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Tony Allen, the drummer who played like no other, has passed away in Paris
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Tony Allen, the drummer who played like no other, has passed away in Paris

The Nigerian drummer and Fela’s travelling soulmate with whom he invented Afrobeat, passed away on April, 30th in Paris. PAM revisits the journey of the drumming genius, and his immediately recognizable sound signature which forged […]

BANTU calls for a rallying cry in ‘Disrupt The Programme’
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BANTU calls for a rallying cry in 'Disrupt The Programme'

BANTU unveils the single “Disrupt The Programme” which announces their album Everybody Get Agenda, to be released later this year. The Lagos-based 13-piece band BANTU, led by Nigerian German singer and social activist Ade Bantu, […]

BBE Africa reissues two rare Tabansi Studio Band afrobeat albums
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BBE Africa reissues two rare Tabansi Studio Band afrobeat albums

For the first time anywhere, BBE reissues back-to-back two rare LPs that many Afro heads doubted their very existence until now, Wakar Alhazai Kano 9 & Mus’En Sofua. Wakar Alhazai Kano 9 & Mus’En Sofua is composed of four incredible slices of almost undiscovered […]

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 […]

Obongjayar announces new EP, Which Way is Forward?
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Obongjayar announces new EP, Which Way is Forward?

Before unveiling his new EP scheduled on February 7th, Obongjayar releases his sumptuous new single “Still Sun”. With his unique mix of soul, downtempo hip-hop and ambient music, the Nigerian-born London-based singer Obongjayar is definitely an artists to […]

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Sir Jean captures the energy of the 70s highlife scene with new album
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Sir Jean captures the energy of the 70s highlife scene with new album

Watch the latest video of the energetic single “Rock it Steady” from Silver & Gold released last week. The magnetic singer with a stunningly deep voice, Sir Jean, teamed up with NMB Afrobeat Experience to […]

Night Dreamer debut session launch with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 EP
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Night Dreamer debut session launch with Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 EP

A one-take recording from Kuti’s 2018 album Black Times. Brand new London based record label Night Dreamer has recaptured the organic essence of direct to disc through a series of recordings at Artone Studio in Haarlem, […]

Expensive Shit, a treatise on Fela’s brand of humor
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Expensive Shit, a treatise on Fela's brand of humor

It is this smile with which Fela composed his music and developed a character that, many years after his death, will continue to be celebrated for its strength. Studied, the crux of Fela’s music, although […]