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5 albums to discover this week
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5 albums to discover this week

This week, three shades of gqom, women reggae artists take their righful place, sweet Nigerian beats, the new thing coming from Kenyan and reggae meets hip-hop.

Batida takes a post-colonialist stand
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Batida takes a post‑colonialist stand

Named after the name of his show on the London radio Worldwide FM, the Luso-Angolan activist presents Neon Colonialismo, Batida’s first album since 2014 and latest post-colonialist endeavours in the Afro-electronic scene.

Fulu Miziki releases full punk energy in N’Djila Wa Mudujimu
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Fulu Miziki releases full punk energy in N'Djila Wa Mudujimu

The Kinshasa-born band is back with their slum-crafted instruments in a new album, which encapsulates their innovative sounds: punk, electronic, industrial and soukous-inspired, all at once. Fulu Miziki came to life in Kinshasa underground scene […]

5 albums to discover this week
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5 albums to discover this week

This week, an invitation to dance over jerky kuduro-inspired rhythm, an abrasive and sensual record, some modern take on the lulanga, seven minutes of Afrofusion and some hybrid funk.

“Tension Hot-Shot”: proto Afro-house single pulled out from oblivion
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“Tension Hot‑Shot”: proto Afro‑house single pulled out from oblivion

Tension Hot-Shot, the EP of the late Martiniquan artist, Amédée Ô Suriam, is being reissued. A chance to rediscover his one-of-kind aesthetic in the single of the same name premiered today. Before his death in […]

95 years of music revisited in Gallo Vault Sessions
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95 years of music revisited in Gallo Vault Sessions

South African label Gallo Music launches a new six-part series about African musical history. From the 1930s to present day, to explore the stories behind their massive catalogue.  To celebrate its 95th anniversary, South African […]

Children at the center of Mariage, Wau Wau Collectif’s second album
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Children at the center of Mariage, Wau Wau Collectif’s second album

The unclassifiable union between Swedish producer Karl Jonas Winqvist and musicians from the Toubab Dialaw village in Senegal returns with a second album which expands on the theme explored in their debut. After a chance […]

Tuareg’s call for resistance in Tinariwen’s first release
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Tuareg’s call for resistance in Tinariwen’s first release

The well known band Tinariwen offers a reissue of their first album Kel Tinariwen, initially released on cassette in 1991 and produced by Keltoum Sennhauser. The Malian band Tinariwen, needs no introduction, yet some of […]