Tag Archives: Funana

London Gig Guide (September 2019)

London Gig Guide (September 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: Elida Almeida – Kebrada [Lusafrica]
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Album Review: Elida Almeida – Kebrada [Lusafrica]

Elida Almeida: a beautiful name of rhythm. Kebrada, Elida’s latest release, is named after the village where she grew up in Cape Verde. Elida Almeida’s Kebrada is beautiful. Whoever is the architect of Kebrada’s songs is fearless and a visionary. Welcome, folks, to song after song of a splendid blend...
Interview: Samy Ben Redjeb – Analog Africa (March 2017)

Interview: Samy Ben Redjeb – Analog Africa (March 2017)

When you talk with Samy Ben Redjeb, future and past become synonyms and mingle with each other. The founder of the German label, Analog Africa, has brought vintage sounds coming from all over the African Continent to the present and set free their cutting-edge characters. That’s why, when you ask him...
Album Review: Synthesize The Soul, Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973 – 1988 [Ostinato Records, 24th February 2017]
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Album Review: Synthesize The Soul, Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973 – 1988 [Ostinato Records, 24th February 2017]

Last year’s Analog Africa compilation (Legend of Funana) brought the tiny islands to our attention as an influential musical force. Now, Ostinato Records release an 18-track compilation showcasing how Cape Verdean musicians and producers incorporated electronic sounds into their traditional, indigenous rhythms of funana in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Under...
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