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Strut Records offers dazzling unreleased JuJu record
Strut Records offers dazzling unreleased JuJu record

Following on from the work done by Black Fire label, Strut Records is honoring JuJu, an artist who has truly left his mark on different jazz currents. Strut Records offers a real gem. Continuing its […]

Nubiyan Twist features K.O.G. on groove-led track
Nubiyan Twist features K.O.G. on groove‑led track

The year has started with a bang for Nubiyan Twist and the Ghanaian dynamo K.O.G (Kweku of Ghana), who added a dose of brass and dance rhythms to this latest single ahead of the release […]

Electric Jalaba’s telepathic sound on new album
Electric Jalaba’s telepathic sound on new album

On their forthcoming album El Hal / The Feeling, the British six-piece band explores the sensory effects of Gnawa music. “El Hal” in Arabic means “feeling,” more precisely the feeling that comes when you play […]

Nubiyan Twist share “Buckle Up”
Nubiyan Twist share "Buckle Up"

Through this third single, Nick Richards and guest feature Soweto Kinch signal the coming of the long-awaited Freedom Fables on February 5. “Buckle Up,” the third single from the album, brings together the best of […]

Arkestra, Sun Ra’s whirlwind is still here
Arkestra, Sun Ra's whirlwind is still here

The orchestra founded by Sun Ra is releasing a new album, Swirling, which perpetuates the brilliant creativity of the free Pharaoh. Patriarch Marshall Allen and his friend Knoel Scott share this vibrant and persistent legacy with PAM.

Alostmen show resourcefulness in “Kologo” music video
Alostmen show resourcefulness in "Kologo" music video

In the video for their first single “Kologo,” extracted from a forthcoming eponymous album, Alostmen apply resourcefulness and virtuosity to the traditional Ghanaian lute. Inspired by rap, reggae and traditional Malian instruments, the Ghanaian group […]

Nubiyan Twist revisits History in “Tittle Tattle” music video
Nubiyan Twist revisits History in "Tittle Tattle" music video

The new vengeful and farcical video “Tittle Tattle” provides a baroque sample of their third album Freedom Fables scheduled for next February. The young English collective from Leeds is shaking up the codes of contemporary […]

Sun Ra Arkestra announce first studio album in 20 years
Sun Ra Arkestra announce first studio album in 20 years

This October, Sun Ra Arkestra are releasing their first new studio album in over 20 years on Strut Records. Led by 96-year-old saxophonist Marshall Allen – longtime leader of the orchestra – the cosmic jazz prophets have […]