Tag Archives: Afro-Futurism

Daily Discovery: GKBL – Bella Makossa

Daily Discovery: GKBL – Bella Makossa

GKBL is a Walloon duo formed by Germaine Kobo and Bella Lawson. The two musicians joined forces back in 2017 during Babel Med Festival in Marseille and since then, they developed their very own sound built on Afro-Futurism, Afro-Punk, Congolese traditional influences and electronic arrangements. ‘Bella Makossa’ is their upcoming single...
Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air w/ Onipa (March 2020)

Podcast: Rhythm Passport On Air w/ Onipa (March 2020)

The March episode of Rhythm Passport On Air presents you with one of the freshest names on the global beats scene. A band that is becoming ubiquitous in these times of online gigs, with new (digital) performances and participations springing up like mushrooms on a daily basis. We are talking...
Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

Hard to believe that such a dire and dramatic year could inspire such an abundance of remarkable albums. Or maybe, on the contrary, the multitude of emotions sparked by the pandemic and our new life’s circumstances might have been the main reasons why musicians were able to write, record and...
Visions of Sound (December 2020)

Visions of Sound (December 2020)

Every month, we bring you a collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
Album Review: Duma – Duma [Nyege Nyege Tapes; August 2020]
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Album Review: Duma – Duma [Nyege Nyege Tapes; August 2020]

When Venom’s legendary album Black Metal came out in 1982, ‘black’ meant two things: a vague reference to Old Nick himself and a fashion statement. Not one metalhead could have foreseen that it would be in – of all places – Nairobi where the mosh pits would be heaving with headbangers...