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Tuesday, September 9 2014

‘Frontline: Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram’: Resistance and Devastation in West Africa

Images of devastation unite Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram, two harrowing PBS documentaries.


Thursday, August 1 2013

Various: Harafinso: Bollywood Inspired Film Music from Hausa Nigeria

They all have the same fingerprint; everybody is autotuned.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

Asa: Beautiful Imperfection

Listeners hoping for something more from this Parisian Nigerian should temper their expectations.


Monday, September 5 2011

Various Artists: Highlife Time Vol. 2

Essential West African music that spanned generations and influenced many. Look for it in your record store’s smallest or most invisible sections.


Monday, August 29 2011

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends

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.


Monday, November 22 2010

‘Lost Kingdoms of Africa’: The Very Concept of ‘Kingdom’ May Have Originated In Southern Africa

The world needs to comprehend the complex, bloody history of the so-called 'Dark Continent', with all its attendant ironies and contradictions.


Sunday, June 27 2010

Various Artists: Nigeria Special Volume 2 / Nigeria Afrobeat Special

These two compilations unearth more hidden gems from the recording boom that followed the end of the Biafran War in Nigeria. Deep roots rock, funky sermonizing, and even operatic folk-fusion make these collections as necessary as any in Soundway's impressive catalog.


Wednesday, May 26 2010

Tony Allen: Secret Agent

Rarely has a music of resistance been so musically irresistible. Secret Agent is a brilliant album.


Wednesday, March 17 2010

Various: Black Man’s Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti

Steel pan and cumbia versions of Fela Kuti classics, alongside more orthodox Afrobeat workouts, provide delights for crate diggers and further evidence of Fela's enduring influence.


Thursday, April 23 2009

Various Artists: Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa

The tracks are stubbornly various, each song unexpected.


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