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Cannibale is back with Life is Dead
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Cannibale is back with Life is Dead

The French band, which blends cumbia, rock and garage, has dropped the first single from its new project, “Es El Amor.”  The French band Cannibale owes its name to “a kind of Reunionnaise garage,” where […]

Wewantsounds reissues Egyptian rocker Omar Khorshid
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Wewantsounds reissues Egyptian rocker Omar Khorshid

The Parisian label unveils Giant + Guitar, a classic LP originally released on Voice of Lebanon. “Omar Khorshid is the first crossover guitarist in the Arab world. […] He is the pan-Arab heir of guitar […]

Imarhan returns with video for “Achinkad”
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Imarhan returns with video for "Achinkad”

With the new visual, the Tuareg rock band announces new album Aboogi, due in 2022.  Over the course of their first two albums, Imarhan breathed new life into assouf, blues from the desert, which attracted […]

Everything in time: BLK JKS new music and documentary
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Everything in time: BLK JKS new music and documentary

We sat down with Molefi of BLK JKS to talk about their prodigious return and live documentary that captured the performance of their latest album Abantu, Before Humans at 44 On Long to dispel questions about their 10 year absence.

Sun El-Musician to play exclusive show on the Stageit platform
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Sun El‑Musician to play exclusive show on the Stageit platform

The South African producer and musician from Johannesburg will grace the Soda Studio on Friday March 26, at 7pm CET. Sun El-Musician has a singular musical approach, mixing soul and Afro-house for a combustible musical […]

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Rock band BLK JKS returns with retro-futuristic album
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Rock band BLK JKS returns with retro‑futuristic album

Increasingly popular in South Africa, BLK JKS will breathe new life into the Johannesburg music scene with their upcoming album, Abantu/Before Humans. BLK JKS, pronounced “Black Jacks,” provides space for the individuality of each member, […]

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock’s soul mate
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock’s soul mate

Despite being an inspiration for Chuck Berry and Elvis, this gospel singer and virtuoso guitarist was left almost totally absent from the history books before a recent revival that is finally beginning to do her justice, almost 40 years after her death.