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Le Guess Who? announces curated lineup for 2022
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Le Guess Who? announces curated lineup for 2022

With guest curators like Animal Collective and Ostinato Records, and a slew of artists scheduled to play in 2022 including Kinshasa’s KOKOKO!, Le Guess Who? is shaping up to be a can’t miss pan-African musical […]

Beja Power! – a battle cry to rally the Beja people of Sudan
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Beja Power! ‑ a battle cry to rally the Beja people of Sudan

Composed as the soundtrack to Sudan’s revolution, Noori and his Dorpa band, scouted by Ostinato Records, unveil Beja Power!, a defiant act of resistance and cultural pride.  Noori lives in Port Sudan, a city on […]

The Ano Nobo Quartet captures the history of Cape Verde
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The Ano Nobo Quartet captures the history of Cape Verde

The band has announced the release of The Strings of São Domingos, where the guitars will bear witness to the adventurous life of bandleader Pascoal, and legendary composer Ano Nobo.  Pascoal “El Bruto” is a […]

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, […]

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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 […]