Thursday, November 14 2013
In Tony Allen's new autobiography, we get a glimpse into the life and times of the man behind the kit, as well as fascinating insights into the tumultuous rise of Fela Kuti & the Afrika 70 to stardom.
Sunday, August 11 2013
Politics and poverty are in the crosshairs of Femi Kuti, a musician intent on making room for his dream.
Tuesday, September 20 2011
This EP cements and solidifies Lekman’s status as one of the most dependable and vital songwriters at work today.
Tuesday, June 7 2011
Afrobeat star Vieux Farka Touré's latest single is "All The Same", in which American jamband favorite Dave Matthews lends vocals to a haunting Touré melody.
Sunday, June 5 2011
Gloss Drop is the sound of a band forging its own identity and delivering on the promise initially unveiled on its previous album.
Thursday, March 31 2011
Afro-psyche guitar wizard provides the most convincing case yet for the vibrancy of the 1970s Zamrock scene.
Tuesday, February 22 2011
Way Yes throw in everything from Afrobeat to a hint of rockabilly to Middle Eastern influences, making for a very pleasurable toe-tapping listening experience.
Wednesday, January 26 2011
The diversity of material here offers a widescreen view of what Rubblebucket is capable of.
Monday, August 2 2010
An album of strong beginnings and lacklustre middles and ends.
Tuesday, July 6 2010
Shine Your Face gets a vote for Surprise Excellent Album Discovery of the Year.