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  • review June 3, 2016

    A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (The Woman at the End of the World)

    The album opens with Elza Soares singing alone; you hear the rasp at bottom of her voice, you hear the spit at the corners of her mouth, her breathing, the strain in her vocal chords as she reaches for higher notes. … Read more »

  • review February 18, 2016

    RAM 6: Manman m se Ginen

    The new album from Haitian misik rasin group RAM is a lengthy jaunt that crosses and encompasses many moods and styles, but maintains a consistency rooted in vodou rhythms, memorable melodies, and tasteful instrumental accompaniment. The album starts with an aggressive … Read more »

  • review October 29, 2015

    Fatteliku: Live in Athens 1987

    It was the stuff of history when Peter Gabriel invited Youssou N’Dour and Super Etoile de Dakar to open up for him on his 1987 tour, promoting his massively successful album, So, on which N’Dour had performed. Gabriel personally introduced … Read more »

  • blog August 1, 2015

    Two New Ethio-Rock Singles From Jano Band

    Ethio-rock act Jano Band has just dropped two new singles, “Darign” and “Yinegal.” We recently featured Jano Band in our guide to the Addis Ababa music scene, when Obama landed in the Ethiopian capital. Jano Band’s sound is an epic … Read more »

  • blog July 28, 2015

    Afropop Exclusive Mix: Brazilian Underground, Vol. Two

    The first Brazilian Underground mix was one of our favorites in the Afropop Exclusive Mix Series, so we asked Rio-based journalist Marcelo Monteiro of Amplificador (who recently released an excellent new compilation on Far Out Recordings) if he could make us … Read more »

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