Wednesday, November 5 2014
As Tony Allen and Afrobeat continue to influence the music world at large, the master drummer lets the music world at large continue to influence him.
Friday, October 10 2014
A razor-sharp group of six instrumentalists founded by a Californian who plays djeli n'goni and guitar.
Monday, October 6 2014
The Saharan band Tinariwen have been going strong since coming to international acclaim in the late ‘90s, playing the largest music festivals in the world and receiving a Grammy in 2012 for the album Tassili.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
Pioneers of West African trance-rock release their best album in years.
Thursday, February 6 2014
While Sub-Saharan Africa is not the first place associated with cutting edge innovation, its people have a long history of adapting, adopting, and re-imagining ideas from abroad.
Wednesday, August 7 2013
Sixty-somethingth album from Zimbabwe legend feels a bit watery.
Sunday, August 4 2013
M.G. Vassanji’s style is neither stream of conscious nor a collection of terse and pithy statements; rather this book is more like a well-woven collection of narratives that are all connected through one person.
Monday, August 29 2011
The boundary for this compilation is huge, and surrounds all of Africa, a continent with more guitarists and guitar styles than anyone can easily count.
Wednesday, July 13 2011
Life, Above All director Oliver Schmitz brings the best-selling novel Chanda's Secret to the big screen with a dazzling cast of African actresses. Schmitz chats with Nik Ruckert about the making of this universal South African tone poem about tolerance.
Thursday, June 16 2011
Electrified Western Saharan jam band plays weddings, warps time.