Posts Tagged 'African Music'


UMOJA @ Peacock Theatre

UMOJA is a pulsating musical celebration of South African song and dance, which is set to light up the West End in 2012. The show has previously enjoyed two popular runs in the West End and has been seen by

Owiny Sigoma Band

The self-titled album Owiny Sigoma Band presents an eclectic soundscape of musical delights- reflecting a compelling collaboration between London-based and Kenyan musicians.

Nigeria 70 Sweet Times

The long-awaited third compilation from the pioneering Nigeria 70 collective has finally arrived. The exclusive Sweet Times: Afro Funk, Highlife and Juju from 1970s Lagos features a carefully hand-picked collection of tunes by series curator Duncan Brooker.


Africa Oye is the largest African music festival in the UK

Africa Oyé is the UK’s largest celebration of African music and culture and takes place annually in Liverpool. Over two days in June it will be host to a fine selection of African artists from Mali, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Angola,

Radio Babel — Watcha Clan

No one could accuse musical outfit Watcha Clan and their new album Radio Babel of lacking cultural awareness. The Marseille-based band pride themselves on their magnitude of musical influences, ranging from the indigenous music of Morocco, Algeria, the Balkans, Turkey

Ebo Taylor — Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980

Following a stunning collaboration with Berlin-based Afrobeat Academy, Ghanaian highlife legend Ebo Taylor releases Life Stories, a definitive compilation of his 1970s recordings.

80s World Music Classics: When The World Was Young

Selected by a panel of DJs, journalists and promoters who catapulted world music into what it is today, this rich compilation of seminal world classics presents “world music” in its infancy stage. One of those advocates was the late Charlie

Buraka Som Sistema makes XOYO bounce

In town to record their next album, Buraka Som Sistema dropped in at XOYO in February to lay down another intense performance in East London.

The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria

The World Ends is a fine start for those who want good music for the ears, and the feet. The release comes fresh from Soundway and bears vibrant tracks, evidently carrying influences from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown

Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves

The end of the noughties turned out to be something of a golden age for rare African and Latin American music, with labels like Soundway and Far Out travelling the globe to unearth a host of long-forgotten gems.