OUMOU SANGARE

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«One of the great queens of malian music» – ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
«An object lesson in how to update the West African Sound» – FINANCIAL TIMES
«Mogoya se situe parmi les grands […]

BALOJI

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«One of the most exiting talents to emerge… A superbly nuanced blend of traditional congolese sounds, funk and reggae» THE TELEGRAPH
«Congo’s rising star» BBC

Baloji in lingua Swahili significa “stregone”. Nasce […]

AKUA NARU

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«A sprawling discourse in black music and history, reclaiming rock’n’roll, mutating the blues and keeping soul so close to heart it’s almost and afterthought» OKPLAYER

Originaria di New Haven, Connecticut (USA), […]

CHASSOL

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«Nelle note di Chassol, Miles Davis e Debussy incontrano Youtube» REPUBBLICA

Già direttore musicale per icone electro-pop come Sebastian Tellier e Phoenix, nonché consulente per Frank Ocean, Christophe Chassol è stato […]

LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD

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«Seminal in altering the musical landscape with their personal, powerful femininity, forging a new path for a whole musical genre» STRANGE SOUNDS FROM BEYOND
«Fra ritmi avvolgenti e canti tribali veniamo trascinati […]

TSHEGUE

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«This Afropunk Singer Should Be Very, Very Famous» VICE USA/UK
«Groupe parisien tirant ses racines dans la musique africaine, le rock des origines et l’électro» LIBERATION

Faty Sy Savanet is the lead […]

AMMAR 808

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«Gnawa, Targ and Raï histories electronically reinvented with Youssef’s TR-808» THE WIRE 
«A visual arts show contributed to by designers, actors and artists, reaffirming the liveness of the largely electronic performance» […]

ALSARAH & THE NUBATONES

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«Un disque tout de noblesse, à la fois pop et ancré dans un imaginaire immémorial, pointant un enjeu crucial de notre temps à travers une musique de nerfs et de […]

OKZHARP & MANTHE RIBANE (Hyperdub)

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«The Most Badass Performance We’ve Seen This Year» OKAYAFRICA
«Musician, performer, and designer – Manthe Ribane uses her body, her voice, and any other material available to her to create works […]

TAL NATIONAL

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«Guitar licks, hopscotching bass lines, cymbal offbeats and talking drums all land with microscopic precision and can reconfigure in an instant» THE NEW YORK TIMES
«Delirious afro guitar works… fans of […]

KING AYISOBA

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«The music of King Ayisoba is not mainstream music. It is part of the fringe of committed African music and haunting» SONGLINES

Nativo del nord-est del Ghana, King Ayisoba comincia […]

MELISSA LAVEAUX

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«The most exciting music of 2018» BBC
«…Radyo Siwèl, a lilting, burnished, joyful collection that combines Haitian komba guitar with calypso and soca…» THE GUARDIAN
Album review MOJO MAGAZINE ★ ★ […]

BOUBACAR TRAORE

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«The original Malian bluesman» ALLMUSIC.COM

Boubacar Traore, più spesso conosciuto con il soprannome di ‘Kar Kar’, a 75 anni è l’ultimo degli originali bluesman maliani. Musicista autodidatta, ha cominciato a comporre […]

IBAAKU

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«Ibaaku, le sénégalais qui ramène l’afro-futurisme sur le dancefloor, grâce à sa musique afro-psychédélique vertigineuse, marquée par un mysticisme hyper-galactique» LES INROCKS
«A prime example of Afrofuturism as it stands today: […]

AERO MANYELO

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«House music is everywhere in South Africa but this seasoned producer is pushing the sound somewhere new» THE FADER

Born in Limpopo in 1987, and growing up in the Johannesburg township […]

ARIWO

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«A soundscape that was paralyzing and moving all at once» PITCHFORK
«Formidably integrated. A sonic terra incognita» THE WIRE

Ariwo è un quartetto cubano/iraniano, focalizzato sull’incontro tra la musica elettronica e quella […]

ORCHESTRE POLY-RYTHMO de COTONOU

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«The ’60s hitmakers Orchestre Poly-Rythmo lead the revival of Afrobeat» TIME

«Angular melodies, punchy horn lines, psychedelic guitar, an injenction of funk and insistent, powerful percussion-beaten out on […]

OY

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«A thoughtful and elegant synthesis of electronica, hip hop and pop» MOJO
«Eccentric, nomadic and colour-saturated music» LES INROCKUPTIBLES
«Una delle creature musicali più fresche e intriganti del momento» IL MANIFESTO

Effervescente, imprevedibile, […]

Mark Ernestus’ NDAGGA

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«A rootsier counterpart to Shangaan’s frenetic percussive play, augmented by Ernestus’ dubby touches and studio jiggery-pokery.» FACT MAGAZINE

Attenzione. Questa non è musica africana addomesticata per il mercato dei cuori buoni. Questa è […]

Gqom Oh! Showcase

“Like being suspended over the gravitational field of a black hole, and lovin’ it” – Kode 9
“Massive, dramatic tracks!! Most of these are giving me goosebumps! A really strong presentation […]

BLK JKS

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«BLK JKS fuse the electro-funk experimentalism of TV on the Radio with the Afro-pop guitars of Vampire Weekend, and drop in hints of jazz, ethnic African music, and the prog-rock […]

MELT YOURSELF DOWN

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«An almighty eruption of creativity» 4* THE GUARDIAN
«Frenzied apocalypse anthems by multi-cultural jazz-punker» 8/10 UNCUT
«Danceable, and wild» THE QUIETUS
«Afrobeat, punk-funk and hip hop meld in Pete (Polar Bear) Wareham’s LP. Muezzin duels with fellow tenorist […]

nan KOLÈ

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For Kolè, it was the genre’s unique balance of percolating beats and dark synths permeating them; a sense of the uncanny on the dancefloor. “I always feel a weird, powerful […]

CLASSICA ORCHESTRA AFROBEAT

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«Un autentico colpo di genio, 11-piece ensemble perfettamente in bilico tra forma barocca e groove afrobeat» BLOW UP

“SHRINE ON YOU. Fela goes classical” è un sentito omaggio a Fela Anikulapo […]

ELECTRIC JALABA

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«I’m loving it! We should get them to the studio» GILLES PETERSON
«I love the African feel they have adapted and made their own to great success, carrying off a very […]

MR. RAOUL K

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Mr Raoul K hails from Agboville, Ivory Coast, West Africa. In 1992, he left Africa and moved to Hamburg, Northern Germany. While in Hamburg, he got seriously involved with the aesthetic […]

VAUDOU GAME

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«Pure African funk… The second album by Peter Solo’s Lyon-based outfit is dancefloor dynamite!» MOJO

Fulminante mix tra tradizioni voodoo e il suono afro-funk degli anni ’70, Vaudou Game è un ensemble […]

JOHN WIZARDS

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«The year’s most magical album» THE GUARDIAN 2013

Pop music elettronica di matrice low-fi, respiro sognante e cromatura vivida, John Wizards deve la sua originalità alla felice mutazione genetica operata sul […]