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Manu Dibango’s Waka Juju to be released on vinyl
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Manu Dibango’s Waka Juju to be released on vinyl

  Cameroonian sax icon Manu Dibango’s 1982 LP Waka Juju is being reissued via Soul Makossa this winter. Originally released on CRC Records, Waka Juju mixes influences from afrobeat, highlife and jazz-funk across 6 tracks. After receiving world attention with the release […]

Spaza, improvised jazz from the South African avant-garde
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Spaza, improvised jazz from the South African avant‑garde

Johannesburg-based Mushroom Hour Half Hour imprint drops a series of improvisations from a never-before-assembled group of jazz musicians. Mushroom Hour Half Hour is decided to establish the South African city as the third point in the new jazz triangle, […]

Abdullah Ibrahim returns with new album, The Balance
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Abdullah Ibrahim returns with new album, The Balance

The 84-year-old Cape Town-born jazzman, as known as Dollar Brand, announces his first album in five years. Born in South Africa in 1934, amidst the Apartheid, Abdullah Ibrahim has always sought for balance between his […]

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is back with a new album, Be Known: Ancient/Future/Music
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Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is back with a new album, Be Known: Ancient/Future/Music

Celebrating 45 years in music, Chicago-based Ethnic Heritage Ensemble announces new album with afrofuturistic jazz single “Pharoah”. Led by renowned drummer and percussionist Sir Kahil El’Zabar, the band is acknowledged throughout the world as one of the leading figures […]

Dexter Story’s new album Bahir features a handful of quality guests
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Dexter Story's new album Bahir features a handful of quality guests

Bahir, to be released on Soundway Records on March 15th, is a snapshot of the last few years of the artist’s immersive study of the Horn of Africa. The album follows his Wondem LP in 2015, which was also […]

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Nyami Nyami unearth lost album from Zimbabwean Jazz band New Tutenkhamen
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Nyami Nyami unearth lost album from Zimbabwean Jazz band New Tutenkhamen

The 1970’s band, originary of Harare, Zimbabwe, played an eclectic brand of Zimbabwean township music combining traditional rhythms and western influences. Listen to beautiful “Forever together”, from the upcoming album to be released on February 8th. […]