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  • August 17, 2017

    Blick Bassy Charts His Own Course

    Blick Bassy is a Cameroonian singer and multi-instrumentalist, living in France and creating highly original African music. These days, he is touring with a trio, playing banjo and singing, backed by cello and trombone. The ensemble is featuring songs from … Read more »

  • August 15, 2017

    Tcheka: Cape Verdean Maestro Goes Solo

    Tcheka (born Manuel Lopes Andrade) is a Cape Verdean original, a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has mastered the traditional idioms of his musically rich island nation, and channeled them into an expressive style all his own. He has recorded and toured with … Read more »

  • August 5, 2017

    Sidi Wacho: Soundtrack of A Revolution

    For 10 years, the Algerian-French rapper known as Saïdou was a member of the group Le Ministère des Affaires Populaires (the Ministry of Popular Affairs) or simply, MAP. A hip-hop group based in Lille, in the north of France, they … Read more »

  • August 1, 2017

    Samir Langus on Morocco’s Musical Landscape

    During our recent visit to the 23rd annual World Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco, we saw a dazzling variety of music from across Morocco’s musical landscape. We saw young Moroccans cheering to both pop musicians and Sufi dhikr and Gnawa musicians … Read more »

  • July 26, 2017

    Delgres: Pascal Danaë’s Journey to the Afro-Caribbean-Louisiana Connection

    One of the stand-out performances at this year’s Nuits d’Afrique Festival in Montreal was the Paris-based trio Delgres. The group was conceived and is led by guitarist Pascal Danaë, with Rafgee on sousaphone, and Baptiste Brondy on drums and backing … Read more »

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