KOKOKO!

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«Euphoric debut album by Kinshasa collective who use home-made instruments to add street-party energy and punk attitude to their hybrid sound» THE GUARDIAN

Kokoko! è un collettivo nato a Kinshasa, capitale della […]

SHINGAI

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«Ancient Futures is a sonic odyssey that serves as the culmination of a musical journey… A London-raised Bantu child, with nothing more to prove to the white establishment who box in […]

CHASSOL

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«Nelle note di Chassol, Miles Davis e Debussy incontrano Youtube» REPUBBLICA

Chassol è un compositore con un background atipico e metodi di composizione altrettanto unici. Combinando film-documentario e composizione musicale, cattura […]

SUDAN ARCHIVES

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«Genre-defying violinist levels up as a songwriter on an EP of experimental pop and R&B. It explodes conventional musical logic with disarming ease» PITCHFORK

Violinista e cantante, Sudan Archives scrive, suona […]

NIHILOXICA

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«Electronic percussive explorations which has become a reference point for the current African avant-garde» NOISEY

Spooky-J e pq sono due giovani producer inglesi illuminati sulla via di Kampala. La musica ugandese spesso […]

LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD

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«Seminal in altering the musical landscape with their personal, powerful femininity, forging a new path for a whole musical genre» STRANGE SOUNDS FROM BEYOND
«Fra ritmi avvolgenti e canti tribali veniamo trascinati […]

AKUA NARU

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«A sprawling discourse in black music and history, reclaiming rock’n’roll, mutating the blues and keeping soul so close to heart it’s almost and afterthought» OKPLAYER

Originaria di New Haven, Connecticut (USA), […]

AMMAR 808

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«Gnawa, Targ and Raï histories electronically reinvented with Youssef’s TR-808» THE WIRE
«A visual arts show contributed to by designers, actors and artists, reaffirming the liveness of the largely electronic performance» […]

MAYRA ANDRADE

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«Un métissage réussi pour ces morceaux qui flirtent avec les sons contemporains de l’Afrique» LES INROCKS

Mayra Andrade porta colori radiosi da ballare: ritmi di seta, melodie retrò, un canto delicatamente speziato; come se l’Europa […]

KEL ASSOUF

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«Kel Assouf are the electronic version of Tuareg “guitar” bands. Ben Youssef’s love of club beats and sonic playfulness is set in dialogue with the sturdy rock classicism of […]

ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES

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«Un disque tout de noblesse, à la fois pop et ancré dans un imaginaire immémorial, pointant un enjeu crucial de notre temps à travers une musique de nerfs et de […]

VAUDOU GAME

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«Pure African funk… The second album by Peter Solo’s Lyon-based outfit is dancefloor dynamite!» MOJO

Fulminante mix tra tradizioni voodoo e il suono afro-funk degli anni ’70, Vaudou Game è un ensemble […]

AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS

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«De Marcos and the Afrocubans are masters of dynamics… an intoxicating blend of Cuban music, funk, soul and jazz that either strove to sweetly seduce or demand that feet were […]

IBAAKU

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«Ibaaku, le sénégalais qui ramène l’afro-futurisme sur le dancefloor, grâce à sa musique afro-psychédélique vertigineuse, marquée par un mysticisme hyper-galactique» LES INROCKS
«A prime example of Afrofuturism as it stands today: […]

SADE FARIDA MANGIARACINA

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«Otto pillole di saggezza musicale dedicate ad altrettante donne che sottolineano la maturità raggiunta dalla giovane pianista di Castelvetrano, il suo talento jazzistico e le sue radici mediterranee» MUSICA JAZZ

La […]

CHOUK BWA

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«Densely polyrhythmic music, crafted to summon voodoo spirits, mesmerises the audience… An overwhelming experience» SONGLINES

«Reinterpreting the Voodoo tradition enriching the rhythms with modular synths and organic electronic sounds» RHYTHM PASSPORT

Chouk Bwa è […]

OKZHARP & MANTHE RIBANE (Hyperdub)

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«The Most Badass Performance We’ve Seen This Year» OKAYAFRICA
«Musician, performer, and designer – Manthe Ribane uses her body, her voice, and any other material available to her to create works […]

OY

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«A thoughtful and elegant synthesis of electronica, hip hop and pop» MOJO
«Eccentric, nomadic and colour-saturated music» LES INROCKUPTIBLES
«Una delle creature musicali più fresche e intriganti del momento» IL MANIFESTO

Effervescente, imprevedibile, […]

KING AYISOBA

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«The music of King Ayisoba is not mainstream music. It is part of the fringe of committed African music and haunting» SONGLINES

Nativo del nord-est del Ghana, King Ayisoba comincia […]

MELISSA LAVEAUX

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«The most exciting music of 2018» BBC
«…Radyo Siwèl, a lilting, burnished, joyful collection that combines Haitian komba guitar with calypso and soca…» THE GUARDIAN
Album review MOJO MAGAZINE ★ ★ […]

BOUBACAR TRAORE

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«The original Malian bluesman» ALLMUSIC.COM

Boubacar Traore, più spesso conosciuto con il soprannome di ‘Kar Kar’, a 75 anni è l’ultimo degli originali bluesman maliani. Musicista autodidatta, ha cominciato a comporre […]

TAL NATIONAL

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«Guitar licks, hopscotching bass lines, cymbal offbeats and talking drums all land with microscopic precision and can reconfigure in an instant» THE NEW YORK TIMES
«Delirious afro guitar works… fans of […]

Gqom Oh! Showcase

“Like being suspended over the gravitational field of a black hole, and lovin’ it” – Kode 9
“Massive, dramatic tracks!! Most of these are giving me goosebumps! A really strong presentation […]

BLK JKS

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«BLK JKS fuse the electro-funk experimentalism of TV on the Radio with the Afro-pop guitars of Vampire Weekend, and drop in hints of jazz, ethnic African music, and the prog-rock […]

MELT YOURSELF DOWN

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«An almighty eruption of creativity» 4* THE GUARDIAN
«Frenzied apocalypse anthems by multi-cultural jazz-punker» 8/10 UNCUT
«Danceable, and wild» THE QUIETUS
«Afrobeat, punk-funk and hip hop meld in Pete (Polar Bear) Wareham’s LP. Muezzin duels with fellow tenorist […]

nan KOLÈ

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For Kolè, it was the genre’s unique balance of percolating beats and dark synths permeating them; a sense of the uncanny on the dancefloor. “I always feel a weird, powerful […]

CLASSICA ORCHESTRA AFROBEAT

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«Un autentico colpo di genio, 11-piece ensemble perfettamente in bilico tra forma barocca e groove afrobeat» BLOW UP

“SHRINE ON YOU. Fela goes classical” è un sentito omaggio a Fela Anikulapo […]