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Thursday, November 14 2013

The Elder Statesman of Afrobeat Opens Up

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

Femi Kuti: No Place for My Dream

Politics and poverty are in the crosshairs of Femi Kuti, a musician intent on making room for his dream.


Tuesday, September 20 2011

Jens Lekman: An Argument With Myself EP

This EP cements and solidifies Lekman’s status as one of the most dependable and vital songwriters at work today.


Tuesday, June 7 2011

Vieux Farka Touré - “All the Same” (feat. Dave Matthews) Video (PopMatters Premiere)

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

Battles: Gloss Drop

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

Rikki Ililonga & Musa-O-Tunya: Dark Sunrise

Afro-psyche guitar wizard provides the most convincing case yet for the vibrancy of the 1970s Zamrock scene.


Tuesday, February 22 2011

Way Yes: Walkability

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

Rubblebucket: Triangular Daisies EP

The diversity of material here offers a widescreen view of what Rubblebucket is capable of.


Monday, August 2 2010

Elikeh: Adje! Adje!

An album of strong beginnings and lacklustre middles and ends.


Tuesday, July 6 2010

Mr. Something Something: Shine Your Face

Shine Your Face gets a vote for Surprise Excellent Album Discovery of the Year.


Various Artists: Afro-Rock (Reviews) [1.Jul.10]
Tony Allen: Secret Agent (Reviews) [26.May.10]
NOMO: Invisible Cities (Reviews) [25.Oct.09]
The Messengers (Columns) [11.Oct.09]
Tony Allen: Secret Agent (Reviews) [5.Aug.09]
Various Artists: Funk Aid for Africa (Capsule Reviews) [29.Jul.09]
Various Artists: Legends of Benin (Reviews) [13.Jul.09]
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