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Pharoah Sanders’ tribute album to John Coltrane reedited
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Pharoah Sanders' tribute album to John Coltrane reedited

The sonic tribute to John Coltrane from astral jazz pioneer Pharoah Sanders is re-issued on the 27th of March via Tidal Waves Music. The album was created as a tribute to John Coltrane’s 1961 album Ballads, and […]

Tamikrest unveils ‘Awnafin’, striking first single from forthcoming album Tamotaït
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Tamikrest unveils 'Awnafin', striking first single from forthcoming album Tamotaït

Tamikrest returns with a new album Tamotaït, a powerful, irrepressible rock and roll statement, due out 27 March on Glitterbeat. On Tamotaït, Tamikrest’s fifth studio album, the music blazes bright and long. With the political situation so […]

7 albums you need to hear this week
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7 albums you need to hear this week

  In this week selection: Kida Kudz’s first mixtape, Scorpion Kings live album by South Africa’s finest duo Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa and many more…  Credit photo:  Nasty Kida Kudz After a heavy 2019 of […]

Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’ celebrates 40th anniversary with music video
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Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song' celebrates 40th anniversary with music video

On February 6th, Bob Marley would have celebrated his 75th birthday. The artist’s family dedicated a special tribute to him by offering a video clip of his cult emancipation song. “Redemption Song” was one of Bob Marley’s […]

Visionary pianist Nduduzo Makhathini releases new album on Blue Note
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Visionary pianist Nduduzo Makhathini releases new album on Blue Note

Nduduzo Makhathini will unveil his next album Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds on the mythical Blue Note label. Nduduzo Makhathini grew up in the lush and rugged hills capes of umGungundlovu in South Africa, a […]

Béla Fleck joins forces once again with Toumani Diabaté on new album, The Ripple Effect
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Béla Fleck joins forces once again with Toumani Diabaté on new album, The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect marks the reunion on record of two great musicians, on one side the American banjo master Béla Fleck, and on the other the fabulous Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté. Bela Fleck announced the […]

Obonjayar unveils new single ‘God’s Own Children’
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Obonjayar unveils new single 'God's Own Children'

Obongjayar kicks off the year with “God’s Own Children”, an intense new single from his EP Which Way Is Forward? set to release on the 7th of February. A few weeks after his remarkable performance on […]

Kung fu & afrobeat collide on ‘Lai Lai’, from Antibalas’ Fu Chronicles
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Kung fu & afrobeat collide on 'Lai Lai', from Antibalas' Fu Chronicles

Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas celebrates their 20th anniversary with a brand new album on iconic soul label Daptone. Credit photo: Celine Pinget Antibalas celebrates its 20th anniversary with a stark return to their Williamsburg roots on its latest […]