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Multidimensional Faizal Mostrixx to drop Transitions EP
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Multidimensional Faizal Mostrixx to drop Transitions EP

Afrofuturist Ugandan griot, Faizal Mostrixx, continues his avant-garde, multi-sensory disciplines on latest EP, Transitions, to be released on Glitterbeat Records. Faizall Mostrixx has been behind some of East Africa’s hottest electronica and counter-cultural rhythms for […]

5 albums to discover this week
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5 albums to discover this week

This week, Phelimuncasi stings like a bee, Obongjayar reflects deep, Bachir Attar leads a Jajouka trance, Kendrick Lamar makes his return and Groundation give a reggae staple.

Centuries-old Sufi musical tradition revisited with Dancing Under the Moon
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Centuries‑old Sufi musical tradition revisited with Dancing Under the Moon

The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar are set to release their latest album entitled Dancing Under the Moon on Glitterbeat Records. 

El Khat explore their Yemenite roots on Aalbat Alawi Op​.​99
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El Khat explore their Yemenite roots on Aalbat Alawi Op​.​99

The Tel Aviv-based band is set to release a new album played on home-made instruments and inspired by a longing of their home country.  Here’s what Eyal el Wahab, El Khat’s band leader, has to […]

Ian Brennan takes a musical pilgrimage to the Comoros on new album
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Ian Brennan takes a musical pilgrimage to the Comoros on new album

With We Are an Island, but We’re Not Alone, Comorian, Soubi and Mmadi, guided by the American producer Ian Brennan, immerse us in the musical cultures of the archipelago. Ian Brennan is the producer known […]

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Rock band BLK JKS returns with retro-futuristic album
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Rock band BLK JKS returns with retro‑futuristic album

Increasingly popular in South Africa, BLK JKS will breathe new life into the Johannesburg music scene with their upcoming album, Abantu/Before Humans. BLK JKS, pronounced “Black Jacks,” provides space for the individuality of each member, […]

Live isolation: when Tamikrest offers an extract from his album Tamotaït
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Live isolation: when Tamikrest offers an extract from his album Tamotaït

On PAM’s Facebook page, Tamikrest’s singer performs the song “Azawad”, taken from Tamotaït, the group’s new album. Three years after the release of Kidal, the Tuaregs of the group Tamikrest have just released Tamotaït. A […]

Ghanaian band Edikanfo’s unique album reissued for the first time on Glitterbeat Records
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Ghanaian band Edikanfo's unique album reissued for the first time on Glitterbeat Records

  Almost 40 years after its initial release, Glitterbeat reissued for the first time the debut album of the Ghanaian band Edikanfo. Originally released on the London-based label E.G. Records, The pace Setters is now seen as a classic. […]