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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 […]

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 […]

Ben Okri & Skepta pay tribute to Tony Allen on “Cosmosis”
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Ben Okri & Skepta pay tribute to Tony Allen on "Cosmosis"

In “Cosmosis,” the Nigerian poet and British grime artist combine for the first track on the new posthumous album by the afrobeat legend. Recorded in London, in March 2020, in the famous Studio 13, “Cosmosis” […]

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Huw Marc Bennett fuses jazz, afrobeat and electronica on Tresilian Bay
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Huw Marc Bennett fuses jazz, afrobeat and electronica on Tresilian Bay 

Taken from his latest album, Tresilian Bay, the British producer has released a new version of “In My Craft,” a single recorded in collaboration with singer Miryam Solomon. The London-based British bassist and producer Huw […]

Cool Cats Invasion: 102 tracks for lovers of highlife, palm-wine and jùjú
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Cool Cats Invasion: 102 tracks for lovers of highlife, palm‑wine and jùjú

This gigantic compilation from the Moochin’ About label brings together a collection of classics from the Ghanaian and Nigerian music of the 1950s and 1960s. Cool Cats Invasion (Highlife, Juju & Palm-wine) offers a captivating […]

Made Kuti: Fela’s grandson takes over
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Made Kuti: Fela's grandson takes over

With his first single “Free Your Mind” and the accompanying video, Made Kuti is doing much more than making a name for himself. A grandson from the Kuti family… At the age of 25, Made […]