)

Preview: Mosaiques Festival @ Rich Mix (14th & 15th October 2016)

Mosaiques Festival, a festival of world culture in an ever-changing format, returns to London this October with its offerings spread over two days: two evening performances, showcasing three acts each, including one free afternoon of entertainment, all in the familiar setting of Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix. The festival is founded...
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