Tresor’s Nostalgia is definitely up there with some of the very well written and composed bodies of music reviewed on this website. The project is a testament to the diversity of the contemporary African sound as it offers an alternative joy to the pulsating and algorithmic “afrobeat” sound. Much like Pierre Kwenders, Chino Amobi and Beatenberg, Tresor via Nostalgia expands the scope of what our lives as Africans can sound like. Indeed, this is made possible by grounding the album in the music of his childhood drawing of the intrinsic rhythms and melodies that are enveloped in his memories of the past, made fresh by the voice of the present.
Album Review: Maleek Berry – First Daze of Winter EP
Nigerian singer and songwriter Maleek Berry has started 2018 with his best foot forward by following up his success from … More
Follow Pierre Kwenders on his Pan-African voyage on new album, Makanda
MAKANDA at The End of Space, the Beginning of Time is an 11 track sonic odyssey fabricated with cosmic sounds forged from a special brew of traditional Congolese rumba to modern funk and jazz and soul that mesmerizes you with bliss from the first clap to the last spin of the record
Album Review: Wanlov The Kubolor Shows Mastery of Satire on New Album, Orange Card
On the album, Wanlov an avid social commentator, flexes his mastery of satire like never before, as he characterises the social condition of Ghana and Africa as a whole
Album Review: Pop Makossa Takes You Back To Cameroon’s Famous Disco Craze
What did Cameroon sound like in the 70s and 80s? What sound gleamed dancehalls and bounced of the shimmering shirts … More
2017 DANDANO Music Recommendations
African music released in 2017 that you should pay attention to now ranging from afro-latin and north-african fusion to afro-beats afro-pop.
Revisiting Bubblegum Pop from South Africa with Umoja
Contemporary South Africa music tends to be driven by electronic music, especially post apartheid music like Kwaito. Musicians in … More