Tag Archives: West African

Podcast: Rebel Up’s Nightshop #84

Podcast: Rebel Up’s Nightshop #84

Nightshop show May 2021 for Radio Campus Bxl & Rhythm Passport with 3 hours of new global sounds. Four songs of the day from Cape Verdian violins to a Sinti rom cello song, tamashek blues and electronic Latin-Arab bass. Our albums of the month first take us to Africa, with...
Daily Discovery: Angelique Kidjo – Dignity ft. Yemi Alade

Daily Discovery: Angelique Kidjo – Dignity ft. Yemi Alade

Beninese singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo has recently joined forces once again with Nigerian musician Yemi Alade to give life to a new single inspired by the #ENDSARS movement rallying across Nigeria: https://angeliquekidjo.lnk.to/Dignity   The song is dedicated to the ones who lost their life in the demonstrations against police brutality in the...
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: Dobet Gnahoré – "Lève-toi" (Official Music Video)

Daily Discovery: Dobet Gnahoré – "Lève-toi" (Official Music Video)

“Lève-toi” is the first of five singles anticipating Ivorian singer/songwriter Dobet Gnahoré‘s upcoming album, Couleur, scheduled for worldwide release on June 4 via Cumbancha   “The album marks an energetic homecoming and exciting new artistic direction for this dynamic diva from Côte d’Ivoire… Filled with positive messages, calls for female...
Interview: Q&A w/ Dandana – Free the Music! (September 2020)

Interview: Q&A w/ Dandana – Free the Music! (September 2020)

The fact that music keeps on gifting us new and surprising releases is one of the few positive notes of this mad 2020. One of the most exciting comes from the Netherlands. Roughly 50 miles from Amsterdam, in The Hague, a six-piece band formed in 2015 is giving new meanings...