Tag Archives: West African

Album Review: Dobet Gnahoré – Miziki [Wagram Music; May 2018]
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Album Review: Dobet Gnahoré – Miziki [Wagram Music; May 2018]

Having been raised in an environment where performing arts and African traditions were paramount, Ivorian vocalist Dobet Gnahoré has always had great artistic confidence and a strong sense of self. Her fifth album, entitled Miziki after the Bété word for music, is a true reflection of that assurance and traditional...
Album Review: Samba Touré – Wande [Glitterbeat Records; May 2018]
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Album Review: Samba Touré – Wande [Glitterbeat Records; May 2018]

Samba Toure, Malian blues legend, guided by one of Africa’s finest composers, Ali Farke Toure, released his third album, Wande, on the Glitterbeat label (May 2018). The opening track, “Yo Pouhala” (“blah blah blah”), sung in Fulani, is an unusually sedated introduction to the album. In sympathy with its subject...
News: Onipa share pure joy with their new video for “Woza”

News: Onipa share pure joy with their new video for “Woza”

London and its music scene are always able to surprise us. So much so, that one of their most recently born offspring is a quality union between Afrofuturism, Congotronics, funk and urban electronic vibes. Onipa (which means ‘human being’ in Ghanaian Asanta language) is indeed one of the most exciting...
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