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July 5, 1975: when Cape Verdeans raised their arms up and shouted for freedom and independence
Histoire
July 5, 1975: when Cape Verdeans raised their arms up and shouted for freedom and independence

Throwback to ‘Labanta Braço’, one of the most symbolic songs of Cape Verde’s independence. On July, 5th 1975, this tiny African archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, called Cabo Verde, gained freedom from its Portuguese colonist. […]

Guts, inner journey of a modest and funky beat-digger
Interview
Guts, inner journey of a modest and funky beat‑digger

The beat-digging veteran whose crossfader has always oscillated between soul, funk, jazz, reggae and hip-hop offers his best scratch so far with the LP Philanthropiques: 14 homemade productions inspired by 29 years of wild digging, […]

From the precocious child Pongo Love to the feline woman Pongo
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From the precocious child Pongo Love to the feline woman Pongo

With shortly cropped bleached hair, huge gold earrings, and shiny polished nails, 25-year-old Pongo is an impressive young woman. She doesn’t go unnoticed, even in the Intendente square, in the heart of a cosmopolitan Lisbon. […]

‘Quebra Cabeça’ by Bixiga: São Paulo’s band integrates urban sounds into their afrobeat
Article
'Quebra Cabeça' by Bixiga: São Paulo's band integrates urban sounds into their afrobeat

For their 4th album, Quebra Cabeça, the Brazilian afrobeat big band bring forward more complexity to their musical puzzle and also welcome the electronic vibrations of the São Paulo megalopolis to the studio. May, 2016. Ten […]

‘Boca de Lobo’: a walk into the wolf’s den with Criolo’s last video about Brazil’s social emergency
Article
‘Boca de Lobo’: a walk into the wolf’s den with Criolo’s last video about Brazil’s social emergency

A wise and lucid observer of social and political decay in his own country, Brazilian rapper Criolo returns to conscious rap with the video for “Boca de Lobo” – both a realistic and bold denunciation […]

Chassol: having big fun putting the world to music
Article
Chassol: having big fun putting the world to music

Videographer and composer, Chassol is the author of the radiant Big Sun, an album that synchronizes pop, jazz and free music onto images shot in the Caribbean – specifically Martinique. The multidisciplinary artist harmonizes reality […]

Elza Soares is back with an anti-reactionary time bomb
Article
Elza Soares is back with an anti‑reactionary time bomb

What comes at the end of the world? The self-proclaimed “woman at the end of the world” since 2015 when she released her last album Mulher do Fim do Mundo, unveiled the mystery; after the end […]

Ostinato Records: musical storytelling to rebuild ruined countries
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Ostinato Records: musical storytelling to rebuild ruined countries

As Ostinato Records is about to release this autumn its newest compilation about the forgotten yet golden era of Sudanese music, we had a conversation with the label’s founder, Vik Sohonie. At the time of our interview […]