Africa Express Shares ‘Terry Riley’s In C Mali’ Film

This week Africa Express released Terry Riley’s In C Mali, the first “African version” of minimalist composer Terry Riley‘s 1964 classic “In C.” This new interpretation of the composition was recorded at the same Bamako Maison des Jeunes youth club that housed the studio for Africa Express’ previous LP. The recording features Bamako artists Adama Koita, Bijou, Cheick Diallo & Modibo Diawara alongside the likes of Damon Albarn, […]

January 28th, 2015|NEWS|

Petite Noir “The King of Anxiety EP”

Yannick Ilunga, a 24-year-old from Cape Town, grew up singing in church, played in a metalcore band where he sounded like this, and then discovered Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak. Now, as Petite Noir, he sings in a deep, sonorous voice and plays an itchy, gently polyrhythmic mix of music that he has cannily packaged in interviews as […]

January 24th, 2015|NEWS|