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Back to the roots for Kokoroko with their single ‘Carry Me Home’
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Back to the roots for Kokoroko with their single 'Carry Me Home'

The London band Kokoroko is inspired by Dele Sosimi, an English musician of Nigerian origin for their song “Carry Me Home”. Photo © Nina Manandhar Led by trumpet player and bandleader Sheila Maurice-Grey, the band is […]

UK Jazz collective Nérija announce debut album, Blume
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UK Jazz collective Nérija announce debut album, Blume

Blume arrives courtesy of Domino on August 2nd. Nérija is Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (bass). Rooted in […]

The best of 2019: halftime edition
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The best of 2019: halftime edition

As we reach the midway point of 2019, here is a top 60 of the year’s best albums so far. Graphic Illustration by Julie Jargeais This first half of the year has been a very fruitful year for […]

Ezra Collective is ready to conquer the world with debut album You Can’t Steal My Joy
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Ezra Collective is ready to conquer the world with debut album You Can't Steal My Joy

Following their 2017 effort, the collective’s first album will be released on April 26th. Featuring appearances of Loyle Carner, KOKOROKO and Jorja Smith. Photo © Dan Medhurst Formed by bandleader Femi Koleoso (drums), his brother TJ […]

The 30 best albums of the last three months
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The 30 best albums of the last three months

2019’s first semester is coming to an end. Here is a selection of our favorite releases of the last three months. Graphic Illustration by Julie Jargeais Blick Bassy 1958 Four years after releasing “Akö”, the singer […]

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KOKOROKO, the many moods of afro-jazz
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KOKOROKO, the many moods of afro‑jazz

With their self-titled debut EP, the London-based combo KOKOROKO reminds us that jazz is not just the soundtrack to chatting about life with a glass of bourbon. Theirs, blended with soul and afrobeat, is also […]

6 albums you need to hear this week
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6 albums you need to hear this week

A selection of our favorite albums and EPs released this week. With Blick Bassy, KOKOROKO, Duke, Jerico, Fuse ODG and R2Bees. Photo credit: Justice Mukheli Blick Bassy 1958 Four years after releasing “Akö”, the singer and […]

Kokoroko is back with its soul and afrobeat-tainted jazz
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Kokoroko is back with its soul and afrobeat‑tainted jazz

One year after the release of their debut track “Abusey Junction”, the Londoners announced their first EP with “Uman”. The band’s name ‘Kokoroko’ means ‘be strong’ in Orobo, a language and tribe from Nigeria. The […]