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Singeli: The future sound of Tanzania in becoming a source of national pride
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Singeli: The future sound of Tanzania in becoming a source of national pride

Little was known until recently of the futuristic sound emerging from the ghettos of Dar es-Salaam, which now is exporting itself to dance floors across the globe. Ten years on from its conception, singeli has […]

Nyege Nyege unveils spooky music video ‘The Caller’ from Metal Preyers
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Nyege Nyege unveils spooky music video 'The Caller' from Metal Preyers

New experimental collective releases an LP on Nyege Nyege.  Nyege Nyege Tapes with artists such as Otim Alpha, Omutaba and Lawrence Okello- collaborates with the two artists of Teeth gency, Jesse Hackett and Mariano Chavez, and […]

Hakuna Kulala releases collaborative album Villaelvin
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Hakuna Kulala releases collaborative album Villaelvin

Behind the name Villaelvin hides a large number of artists belonging to the famous Ugandan collective and festival Nyege Nyege. In April 2019 improvising lyricist, producer and sound artist Elvin Brandhi moved into the ‘Villa’ […]

Nyege Nyege drops a mixtape with Jay Mitta, Sisso, The Modern Institute and Errorsmith
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Nyege Nyege drops a mixtape with Jay Mitta, Sisso, The Modern Institute and Errorsmith

The Modern Institute, Jay Mitta, Sisso and Errorsmith rap on Ugandan label’s new mixtape. In the two weeks after the 2018 edition of Nyege Nyege Festival Jay Mita, Sisso, The Modern Institute and Errorsmith met […]

Judgitzu joins Nyege Nyege with two psychedelic singeli tracks
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Judgitzu joins Nyege Nyege with two psychedelic singeli tracks

Two tracks between singeli, speedcore and field recording, recorded during Julien Hairon’s residence in Tanzania. After spending over five years recording found sounds and musicians in Asia, Oceania and Africa, Hairon has released his first electronic productions since […]

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Afrorack: the body to the machine
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Afrorack: the body to the machine

  Brian Bamanya aka Afrorack built Africa’s first DIY modular synthesizer, in Uganda: he foresees that the next revolution in electronic music will take place in Africa. Brian Bamanya radiates pride. A few days after […]

Acholitronix pioneer Otim Alpha delivers new banger ‘Tong Gweno’
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Acholitronix pioneer Otim Alpha delivers new banger 'Tong Gweno'

“Tong Gweno” is another hyper-frenetic electronic Acholi cut from Otim Alpha. Over a decade ago, Otim Alpha started reinterpreting traditional Acholi wedding songs with music software on computers. The result gave birth to fast-paced poly-rhythmic music ready for dancefloor madness […]

8 albums you need to hear this week
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8 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection: Elza Soares’ dirty samba, Sampa The Great debut album, an unreleased album of Ghana highlife star Ebo Taylor, Ahmad Jamal’s new album and much more to hear this week. Sampa the Great  […]