Tag Archives: South Africa

Album Review: LaliBoi – Siyangaphi [Teka Music; November 2019]
7.5

Album Review: LaliBoi – Siyangaphi [Teka Music; November 2019]

‘History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes’. At the beginning of the 20th century in South Africa, the ownership of the cultivable land was transferred from five million Africans to one million Europeans. When the native population was banished from the towns and stuck in limbo, the obvious question...
Your Ticket to… 2019 (in 10 Albums)

Your Ticket to… 2019 (in 10 Albums)

Our “end-of-the-year” lists are not a way to rule what has been good or bad in the previous 365 music days. In fact, since we are music lovers at heart, we love to share and support the albums we like, that hold particular meanings to us or have been more...
Your Ticket to… the 2010s

Your Ticket to… the 2010s

At times, we ask the Rhythm Passport family some cruel tasks. For example, to musically retrace their 2010s and pick only five albums among the hundreds (or thousands) they have listened, loved and/or felt particularly important considering the world music world. Click on the names below and you will meet...
Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 44 – December 2019

Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 44 – December 2019

Download this exclusive FREE Rhythm Passport album TODAY! Preview of the album:   Track List: 1. Dowdelin feat. Pat Kalla – Funky Chicken [from Poul Wélélé; Underdog Records] 00:00 – 03:08 2. Gato Preto feat. Flavia Coelho & Rey Sapienz – Fala Comigo [from Fala Comigo] 03:09 – 06:24 3. Son Rompe Pera feat. Chico Trujillo –...
Album Review: Spaza – s/t [Mushroom Hour/Half Hour; June 2019]
9.5

Album Review: Spaza – s/t [Mushroom Hour/Half Hour; June 2019]

Cementing Johannesburg as the third point in the triangle of modern jazz, this album transcends the traditional boundaries of genres to create something captivating, original and outstanding. Released in 2019, this album joins a year of supreme albums that merge genres and eras, taking modern jazz to new heights. In...
Preview: BCUC @ XOYO (London; Friday 7th June 2019)

Preview: BCUC @ XOYO (London; Friday 7th June 2019)

They were one of the sensations of 2018, and we inevitably lost ourselves in their embracing and entrancing Afro-psychedelia too. That’s because you can’t simply escape BCUC’s unadulterated Sowetan groove; the way they progressively build it, blending vocal melodies with relentless rhythms, and supporting each other throughout 15, even 20-minute-long...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.72 – Basy Tropikalne

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.72 – Basy Tropikalne

View Basy Tropikalne bio here To celebrate the release of their second compilation (Basy Tropikalne #2) focussed on the new vibes coming from Latin America and including “eighteen previously unreleased tracks by a mixture of already recognized and rising and promising producers from all over the continent”, we are thrilled to feature...
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