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A tale of two Kamarus
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A tale of two Kamarus

Two musicians bore the name, Joseph Kamaru, a grandfather and titan of Kenyan folk lost to time and an ambient musician grandson in the midst of his destiny.

dumama + kechou explore “mother time” in short film
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dumama + kechou explore “mother time” in short film

Pulling a single off their previous album buffering juju, released in 2020, dumama + kechou revisit “mother time” with the help of director Ayanda Duma for a mystical tour in the Namibian desert. Cape Town […]

Musica Macondo unearths eight Afro Brazilian tracks on Brasil Novo compilation
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Musica Macondo unearths eight Afro Brazilian tracks on Brasil Novo compilation

DJ Tahira and Tim Garcia bring together samba, candomblé, batuques, jazz and folk for contemporary Brazilian dancefloor rarities with a lead track from Dona Celia Conquista. UK label Musica Macondo place their focus on contemporary […]

Jawhar sings about monotony on “Schizo Hyout”
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Jawhar sings about monotony on “Schizo Hyout”

The Tunisian composer releases a single to introduce his fourth album exploring the dreamy, dark folk he is so well known for.   Jahwar is a Tunisian singer and songwriter with three albums to his credit. […]

A guide to Kenya’s alternative music scene
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A guide to Kenya’s alternative music scene

Discover the key faces, places, and sounds of Kenya’s new alternative scene guided by Tetu Shani.

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Bongeziwe Mabandla announces new album with single ‘Zange’
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Bongeziwe Mabandla announces new album with single 'Zange'

The South African artist is back with a third afro-folk album, Zange, blending popular and traditional music in an unique way. After two nominations for the South African Music Awards in 2013 following the release of his […]

Mr Bongo to release a compilation of Burkina Faso golden age funk, disco and highlife
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Mr Bongo to release a compilation of Burkina Faso golden age funk, disco and highlife

New compilation The Original Sound of Burkina Faso pays tribute to a truly golden age of music.  Following the fantastic The Original Sound of Mali released in March 2017, the new releases compiled by David ‘Mr […]