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Interview: Urban Village – The Documentary (March 2021)

Interview: Urban Village – The Documentary (March 2021)

We can’t welcome enough every opportunity we are presented to reach and write about Urban Village. Not only because we never made it a secret that we are fans of the music of the Soweto-based quartet, but also because their cultural relevance and topical drive- when it comes to narrating...
Daily Discovery: Ballaké Sissoko & Camille – Kora (Official video)

Daily Discovery: Ballaké Sissoko & Camille – Kora (Official video)

Enjoy ‘Kora’, the latest single extracted from Malian griot Ballakè Sissoko‘s upcoming album Djourou out on NØ FØRMAT! on April 9: https://idol.lnk.to/KoraSingle   The song and its relative video see the participation of Camille, singer of French lounge band Nouvelle Vague.   The Paris-based musician shared her experience on the collaboration with...
Daily Discovery: Urban Village – Dindi (Official video)

Daily Discovery: Urban Village – Dindi (Official video)

Soweto-based quartet Urban Village just released a video for their song “Dindi’, part of their brand-new album Udundolo (out on NØ FØRMAT!): https://idol.lnk.to/Udondolo   “Dindi more accurately put Dark-Dindi was a colloquial term, which describes people who are dark skinned, as to address Black Pride. For this was a necessary...
Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]
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Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]

Acoustic is a rootsy reimagining of Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré’s 2017 album Mogoya, but where Mogoya used a palette of beats and synths, Acoustic says more with less.  Opening with ‘Kamelemba’, a song of counsel warning women away from sweet talkers and playboys, Oumou’s majestic voice converses with the jittery...