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Tientalaw: Zani Diabaté & Les Héritiers

It was recorded at the famous Studio Bogolon in the Malian capital Bamako, produced by Mady Traoré and with executive producer Ibrahima Sylla heading operations. …

BWA Beats

But this sound is not just a replica of Kuti’s world-famous musical heritage. It incorporates instrumental influences that Kuti never experimented with, such as the …

Chili Houritki

But it has been no easy journey for Mounira to carve out a career on the international music scene. While her peers living in Paris, …

Bonga: Hora Kota

Born José Adelino Barceló de Carvalho in Kipri, an outlying suburb of Luanda in Portuguese-ruled Angola in 1943, to an Angolan father and Congolese mother, …

Amira Kheir: View From Somewhere

Amira Kheir is what is known in the music industry as a ‘grower’. Her long, steady ascent towards international recognition has not seen any huge …

Sory Kandia Kouyate: Le Voix De La Revolution

Continuing their remarkable service to African music, Sterns have released another ‘power pack’ of legendary recordings, this time from the much-loved Guinean singer Sory Kandia …

Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane: Thiossane

Ablaye Thiossane is, furthermore, a world-renowned contemporary artist. The name ‘Thiossane’ actually means ‘ancestry’ and ‘tradition’ in Wolof, and appropriately suggests his life’s work. A …

Tcheka: Dor De Mar

As well as the barefoot diva, Césaria Évora, a plethora of younger Lisbon-born Cape Verdeans – for example Sara Tavares, Lura and Carmen Souza – …