Category Archives: African soul
Vinyl / Analog Africa: African Scream Contest Vol​.​2 – Benin 1963​-​1980

The first volume of African Scream Contest (released 10 years ago to the day of this one) was one of…

On Wax / The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso from Mr Bongo Records

17 November sees a new compilation drop on Mr Bongo, The Original Sound of Burkina Faso. It follows the very…

New music / Orchestre Les Mangelepa: Last Band Standing

                One of the all time great African big bands, Orchestre les Mangelepa,…

New music / Gili Yalo: Selam

  Based in Tel Aviv but making music with Ethiopian styles at its heart, Gili Yalo is ready to release…

On Wax / Msafiri Zawose: Uhamiaji – Tanzanian gogo on Soundway Records

ORDER LINKS Release: 1 September 2017 Msafiri Zawose hails from the Wagogo people, a nomadic tribe famed for their musicality from…

Groovement Interview / AGBEKO: Manc Afro psych-funk

AGBEKO’s manic, 11-person live shows are fuelled by seventies African jazz and funk. Since forming in 2015, they’ve blown up…

On Wax: Blay Ambolley / Ketan

Ketan by Blay Ambolley Blay Ambolley and his Sekondi Highlife Band have been hailed as the creators of highlife/Afro/jazz-dance music….

Oumou Sangaré / Yere Faga ft. Tony Allen + remixes from Flako and more

Oumou Sangaré is dropping her first new album in 8 years on 19 May, and has shared the video above…

Premiere + On Wax // Ostinato Records Presents: Tanbou Toujou Lou – Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz , & Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960 – 1981

  Os·ti·na·to A continually repeated musical phrase or rhythm. The most distinctive – and hypnotic – feature of African and…

Fresh: Vula Viel – Good Is Good

Bex Burch spent three years living, farming and studying in the village of Guo in Upper West Ghana – Vula…