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The Good Samaritans’ cosmic Edo-Funk brought back to life by Analog Africa
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The Good Samaritans’ cosmic Edo‑Funk brought back to life by Analog Africa

Available on March 3rd, the No Food Without Taste If By Hunger album is a piece of history, showcasing the beauty and innovation of Edo-funk, a magical musical blend from east Nigeria.

The 50 best albums of 2022
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The 50 best albums of 2022

Listen in on 2022 with our pan-African selection from Spanish Town to Johannesburg, Lagos to Nairobi, featuring the likes of Sampa the Great, Sudan Ariches, Asake, Koffee and more.

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

This week, international rap, fresh amapiano, flowy neo-soul, Trinibad dancehall, and life as an Accra youth. 

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

This week, an invitation to dance over jerky kuduro-inspired rhythm, an abrasive and sensual record, some modern take on the lulanga, seven minutes of Afrofusion and some hybrid funk.

Highlife veteran Gyedu‑Blay Ambolley reinterprets classics
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Highlife veteran Gyedu‑Blay Ambolley reinterprets classics

Thirty-fifth album and counting, the 75-year-old musician is about to release yet another record, Hi-life Jazz, in which he revisits works by John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis. Born in 1947, ten […]

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Twi, tradition and hiplife with Pure Akan
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Twi, tradition and hiplife with Pure Akan

Pure Akan wields his heritage and folk stories to create an empowering backdrop to his hiplife sound. The rapper, singer and linguist takes us through the power of names, history and his latest album, Nyame Mma.

Alhaji Waziri Oshomah’s dancing prayer
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Alhaji Waziri Oshomah’s dancing prayer

Luaka Bop honours Nigerian musician Alhaji Waziri Oshomah with a compilation of his songs recorded between the 1970s and 1980s, an introduction to his spiritual dance music inspired by Ghanaian highlife. Originally from Afenmailand, in […]

PAM in conversation with Black Sherif
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PAM in conversation with Black Sherif

PAM met with rising superstar Black Sherif in Accra to talk about his career in music, Burna Boy linkup, trap-highlife blend and what motivates him.