Born in Lagos in 1940, legendary drummer and Afrobeat co-founder Tony Allen has died at the age of 79 in Paris.
Allen was a self-taught drummer, and started to play when he ..
British-Guyanese singer Sabiyha releases a live session version of her debut single Choorile. Captured in her Croydon neighbourhood at the start of the year, the performance seiz..
In the opening scene of Sondela Forever, it is hard to catch the walking man in the wide frame. Once-green grass, now the colour of hay although it is still growing, stretches ou..
“I’m a DJ, I have to educate people, I have to entertain them” says Ishmael Abbey, aka DJ Katapila, in the opening scenes of this short documentary we came across a while ago abo..
The multi-disciplinary artist Desire Marea, best known as one half of the South African queer performance art duo FAKA, has just released his solo self-titled debut album, Desire..
Gender inequality in the music scene has been a hot topic for quite some time. With some progress being made in recent years in the Eurocentric narratives, the need to find new p..
If all we had was the written word, the ephemeral mysticism of rituals would be completely lost on us. We would run out adjectives faster than the performers of a ritual — in the..
One of Ivory Coast’s finest rising rappers is 22 years of age, has a fresh new EP out and didn’t exactly dream of becoming a rapper growing up. In fact, her sights were set entir..
‘Good things take time’ is in many ways a (re)tired cliché, time being the one thing that nobody seems to have—or make—these days. This is why a new tape from Johannesburg-based ..
The label ‘alternative indie’ does not do any justice to the captivating sound of incredible duo that has been slowly getting out of their cocoon to take their magical musical al..