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  • review December 13, 2016

    Our Truth

    “Yeah, 2016, the year of indigenous rock sound.” Thus begins the 17-minute “Asazani,” the second track on Our Truth, a mesmerizing, passionate, and genre-defying album from South African seven-piece group Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC). Their sound is rooted in … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 1, 2016

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand, and Brazilian real as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

  • blog November 23, 2016

    Dreaming Zenzile: A Modern Opera by Somi

    News outlets like Okayafrica and Deadline have reported that a new biopic on the dynamic life of the late South African singer Miriam Makeba is in the works. Details regarding the title of the film or the release date are … Read more »

  • blog November 15, 2016

    Blitz the Ambassador Returns With “Heaven,” Featuring Tumi

    Masterful Ghanaian rapper Blitz the Ambassador just announced a new album, Diasporadical, and dropped a blazing hot lead single, “Heaven” via Okayplayer, featuring South African MC Tumi Molekane, former lead singer of Tumi and the Volumes. The beat, by Brooklyn-based producer Chris … Read more »

  • blog November 12, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Joy in Jozi

    Within 24 hours of landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, I was deep into the largest record collection I have ever witnessed. Collectors Treasury is an eight-story warehouse located on the fringe of the overpass that marks the gates to the … Read more »

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