January 5, 2014
Oy - “No Problem Saloon” (Ghana)
“It isn’t trouble who is seeking human being. It is human being who is seeking trouble.”
Oy and her masked co-conspirator Lleluja-Ha (Photo credit: Zoë Noble ) It’s not every album where...
December 12, 2013
The Brother Moves On
5 reasons you should listen to “A New Myth” by one of the most exciting live acts in South Africa
The Brother Moves On at the Amphitheatre, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa “Before we continue I want...
November 27, 2013
Sauti Sol - "Utapenda"
New Sauti Sol collabo with Tanzania's finest Rashid aka Hussein Machozi: "Utapenda”
Sauti Sol member Bien-Aime Baraza with Rashid aka Hussein Machozi Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol find out this...
November 5, 2013
Somi - Fallen
A gift for the month of November
Somi Enjoy it while it’s up! East African songbird Somi (Rwandan and Ugandan roots, but now shuttling...
September 30, 2013
Elom 20ce - "Castration Mentale"
"Our leaders behave when they don't use their brains, submitting our countries to the will of western nations, ..."
Elom 20ce The last time we spoke to Togolese emcee Elom 20ce , he'd just released Analgézik , an...
September 26, 2013
Can I kick it? Yes, you can!
The Heroes: A Mozambican Tribute to A Tribe Called Quest
It's gone full circle. The rhythm that would one day form part of Hip hop's DNA landed on America's shores with the...
September 18, 2013
Blitz the Ambassador
Internationally Known ft. Sarkodie (Kriswontwo Remix)
Yet more goodness from the house of Blitz . It's not that other musicians are on leave so that Ghanaian lyricist...
September 18, 2013
Download GospelOnDeBeatz's "Celebrate"
In-demand producer GospelOnDeBeatz drops his first single, and it's juicy!
GospelOnDeBeatz (L) and Burna Boy He's responsible for creating the instrumental for Davido's All of You , but...
September 3, 2013
Why sex workers should be recognised as feminists, and other thought-provoking essays about the hidden city
Few think of slums as places where people have an interest in books, reading or education. Our stereotypes are...
August 20, 2013
The new issue hitting the streets this week
Published by Chimurenga, the Chronic is quarterly pan African gazette that gives voice to all aspects of life on the...
July 31, 2013
Francis Bebey remixed
The electronic music of a Cameroonian musician who was ahead of his time
Francis Bebey in his studio A fascinating and oddly addictive compilation was released last year. It was a...
June 3, 2013
Fofoulah: "Bene Bop"
Debut EP by West African urban groove masters
Vocalist Biram Seck of Fofoulah Senegalese vocals, West African polyrhythms, dub basslines, sci-fi synths, raw...