Tag Archives: Afro-Funk

Interview: Jupiter Bokondji – Jupiter & Okwess (July 2017)

Interview: Jupiter Bokondji – Jupiter & Okwess (July 2017)

There are musicians who follow the traditional styles of their country and those who create brand new ones, assembling together and evolving what their country has to offer. One of the best examples of the latter (not too densely populated) category is Jupiter Bokondji, founder and band leader of Jupiter...
Playlist: Hailu Mergia (May 2017)

Playlist: Hailu Mergia (May 2017)

Awesome Tapes from Africa’s Brian Shimkovitz has done a brilliant job over the past seven years or so of bringing new life to legendary artists whose genre-shifting music has often been lost in the sea of modern sounds. One of these prolific musicians is Ethiopian Hailu Mergia, the keyboard and accordion...
Interview: Mokoomba (April 2017)

Interview: Mokoomba (April 2017)

Mokoomba are the biggest band in Zimbabwe, achieving global recognition, with their breakthrough album Rising Tide. Five years on, with an established global fan base after playing in over 40 countries, they’ve released their self-produced third album, Luyando (Out Here Records). Attracting glowing reviews, the album blends their pan-African sound with traditional...