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  • interview August 8, 2016

    Washington DC Label 1432 R Brings Ethiopiyawi Music to Light

    Mixing chopped samples of Ethiopian traditional instrumentation with churning synths and skittering electronic beats, the Ethiopiyawi genre grounds itself in the sonic contradiction of old and new. If you haven’t heard of Ethiopiyawi yet, don’t worry; pioneered by Addis Ababa-based … Read more »

  • review September 11, 2015

    Change

    The title Change might seem all too earnest, but the new album by N’Faly Kouyate (available for purchase on iTunes from NAMUN Records) is so refreshingly heartfelt that it should win over even the most jaded of listeners. Born to … Read more »

  • review September 11, 2015

    Resistance

    The Souljazz Orchestra plays neither soul or jazz, strictly speaking, and doesn’t have any of the strings you might associate with an orchestra. On the contrary, they’re a tropical band from the Canadian cities Ottawa and Gatineau, whose latest album is … Read more »

  • blog September 8, 2014

    “My Body”: Kat Kai Brings Rain to the Dancefloor

    “Pula, pula, na, na, ke tla gola leng.” The ethereal club banger “My Body” by Kat Kai Kol-Kes and her band Chasing Jakyb is an ode to the physical meeting of human body and rain. Kat is from Botswana, a … Read more »

  • blog April 11, 2014

    Featured Artists: Afropop Live! NYC, Musical Metropolis

    To give you a closer look at the musicians who played such fantastic live performances in Afropop Live!, we bring you more information and videos about our featured artists. Check it out! Yasmine Hamdan Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan has crafted … Read more »

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