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Tinariwen announce reissues of three albums

Cassette-only debut to be released on vinyl for the first time in November.

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Mdou Moctar announces new EP, Niger EP Vol. 1

New set of alternate and live versions from 2017 to 2020

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Avalanche Kaito : Avalanche Kaito

A mesmerizing hybrid between griot and noise rock.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the shape-shifting samba of Jorge Ben

A set of essentials for first-timers to the Brazilian music legend’s catalog

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Ibibio Sound Machine announce tour dates

Plus hear the Joe Goddard remix of “All That You Want”

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Congotronics International : Where’s the One?

An international collaboration powered by groove and largely unchecked energy.

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Ibibio Sound Machine – Electricity

Groove is sacred on this eclectic and ecstatic set of Afrobeat-inspired dance tracks.

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Combo Chimbita : IRÉ

The Abya-yalista group’s latest captures their sharp energy and vast aims through a diverse set of songs

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Mdou Moctar announces 2022 tour dates

Headlining shows and dates with Parquet Courts.

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Mdou Moctar shares new performance video, Live at the Niger River

See the Nigerien guitarist and his bandmates perform songs from ‘Afrique Victime’

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Dos Santos – City of Mirrors

The Chicago group’s fusion of Latinx music with jazz, soul, surf rock and psychedelia transcends.

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Watch the new Mdou Moctar film, Afrique Victime: The Documentary

See the new 10-minute clip telling the story behind the album.

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Knitting Factory announces reissues of Fela Kuti’s London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker

Hear an excerpt from a previously unreleased drum solo from Tony Allen and Ginger Baker.

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Stream Mdou Moctar’s new album, Afrique Victime

Hear the Nigerien artist’s new psych odyssey.

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Mdou Moctar announces fall tour, shares new track “Taliat”

Hear another new track from ‘Afrique Victime’ before it’s released on Friday.

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Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime

The Tuareg guitarist/songwriter delivers an album that radiates warmth even as it soars to psychedelic heights.

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Mdou Moctar announces new album, Afrique Victime

Check out new single “Tala Tannam.”