Before Zero, her last piece of work, combined cultures and sounds, from the Gorée Islands in Senegal to the “blue” notes of the great Nina Simone. With her debut album, Darkness ..
Yet again, award season is upon us with the Grammys slated for early February. As usual, the anticipation is high for the nominated artists, and the rumour mills—by fans and for ..
When Lush Life, the debut album of the Canadian duo Bonjay, came out last spring, I fell in love with it straightaway. I was captured by the sound research that, drawing from cur..
2018 was a rollercoaster year in all kinds of ways. As far as music was concerned, 2018 was undeniably a year of bounty. There were plenty of amazing releases from established an..
The history, art and culture of Asian countries have always fascinated and intrigued the rest of the world. Now like never before, the socio-cultural, economic and technological ..
Lagos has always been a buzzing urban hub whose cultural output has reshaped Nigeria’s artistic and cultural aesthetics. If it is crucial to sing the praise of the outstanding ta..
The release of Deena Abdelwahed’s higly-anticipated debut album, Khonnar, via the french label Infiné is only a few days way. After paving her way into the high ranks of the euro..
21st September 2018. Summer is officially over. What better way to numb the pain than dig into the brightest corners of the European underground music scene?
Among the many ge..
Afrofuturism and afrofuturist music have been around for decades, but it’s easy to say they officially became a thing in the 21st century. If the legendary Sun Ra paved the way i..
Two women, two underground icons, two generations, a unique approach to making music, building scenarios and transporting the audience. This is the asset that created one of the ..