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Asher Gamedze, jazz in motion
Interview
Asher Gamedze, jazz in motion

South African drummer Asher Gamedze announces his debut album Dialectic Soul on the British label On the Corner, which is a string of quality releases. Discussion with this virtuoso of the sticks.

Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic and Damu The Fudgemunk unite on the album Ocean Bridges
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Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic and Damu The Fudgemunk unite on the album Ocean Bridges

Jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp and Raw Poetic are collaborating with DJ Damu The Fudgemunk on the album Ocean Bridges which will be released on May 22nd on Redefinition Records.

The King of Sudanese Jazz Sharhabil Ahmed reissued by Habibi Funk
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The King of Sudanese Jazz Sharhabil Ahmed reissued by Habibi Funk

The musician Sharhabil Ahmed is celebrated through a compilation of his tracks and archives entitled The King Of Sudanese Jazz via the Habibi Funk label on July 10th.

Alewa, Santrofi’s new highlife wave
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Alewa, Santrofi's new highlife wave

The young Ghanaian band Santrofi, releases their debut album Alewa bringing highlife full circle. The young band Santrofi is composed of eight musicians and led by bassist and producer Emmanuel Ofori. Armed with trombone, guitar, drums, and keyboards, they […]

Nduduzo Makhathini: back to the underworld
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Nduduzo Makhathini: back to the underworld

Musician, improviser, healer, and academic Nduduzo Makhathini’s freshly-inked deal with the America-based Blue Note Records label heralds a new phase in the quest for the current wave of South African jazz musicians’ global conquest. We […]

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Mulatu Astatke reunited again with Black Jesus Experience on new album
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Mulatu Astatke reunited again with Black Jesus Experience on new album

To Know Without Knowing marks BJX’s and Mulatu Astatke’s second collaborative studio full-length, following Cradle With Humanity in 2016. Mulatu Astatke, famous Ethiopian vibraphonist and father of “ethio-jazz”, is collaborating again with the eight-piece band […]

‘Africa Today’, Etuk Ubong’s explosive ‘direct-to-disc’ album
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'Africa Today', Etuk Ubong's explosive 'direct‑to‑disc' album

The album of the Nigerian Etuk Ubong, Analog Africa will be released on June 5th on the English label Night Dreamer. Trumpet player, composer and singer, the Nigerian Etuk Ubong began his career by joining the group […]

Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death
Interview
Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, two giants reunited beyond death

Tony Allen has completed the project he began ten years ago with his friend Hugh Masekela, who left us in 2018. Following the release of this new album, Rejoice, PAM met the brilliant drummer in Paris. […]