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  • blog June 14, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Six

    This is the sixth feature in a series we call “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists, and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, hip-hop … Read more »

  • review March 7, 2017

    Melanie

    As the great Congolese composer/singer/bandleader Tabu Ley Rochereau approached his final days in 2012, he summoned the musical director of his band, L’Orchestre Afrisa International, from America to his bedside and made a last request. Modero Mekanisi had played saxophone … Read more »

  • blog January 12, 2017

    Daymé Arocena at the Highline Ballroom

    All photos by Sebastian Bouknight. For a full gallery of photos, scroll to the bottom. Daymé Arocena and her band turned up the temperature at the Highline Ballroom on a frigid Manhattan evening last week. Their first concert of the … Read more »

  • blog September 16, 2015

    ¡Globalquerque! Festival Returns For 11th Year

    The 11th annual ¡Globalquerque! festival takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sept. 25-26. The spectacular lineup this year includes the legendary Malian griot Kassé Mady Diabaté, Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Orlando Julius, Honduran Garifuna singer Aurelio Martinez, Congo-Angolan rumba, soukous and salsa singer Ricardo Lemvo … Read more »

  • blog April 1, 2015

    Sterns Music Reissues Éditions Vévé

    Musician, club owner, producer, talent scout: Verckys (born Georges Mateta Kiamuangana) was a giant of Congolese music, with fingers in all manner of music business pies. Recruited by legendary rumba band leader Franco, he cut his teeth in the ’60s … Read more »

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