WOMAD this year features: Afrocubism , Alpha Blondy, Baaba Maal, Bellowhead, Dub Colossu, Ebo Taylor, Gogol Bordell0, Penguin Café, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Susheela Raman and Taraf de Haidouks Continue reading WOMAD – Charlton Park 28-31 July 2011
After Gilles Peterson’s Interview with Seun Kuti on his Worldwide Show this morning, you’d be right to be excited by the fact that his new album is coming out next week as it’s time to rise up!
Continue reading Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 – From Africa With Fury: Rise
So if you can imagine giving jazz legend a 70th birthday party and got a load of his favourite International music stars to join in on ten of his favourite songs, The Imagine Project would be such a star studded present!
Continue reading Herbie Hancock – The Imagine Project
Sub-titled “Psychedelia Folk, Rock, Electronica & Jazz from the Out There Edges of Brazil” this is so much more than a trip into the mid 60s to 70s as Far Out Recordings bring you a trip of a lifetime.
Continue reading V/A – Far Out Spaced Oddyssey (Vols. 1 & 2)
Still coming to grips with Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 debut album Seahorse And The Storyteller? Now the summer of love 2010 is here, time to give it another go – Peace.
Continue reading Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 – Seahorse And The Storyteller
Why The World Ends?…The latest title from Soundway Records features 32 electrifying and funk laden grooves from the sound of a generation attempting to pick up the pieces after the devastation of the Nigerian civil war.
Continue reading V/A – The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria
With a short tour the month, time to get to grips with La Diff?©rence of the mighty Salif Keita who never disappoints his legion of fans.
Continue reading Salif Keita – La Difference
Picked as Gilles Peterson’s representative for Nigeria in his recent World Cup Soundclash, watch Nneka walk now!
Continue reading Nneka – Walking
Its back! The Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds and Nigerian Blues of 1970-6 that is Nigeria Special; if you really love me, take me to your house and do me how you like (as Fubura Sekibo might say).
Continue reading V/A – Nigeria Special: Volume 2 – The Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds and Nigerian Blues of 1970-6
Wow! Those boys at Soundway are really too good for us folks as here’s the third release in the Panama! series and there’s a hell of a fire down below.
Continue reading V/A Panama! 3 – Calypso Paname, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Topica on the Isthmus 1960-75
Nippon Nik ‘Mukatsuku’ Weston swops continents as he’s sigined up some sons of Afrobeat so we we are plesed to report, The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive & Well!
Continue reading Nik Weston Presents Kaleta & Akoya Afrobeat – The Spirit Of Fela Is Alive & Well!
Yet another essential compilation album that concentrates on the 60s-70s but this time it’s hot out of Panama on the always excellent Soundway label.
Continue reading V/A – Panama! 2 Latin, Funk and Calypso on the Isthmus 1967-77
This album of spiritually-uplifting African reggae is a fitting way to mark Bob Marley’s 64th birthday.
Continue reading V/A – Putumayo Presents African Reggae
A primer of some of the greatest of ’60s and ’70s highlife — the electrifying dance sound of Nigeria and Ghana — in a high quality, very personal selection by long time collector, compiler and DJ John Armstrong
Continue reading V/A – Highlife Time
Not that it’s a battle with brother Femi, but both Fela offspring have albums out that moment and Seun is just tipping it as the one to get.
Continue reading Seun Kuti + Fela’s Egypt 80 – Many Things