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On The Corner Records, a ticket to outer space
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On The Corner Records, a ticket to outer space

Despite covid-19, 2020 has seen many exciting releases for the label On The Corner. On the release of their opulent compilation Door to the Cosmos we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give founder Pete Buckenham a call, and retrace the history and the spirit of the out-of-this-world label.

Stella Chiweshe is giving mbira a home and you can help
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Stella Chiweshe is giving mbira a home and you can help

Stella Chiweshe, the Queen of Mbira, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to construct the Chivanhu Centre, a home for traditional music and cultural preservation.

London has its own jazz and it’s here to stay
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London has its own jazz and it’s here to stay

Vanguards of the London jazz scene have garnered acclaim by cultivating a culture of musical diversity and inclusion passed on through dedicated teachers and a spirit of giving.

African rap: our 5 favorite music videos of October
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African rap: our 5 favorite music videos of October

Discover 5 African rap videos released in October that testify to the drill expansion and to the vitality of certain underrated scenes.

The latest on Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement
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The latest on Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement

The most recent update on the status and development of #EndSARS and the pursuit of police reformation in Nigeria.

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Tarrus Riley captures the moment with latest album Healing
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Tarrus Riley captures the moment with latest album Healing

Healing, Jamaican reggae legend Tarrus Riley’s latest LP, is an answer to the turbulent times, finding solace in humanity and music.

Top African band Sauti Sol fills 2 virtual stadia for an album launch livestream
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Top African band Sauti Sol fills 2 virtual stadia for an album launch livestream

The most celebrated Afro-Pop Group and East-Africa’s leading music ambassadors, Sauti Sol, curated a virtual experience for the launch of their fourth studio album, Midnight Train, with a record breaking worth of 2 stadia viewers tuning in.

The planets have aligned for Foreigner and the Moonshine collective
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The planets have aligned for Foreigner and the Moonshine collective

In L.A. and Montreal, events organised by Foreigner and the Moonshine collective are a concentration of African-Caribbean cultural celebration.

”F#@K Tha Police” and other lessons from hip-hop on police brutality
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”F#@K Tha Police” and other lessons from hip‑hop on police brutality

In the wake of the unjust murder of George Floyd, we look at hip-hop’s power of social commentary and political change regarding police brutality towards African Americans. The most recent killing of George Floyd on May […]

Darkovibes : Ghana is the new cool
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Darkovibes : Ghana is the new cool

Initiator of the Ghanian alternative movement and member of La Même Gang, Darkovibes joins forces with the who’s who of Accra and abroad for his new LP “Kpanlogo”.

Singeli: The future sound of Tanzania in becoming a source of national pride
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Singeli: The future sound of Tanzania in becoming a source of national pride

Little was known until recently of the futuristic sound emerging from the ghettos of Dar es-Salaam, which now is exporting itself to dance floors across the globe. Ten years on from its conception, singeli has […]