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Ostinato Records is set to release his third episode of Funaná music
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Ostinato Records is set to release his third episode of Funaná music

After the excellent compilation Synthesize the Soul and the reissue of the best album of Grupo Pilon, Ostinato Records continues to releasing music of Cape Verde and its European diaspora with an essential collection. In […]

Ostinato Records to release compilation dedicated to Cape Verdean band Pilon
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Ostinato Records to release compilation dedicated to Cape Verdean band Pilon

Following Two Niles To Sing A Melody: The Violins and Synths of Sudan, the Grammy-nominated record label is releasing a new compilation featuring the music of Luxembourg-based Cape Verdean band Pilon. Since 2016 and his first release, […]

5 albums you need to hear this week
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5 albums you need to hear this week

A list of albums released this week, in no particular order. With Fokn Bois, Star Band de Dakar, IAMDDB, Deena Abdelwahed and Scraaatch. Fokn Bois Afrobeats LOL  Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois are celebrated for their most unconventional way of […]

Ostinato Records releases Star Band de Dakar’s most psychedelic afro-cuban tracks
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Ostinato Records releases Star Band de Dakar's most psychedelic afro‑cuban tracks

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the cuban revolution, Ostinato Records releases Psicodelia Afro-Cubana de Senegal, a selection of six of the most psychedelic afro-cuban songs of the renowned Star Band de Dakar. In the 1970’s, Afro-Cuban music […]

Ostinato Records: musical storytelling to rebuild ruined countries
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Ostinato Records: musical storytelling to rebuild ruined countries

As Ostinato Records is about to release this autumn its newest compilation about the forgotten yet golden era of Sudanese music, we had a conversation with the label’s founder, Vik Sohonie. At the time of our interview […]

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Abu Obaida Hassan, the Mysterious Pioneer of Sudanese’ Shaigiya Music
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Abu Obaida Hassan, the Mysterious Pioneer of Sudanese' Shaigiya Music

Premiere: listen to an extract from Ostinato’s compilation Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan. Brought to you by the Grammy-nominated team behind last year’s “Sweet As Broken Dates”, the first global […]

The 25 Best Reissues of 2017
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The 25 Best Reissues of 2017

The Pan African Music team select their favorite 2017 reissues. Compilations, vinyl reissues and exclusive archive gems: a short focus on 25 timeless albums that made our year. Listen to selections from this list on […]

Synthesize the Soul: the advent of synthesizers in Cape Verdean music
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Synthesize the Soul: the advent of synthesizers in Cape Verdean music

The New-Yorker record label Ostinato Records releases the Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988.