Burkina Faso Artist Pierre Sandwidi's Recordings Collected on 'La Troubadour De La Savane 1978-1982'
Time-worn recordings of Upper Voltaic singer Pierre Sandwidi offer distorted synths and a look at Burkina Faso cultural history.
Angélique Kidjo Remakes the Talking Heads' 'Remain in Light' and Pays Tribute to Nigerian Influences
Angélique Kidjo takes on a classic Talking Heads record with grace and aplomb on Remain in Light.
When the Buena Vista Social Club album came out in 1997, it had an indelible effect on the international community's perception of Cuba.
A favorite of the National, A Delicate Motor delivers deep rhythms and chilling lyrics on "Durham".
Ricarda Cometa Combines Latin, African and Asian Influences With Noise, Math Rock on 'Ricarda Cometa 2' (album stream)
Argentine-Peruvian duo Ricarda Cometa prepares for a European tour with the release of a new album filled with adventure, Ricarda Cometa 2.
The Turbans' self-titled debut is a cornucopia of folk traditions that embrace the Turbans' individual and collective senses of heritage.
Toubalbero expands the desert blues concept as Sidi Touré creates ecstatic compositions from familiar sonic elements.
Ex-White Denim, Free Radicals, Shape of Broad Minds members team of up as the Young Mothers for an unbridled track from new LP, Morose.
Mitra Sumara's polyrhythms and funky synths and brass hearken back to the popular music of pre-Revolution Iran on "Helelyos", full of 1970s style and swirls of fluid jazz.
On Po Drum Mome, Eugenia Georgieva offers renditions of traditional Balkan songs with the skill of a top-tier chamber ensemble and a style that almost sounds like the popular folk revival movement of 1960s Britain and America.
Fatoumata Diawara's know-how, musicality, and sense of self all come together, and Fenfo proves her to be one of the most dynamic voices in Afropop today.
Manika Kaur's "Mool Mantra" features the kind of consciousness-altering positivity that we all need once in a while.
Afro-Carribean and Mexican indigenous music come together in this wonderfully celebratory music from Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zeferino.
Akua Naru's new LP, The Blackest Joy, highlights a collage of hopes, history, and fears at a deeply tumultuous moment in history.