1958 is not a project I would miss if you are interested in contemporary African music. Blick Bassy presents a heavy magnifying glass that appears weightless at the first glance, however it does offer a terrific exposition of his master of music which indeed is all a backdrop for his sombering reflections on the history and condition of his home.
As the African contemporary sound continues to grow and change, it is also important to be reminded of the brilliance that brought us to where we are, and celebrate that excellence. Albums like History are bespoke for this purposes, filling you will the satisfaction of nostalgia yet guiding you into the future.
It is hard to argue against the fact that Salif Keita’s voice is one of the most recognizable African voices … More
Wiyaala’s eponymous debut album was a gust of fresh air that shook up the age old echo chambers in Ghanaian … More
Overall Sabolai Radio 2019 was a much need gust of fresh air in the scene that latches onto sameness in sound. With a diverse and engage set of artist, Accra dot alt was able to remind us of the psychedelic spectrum of sonic energy that float through this country.
Kwaw Ansah’s seminal film, Heritage Africa, is three decades old this year. eight years before the making of Heritage Africa, … More
Beyond nostalgia, Africa Film Society is brewing a vibrant community of film enthusiasts at an intriguing period in African cinematic history
For Kae Sun, this record is an expansion of his empathetic outlook on the conditions of a black man through music. It’s a very causal yet highly reflective look at his own experiences within a collective condition of struggle and oppression, joy and love. On Whoever Comes Knocking, with his identity as the center, Kae Sun invites clarity to his perspective by stirring up his sonic influences.
Ethio-jazz legend, Hailu Mergia is making a resounding statement on his first studio album in 15 years, “Lala Belu”.
Nigerian singer and songwriter Maleek Berry has started 2018 with his best foot forward by following up his success from … More