Tag Archives: Fela Kuti

London Gig Guide (October 2019)

London Gig Guide (October 2019)

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some...
Album Review: Newen Afrobeat – Curiche (May 2019)
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Album Review: Newen Afrobeat – Curiche (May 2019)

Newen Afrobeat are from Chile rather than Lagos, but are proof that afrobeat has become a global music to address injustice. Formed in Chile in 2009, Newen translates as ‘strength’ in the indigenous (and marginalised) Mapuche language, and the seven songs that make up the collective’s third album Curiche speak up...
Preview: Antibalas @ Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 19th April 2019)

Preview: Antibalas @ Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 19th April 2019)

Antibalas bring the energy of afrobeat and jazz, and the fire of funk and dub, modelled from Fela Kuti’s band, Africa 70. The afrobeat orchestra are celebrating their twentieth year as a band on Daptone Records at London’s Jazz Cafe. Although well versed in their original songs, which blend all...
Playlist: Bosq (July 2018)

Playlist: Bosq (July 2018)

Hard to believe that one of the most sought-after DJs and producers in the global beats scene is going to make his debut behind a London DJ deck only on Friday. Thanks to Bustin’ Loose, Bosq will finally perform his long-awaited first show in the British capital in two days’ time at...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.60 – Panda Palm

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.60 – Panda Palm

 View Panda Palm bio here Panda Palm is a musical collaboration between Luke Martin and Lena Chevrollier, two Manchester-based DJs and producers. The duo is part of the world music DJ collective Me Gusta with whom they’ve been musically exploring the continents to provide an array of inspiring gems...
Interview: Seun Kuti – Black Times Are Now! (February 2018)

Interview: Seun Kuti – Black Times Are Now! (February 2018)

If anyone can claim the title of ‘afrobeat Ambassador’, it would be Seun Kuti. The youngest son of Fela Kuti and hereditary leader of the Egypt 80 is the bridge between his father’s role as afrobeat pioneer and the more contemporary metamorphosis and migrations of the Nigerian style. On Friday, Seun...
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