Gilles Peterson announced on his show this morning that he was going to do a special show to celebrate Ninja Tunes’ 20th Birthday “as one of the most consistant labels” but there’s lots more than that going on!
We love both previous editions of Next Stop…Soweto as both are totally brilliant and so different whilst the third in the series is just as good, if not the best of the lot!
South African vocalist Miriam Mekeba was known as “Mama Afrika” and this beautiful double CD of her best work is a fitting celebration of life in music.
Miriam was one of the 20th Century’s most extraordinary women. A musical giant, a campaigner and someone whose life was inextricably linked to the fight against Apartheid and for the civil rights movement and African liberation
There’s more than one way to broaden the boundaries of hip hop from the meaningless booty shakin’ vids on cable TV and the duo known as Pete Philly & Perquisite are on a mission to bring the “analog sound back in times of plastic”
Baaba Maal is Africa’s most important musician. He is unmatched in the most traditional or in the hippest of projects. He’s as highly regarded at home as he is abroad and he’s a tireless spokesperson for ordinary Africans. He gave Fly one of the few interviews he did during his recent visit to London
Following Jamelia, Bob Geldof, Frititi and the head of Oxfam, the man Bob Geldof calls the ‘President of the World’ gave a call to arms for the world to end poverty.