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  • blog May 25, 2017

    From Freetown to the World: Producer Chief Boima and the Kondi Band

    The Kondi Band is a multigenerational, cross-cultural collaboration that started with a bootleg remix. Five years ago, a young DJ/producer, Chief Boima (Dutty Artz/INTL BLK), saw a video on YouTube by an elderly, blind Sierra Leonean musician, Sorie Kondi, entitled … Read more »

  • blog May 25, 2017

    Featured Artists: Summer 2017 Preview Show

    Summer is just around the corner and that means your best chance to see exciting live music outdoors at free festivals. We’re looking forward to the African and diaspora artists making appearances in the U.S. this summer. See below for … Read more »

  • blog May 19, 2017

    Combo Chimbita Previews New Album With “Amparamé”

    The new single, “Ampárame,” from power-quartet Combo Chimbita is just the soundtrack we need to sweat out a New York City heat wave. Abya Yala by Combo Chimbita“Ampárame,” which translates as “Protect Me,” is the lead single from Combo Chimbita’s forthcoming … Read more »

  • review May 18, 2017

    Runnin’ For the Ghost

    With 11 upbeat jams, Big Mean Sound Machine has delivered an energetic but never obtrusive summer soundtrack. The 10-piece Ithaca, NY-based band’s fourth record, Runnin’ For the Ghost, flirts with genres ranging from soul to funk to Afrobeat to Ethiopian … Read more »

  • review May 17, 2017

    Build Music

    Janka Nabay’s first international release, En Yay Sah, came out on Luaka Bop in 2012. It was a revelation of the power of Janka’s simple, trance-inducing music to connect with U.S. and European audiences who had no context for traditional … Read more »

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