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  • interview September 12, 2017

    Mind the Band: Tony Allen

    “Mind the Band” is a new series consisting of interviews conducted and transcribed by Nenim Iwebuke. Nenim is a Nigerian-born, New York-based DJ who brought this series to life through his many encounters with underground and mainstream musicians performing at … Read more »

  • review September 7, 2017

    What Goes Up

    Afrobeat has a much-traveled history. With all the shuttling of ingredients across the pond between Africa and the United States, it could have earned enough frequent flyer miles to go many times around the world–first class. Which in many ways … Read more »

  • blog July 11, 2017

    Field Report: 2017 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

    Feature photo above: A-WA by David Kaufman The 38th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal took place in the historic Quebec city from June 28 to July 7, with 10 official indoor venues and six free outdoor … Read more »

  • blog March 31, 2017

    “Yere Faga:” A Fierce New Video by Oumou Sangaré with Tony Allen

    A young woman grits her teeth, body standing tall as if in defiance, face contorted with pain, dripping in sweat, on the edge of a roof looking out on a city landscape. A chorus of voices open the video, and … Read more »

  • blog February 9, 2017

    Listen: Oumou Sangaré Featuring Tony Allen–“Yere Faga”

    Two of the continent’s living musical legends have joined forces. In anticipation for her forthcoming album, Oumou Sangaré, the legendary Malian singer, has released a track featuring Tony Allen, the percussion pioneer behind Fela Kuti’s famous Afrobeat. The song is … Read more »

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