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Visions of Sound (April 2021)

Visions of Sound (April 2021)

Every month, we bring you a collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

Hard to believe that such a dire and dramatic year could inspire such an abundance of remarkable albums. Or maybe, on the contrary, the multitude of emotions sparked by the pandemic and our new life’s circumstances might have been the main reasons why musicians were able to write, record and...
Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 100 songs)

Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 100 songs)

With a new year just started, it’s time to tidy up our most recent music listening(s) and find out what the mad, mad 2020 offered us when it came to new songs. Despite what we all had to bear, music brought us plenty of relief. So, check out our most...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #467 – Everybody Get Groove

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #467 – Everybody Get Groove

This week we travel to Lagos, Nigeria, to discover the new album by BANTU, the collective led by Ade Bantu that has been serving a tasty fusion of afrobeat, Afro-funk & Yoruba music for over 20 years. Everybody Get Agenda is cd of the week on Radio Mukambo. We also...
Interview: Bukky Leo – The Afrobeat Time Traveller (June 2020)

Interview: Bukky Leo – The Afrobeat Time Traveller (June 2020)

There are only a bunch of musicians who can claim to embody the history and evolution of a music style. Bukky Leo is part of this restricted club. His career and possibly life are indeed manifestations of afrobeat. So much so that, if you’d like to approach the quintessential Nigerian...
Album Review: Newen Afrobeat – Curiche (May 2019)
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Album Review: Newen Afrobeat – Curiche (May 2019)

Newen Afrobeat are from Chile rather than Lagos, but are proof that afrobeat has become a global music to address injustice. Formed in Chile in 2009, Newen translates as ‘strength’ in the indigenous (and marginalised) Mapuche language, and the seven songs that make up the collective’s third album Curiche speak up...