Norwegian singer Kari Rueslåtten swings between darkly atmospheric folk and overproduced pop on her new album Sørgekåpe.
Guitarist Tidiane Thiam plays Senegalese folk over river ambiance on his nimble debut, Siftorde.
Naima Shalhoub finds healing waters in her new video for the single "Two (Rivers in the Desert)".
Brooklyn-based jazz ensemble AJOYO's "Better Love" is a resonant example of how the collective comes together to spread positivity.
Tamikrest's Tamotaït adds a welcome lyrical side to their brand of Saharan desert rock. The group advocate for both unity and diversity in wonderfully dulcet tones.
Latin folk group Cuñao grounds dreamlike music in thoughtful, thematic depth on their sophomore release, Rayuela.
Folklore, dub, and free jazz unite in Dumama and Kechou's new concept album, Buffering Juju. The duo confront the past and the present, taking on not only legacies of pain, but legacies of thriving through it.
Tango duo Ben & Winnie revel in creative revolution in the video for new composition "La Próxima Traición".
Electrosoul group the Seshen's "Faster Than Before" offers psychological depths over sensational electronic sonics.
Evritiki Zygia's Ormenion has a ferocity that speaks to the tenacity of old traditions as well as to a progressive spirit. It's nothing short of hypnotic.
Flume and Toro y Moi team up for a tasty slice of electropop on "The Difference". For its brevity, this track has a lot to say.
Producers El Búho and DJ Raff pay electronic tribute to a Chilean spirit of social resistance with the subtle new single "Resiliencia".
London-based Afrofuturist band, ONIPA frame discussions of humanity within a pan-African sonic context on their brilliant debut, We No Be Machine.
Marimba-driven cumbia punk sounds celebrate the old and new on Son Rompe Pera's debut album Batuco.
For International Women's Day, Les Amazones d'Afrique amplify the voices of West African women in their new video for "Queens".
A remixed reissue of Ibrahim Ferrer's Buenos Hermanos brings one of Cuba's most iconic voices back into the spotlight.
Ostinato Records presents an array of revolutionary musicians on the impassioned funaná compilation, Pour Me a Grog.
Joe Kye's songbird-sweet voice is as dynamic as his nimble string work, his chorus the kind that sticks in the head for all the right reasons.
Brooklyn bhangra heavyweight Sunny Jain draws on jazz, rock, and folk in a new, anti-xenophobia album Wild Wild East.
Algerian rock legend Rachid Taha's legacy of innovation lives on in the posthumous release Je Suis Africain.
Indonesian indie pop duo Stars and Rabbit take a blissfully surreal walk in new video "Any Day in the Park".