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  • May 24, 2016

    Mezcla

    Mezcla is an unruly album both by design and default, and that is just as it should be. After several years and four albums, New York-based M.A.K.U. Soundsystem decided to record live in the studio in order to capture the … Read more »

  • May 24, 2016

    Space Echo: The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed

    For a nation with a population barely larger than that of Staten Island, the quantity and quality of music that comes out of the archipelago of Cape Verde is astounding. With the late, great Cesaria Evora as its internationally revered … Read more »

  • May 20, 2016

    Novíssima Música Brasileira

    Apart from the United States, the only other country in the Western Hemisphere that listens to more of its own homegrown music than imported international music is Brazil. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that, with over … Read more »

  • May 12, 2016

    Wiyaala

    In case the cover art doesn’t tip you off, Noella Wiyaala is sometimes referred to as the “Young Lioness of Africa.” The nickname refers to her activism—working to abolish child marriage and campaigning for women’s right to education—but by the … Read more »

  • April 21, 2016

    Odze Odze

    Here’s one for you to pull out whenever you need to inject a little bit of sunshine into your day. The Jagger Botchway Group’s recently released album Odze Odze drenches highlife, traditional Ghanaian rhythms, and Afro-funk in the bright, shiny, … Read more »

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