Articles tagged world music

Quadro Nuevo and Cairo Steps: Flying Carpet

Two world music powerhouses unite influences and traditions for their first collaborative album.

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11 Oct 2017 // 10:30 AM

Sudan Archives - “Water” (Singles Going Steady)

Sudan Archives' innovation knows no bounds, and while the slice that is “Water” is barely a glimpse of that, it’s a good one.

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Sudan Archives: Sudan Archives

Whatever you think you know about violin music, forget it. On her debut EP, Sudan Archives redefines what four strings can do.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of West Africa

Choice cuts from the vast range of music in West Africa make for another polished installment of the Rough Guides collection.

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Chicago Afrobeat Project: What Goes Up

Master drummer Tony Allen lends his legendary skills to Chicago Afrobeat Project's soul and social consciousness to make some hard-hitting grooves.

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25 Sep 2017 // 8:13 AM

Paul Weller: Mother Ethiopia

Paul Weller offers a homage to Ethiopian music on latest EP, Mother Ethiopia.

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Rising Appalachia - ‘Alive’ (album stream) (premiere)

Rising Appalachia create unifying, renewing live music that blends folk and soul sounds from around the world on their new album, Alive.

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19 Sep 2017 // 9:00 AM

20 Questions: Amadou & Miriam

For their ninth studio album, acclaimed Malian duo Amadou & Miriam integrate synths into their sound while displaying an overt love of Pink Floyd.

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Doralice - “Vespertina” (audio) (premiere)

Charming gypsy jazz with influences from Spain and the Balkans.

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Various Artists: Sweet As Broken Dates - Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa

Sweet As Broken Dates showcases a golden age of pre-civil war Somali pop music -- and it's a new kind of groovy.

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In Praise of Homeboys: An Interview with the Kasai Allstars

A unique inter-tribal superband, the Kasai Allstars, provide the soundtrack for the Kinshasa based film Félicité, utilizing a hybrid style that adapts not only traditional instruments but cultural attitudes.

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Various Artists: Invenciones: La Otra Vanguardia Música en Latinoamérica 1976 - 1988

Spanish label Munster unearths a wealth of unjustly neglected avant-garde and experimental music from Latin America.

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7 Aug 2017 // 2:15 AM

Monoswezi: A Je

Multicultural Monoswezi brings together acoustic sounds from four continents on gentle, jazzy A Je.

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Various Artists: Zaire 74 - The African Artists

Perfectly preserved after 43 years, the legendary Rumble in the Jungle's musical pre-show is a knockout in its own right.

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2 Aug 2017 // 8:11 AM

Sudan Archives - “Come Meh Way” (Singles Going Steady)

Mix Sudanese-style fiddling with menacing electronic beats and you get Sudan Archives.

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Avi Avital and Omer Avital: Avital Meets Avital

Avi and Omer Avital are united by their heritage and acoustic instruments, but separated by their musical background. Nonetheless, their differences fuse to craft intriguing sounds on their premier recording.

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Sabrina Malheiros: Clareia

A feel-good blend of samba and soul, Clareia is the perfect album to put on with your morning coffee.

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24 Jul 2017 // 2:20 AM

Gaudi: Magnetic

The producer's interplay between drum and bass forms the album's heart. A resonant, visceral listen.

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Awesome Tapes From Africa: An Interview with Brian Shimkovitz

What started as a blog soon turned into a label, and the founder/curator reflects on the newest reissue and the cassette's diminishing African presence.

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Drummers of the Société Absolument Guinin: Vodou Drums in Haiti 2

The impact is immediate when hypnotic ritual drumming strips music down to its most basic element: pure rhythm.

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