Tag Archives: Western Africa

Podcast: Rhythm Passport Presents… #1 (November 2021)

Podcast: Rhythm Passport Presents… #1 (November 2021)

Thanks to the cool people at Taco!, the Thamesmead-based artist-led organisation, we are finally back “on air”! After a few months of radio silence, we are indeed pretty excited about our new monthly residency at one of the most vibrant community-led stations in London, RTM.FM, and to introduce you to...
Daily Discovery: Diyanamo – A take away from the album ‘Aado’

Daily Discovery: Diyanamo – A take away from the album ‘Aado’

Get a sneak peek into London-based Senegalese singer/songwriter and kora player Kadialy Kouyate‘s new album Aado released by Naxos Records.   “In the Senegalese society, ‘aado’ stands for ‘moral customs and values’. Kadialy’s enchanting songs touch on these principles and reflect on the Mandinka culture”.   Find more info on...
Album Review: Elida Almeida – Kebrada [Lusafrica]
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Album Review: Elida Almeida – Kebrada [Lusafrica]

Elida Almeida: a beautiful name of rhythm. Kebrada, Elida’s latest release, is named after the village where she grew up in Cape Verde. Elida Almeida’s Kebrada is beautiful. Whoever is the architect of Kebrada’s songs is fearless and a visionary. Welcome, folks, to song after song of a splendid blend...