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Psychedelic South African afro-rock in the spotlight on reissues
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Psychedelic South African afro‑rock in the spotlight on reissues

The label Matsuli Music is re-releasing two classic albums from psychedelic South African afro-rock: Rufaro and Harari. Recorded by the Rashid Vally’s independent label, As-Shams, these two records plunge us into the rich past of psychedelic […]

Muzi set to perform live from Free State cave in South Africa
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Muzi set to perform live from Free State cave in South Africa

The South African musician has announced a Youtube broadcast of his Caves of Clarens show, on February 24. It is a fascinating twenty-five minute performance that was filmed in one of the most amazing caves […]

Drill and punk in Cape Town: DOOKOOM is dead, long live A$CII DAGGER!
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Drill and punk in Cape Town: DOOKOOM is dead, long live A$CII DAGGER!

Né sur les cendres encore chaudes du groupe electro-hip-hop incendiaire DOOKOOM, A$CII DAGGER, le nouveau projet Horror-core qui secoue Cape Town, vient d’envoyer un nouveau single, « Voodoo Time » .

The return of the great Toumani Diabaté, an enduring soloist and humanist
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The return of the great Toumani Diabaté, an enduring soloist and humanist

Toumani Diabaté has joined forces with the London Symphony Orchestra for the album Kôrôlén, a sumptuous blend of kora and classical music. “Kôrôlén” means “ancestral” in the Mandingo family of languages. The term is therefore […]

Malian artist Samba Touré to release new album, Binga
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Malian artist Samba Touré to release new album, Binga

The Malian singer and guitarist is still seducing audiences via his album Binga, a tribute to his roots and the Songhoy people. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Songhoy people reigned over one of […]

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Impulse Records releases surprise 60th anniversary box set
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Impulse Records releases surprise 60th anniversary box set

For its 60th anniversary, the legendary Impulse! label invites listeners to rediscover jazz icons with its Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment Box Set. Founded in 1961, Impulse! quickly became one of history’s most […]

9 new albums you should listen to this week
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9 new albums you should listen to this week

Something Else Mr Eazi The Nigerian music giant returns with the much-anticipated EP, Something Else. He explains: “This project was inspired by Kel P and Killertunes, who kept coming to meet me in Accra until […]

Scratchclart presents new collaborative EP on Hyperdub
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Scratchclart presents new collaborative EP on Hyperdub

The English producer keeps exploring genres like amapiano, grime and gqom on & Baga Man. Scratchclart is a collaborative artist and he continues in this vein, following the release of the EP Drmtrk last November. […]

PAM Club: feet on the dancefloor and head in the stars with Zakente
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PAM Club: feet on the dancefloor and head in the stars with Zakente

The PAM Club welcomes its first Angolan artist in Zakente, who continues his recording style by concentrating afro-tech energy in a euphoric DJ set.

Valerie June celebrates vulnerability on sumptuous “Call Me A Fool”
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Valerie June celebrates vulnerability on sumptuous “Call Me A Fool”

June’s new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, is built on sweetness and vulnerability, as seen in the video for “Call Me A Fool.” After her 2017 album The Order of Time Valerie […]

QOQEQA releases the first LP from the Kebrada label
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QOQEQA releases the first LP from the Kebrada label

Kebrada aims to explore Afro-Latin polyrhythms through electronic music. First to release an album on Dengue Dengue Dengue’s label is the Peruvian artist QOQEQA, with the track “888”. Daniel Valle-Riestra is part of the generation of […]