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Ibibio Sound Machine makes an electric comeback
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Ibibio Sound Machine makes an electric comeback

The Nigerian-British band announces Electricity, a new futuristic Afro-dance album produced by synthpop band Hot Chip.  The collaboration between Ibibio Sound Machine and British band Hot Chip was born out of a shared love of […]

K.O.G. goes solo
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K.O.G. goes solo

Never far away from Onipa and his other collective projects, vocalist Kweku Of Ghana announces his solo journey with a new album and “Shidaa”, an energised soukouss infused song. K.O.G. aka Kweku Of Ghana has […]

Ticora unveils its afrobeat and maloya cocktail on “Soledad”
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Ticora unveils its afrobeat and maloya cocktail on “Soledad”

An electric journey between Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.  The group Ticora drops today their first official track, “Soledad”. At the crossroads of afrobeat, highlife and jazz, the track set the tone for […]

Blue Lab Beats include Fela Kuti on “Motherland Journey”
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Blue Lab Beats include Fela Kuti on “Motherland Journey”

The London-based duo unveil the title track to their upcoming Blue Note-published album, recorded in Ghana with notorious producer, Killbeatz.  Co-written in Accra with KillBeatz during a late night production session, “Motherland Journey” uses the […]

Shay Hazan fuses North African grooves with jazz and Afrobeat
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Shay Hazan fuses North African grooves with jazz and Afrobeat

The Tel-Aviv based musician has shared two uptempo singles off his upcoming album, Reclusive Rituals. Tel-Aviv based musician Shay Hazan is a composer, producer, bassist and bandleader. His versatile bass is frequently heard on national […]

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Fela Kuti revisited in 7xLP Box Set
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Fela Kuti revisited in 7xLP Box Set

Curated by Femi Kuti and Chris Martin, Fela Kuti’s music will be revisited via a 7xLP box set with commentary from afrobeat historian Chris May, a poster design from Lemi Ghariokwu, and stills from Music is the Weapon.

Willy N’for’s movements, migration, and the geography of groove
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Willy N’for’s movements, migration, and the geography of groove

Musicians have always travelled. Willy N’for had all the necessary ingredients to want to travel, a troubled past, a complicated life, dexterity with the bass guitar, and an appetite for travelling on the interstellar grooves of funk, with dreams of jamming with giants.

The posthumous return of Tony Allen
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The posthumous return of Tony Allen

With his posthumous album, There Is No End, the legendary Afrobeat drummer continues to inject rhythms into our lives exactly one year after his passing. On April 30, 2020, Tony Allen left us. This former […]