Articles tagged world music

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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Various Artists: The Photographs of Charles Duvelle

Sublime Frequencies co-founder Hisham Mayet and musicology pioneer Charles Duvelle curate word, image, and sound in layers of cultural insight.

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Rocqawali: Sufi Spirit

A fusion of rock and hypnotic Sufi music, Sufi Spirit is a warm, brilliant album to bask in from start to finish.

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Various Artists: Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976​-​1984

An airy blend of funk and rumba make for a pleasant collection of vintage Cameroonian dance music, but never quite has its moment.

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Various Artists: Oté Maloya - The Birth of Electric Maloya on Reunion Island 1975-1986

Strut Records delivers the best of vintage African music yet again, this time straight from Réunion Island.

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Meklit - ‘When the People Move, the Music Moves Too’ (album stream) (premiere)

Ethio-jazz and star stuff make beautiful music together on Meklit's most innovative album to date.

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Banda Magda - “Coração” (video) (premiere)

The global pop stylings of Banda Magda lend themselves to a colorful display on summer single "Coração".

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Omar Souleyman: To Syria, With Love

Omar Souleyman's latest collection of Syrian synthpop pays ecstatic tribute to his long-lost homeland.

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Quantic and Nidia Góngora: Curao

Vibrant traditions of Colombia's Pacific coast don't need much enhancement. Luckily, Quantic knows how to keep it low-key.

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25 May 2017 // 2:15 AM

Dona Onete: Banzeiro

Now pushing 80, Dona Onete is just beginning her musical career. Infectious sophomore album Banzeiro proves that in the spotlight is right where she belongs.

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Niyaz: The Best of Niyaz

Melodrama and haunting melodies put The Best of Niyaz right at its well-deserved center stage.

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Mamadou Kelly: Politiki

The desert meets the Deep South on the easy and low-key Politiki.

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