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

This week, Mahalia explores the complex nature of peopl’s relationships with their exes, the Buruklyn Boyz’s change of repertoire, Kwaku DMC tries on a minimalist approach to drill, Shabaka guides us through a meditation and Alune Wade recounts the sultan’s life.

Shane Cooper & Mabuta, expanding Joburg jazz
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Shane Cooper & Mabuta, expanding Joburg jazz

The South African bassist and his band unveil Finish The Sun, a sophomore album rooted in experimentation, 70s African music and sunny mornings.   “In late 2020, I would start every day by having a cup […]

The healing jazz of South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini
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The healing jazz of South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini

South African Jazz musician Nduduzo Malhathini is about to release his tenth album In the Spirit of Ntu, which marks the launch of the Blue Note Africa label. Conceived to promote African jazz artists, the […]

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

This week, an initiation to Tsogho ritual music with Papé Nziengui’s Kadi Yombo, a dive into Egyptian history with the collaboration album of Sun Ra Arkestra & Salah Ragab, Youssoupha’s deluxe version of the rock solid NEPTUNE TERMINUS album, Jamaican reggae legend Horace Andy’s latest and dndSection’s afrobeats in Atlanta.

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 […]

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Jazz Is Dead assembles the greats for 11th compilation
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Jazz Is Dead assembles the greats for 11th compilation

Jazz Is Dead welcomes its eleventh edition with Tony Allen, Lonnie Linston Smith, and Jean Carne under the direction of Californian multi-instrumentalist producer Adrian Younge and founding member of A Tribe Called Quest, Ali Shaheed […]

KOKOROKO’s debut album on the horizon
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KOKOROKO’s debut album on the horizon

After three years on the rise, the London-based collective announces its first full-length project with the heartwarming Afrobeat of “We Give Thanks”.  Here’s what KOKOROKO have to say about their new single “We Give Thanks”: […]

Digging into Eritrean Anthology
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Digging into Eritrean Anthology

An introduction to the collective that is shining a spotlight on buried Eritrean masterpieces online and in-person for a celebration of culture and heritage.