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Mdou Moctar live Niger River

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

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

Dos Santos City of Mirrors review

Dos Santos – City of Mirrors

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

afrique victime documentary

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

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

Fela Kuti vinyl reissues London Scene

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.

Mdou Moctar Afrique Victime stream

Stream Mdou Moctar’s new album, Afrique Victime

Hear the Nigerien artist’s new psych odyssey.

Best albums of may 2021

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

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

Mdou Moctar Afrique Victime stream

Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime

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

Mdou Moctar Afrique Victime stream

Mdou Moctar announces new album, Afrique Victime

Check out new single “Tala Tannam.”

Here Lies Man Ritual Divination review

Here Lies Man : Ritual Divination

Chico Mann’s stoner-Afrobeat outfit explores more drone-based spaces on the band’s latest.

New Age Steppers reissues

New Age Steppers catalog to be reissued through On-U Sound

The group’s four studio albums plus a set of rarities due out in March.

Mdou Moctar Chismiten

Mdou Moctar’s “Chismiten” is electric, dynamic desert blues

Hear the desert blues guitarist’s first single for Matador, and it’s a real heater.

Meridian Brothers deliver an outlandish cumbia comic strip in their “Los Golpeadores de la cumbia” video

See the Colombian cumbia group’s new clip, featuring humorous, vibrant illustrations.

R.I.P. Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen

The iconic drummer has died at 80.

Hailu Mergia : Yene Mircha

The Ethiopian legend’s second album in three years boosts the energy and diversity.

Manu Dibango

R.I.P. Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango

Legendary artist behind “Soul Makossa” has died after contracting Covid-19.

Yorkston Thorne Khan Navarasa review

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan : Navarasa: Nine Emotions

A work of varied emotions and gorgeously stark instrumentation.

Hailu Mergia new album Yene Mircha

Hailu Mergia announces new album, Yene Mircha

Hear the new track “Abichu Nega Nega.”

Mdou Moctar Afrique Victime review

Tinariwen : Amadjar

The Malian desert blues band creates a set of music that revels in its subtlety.