Tag Archives: Afro-Fusion

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...
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...
Event Review: Kongo Dia Ntotila @ Rich Mix (London; 24th May 2018)

Event Review: Kongo Dia Ntotila @ Rich Mix (London; 24th May 2018)

From the first jazz-solo drum rhythms of David Lessie that opened the show, to the cyclical afro-lead from John Kelly’s guitar, every beat of each song resonated throughout the grooving crowd, and certainly through band leader Mulele Matondo, who I’m sure jived to every single note of the show, constantly...