Mdou Moctar Afrique Victime new album

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.”

Tinariwen Amadjar review

Tinariwen : Amadjar

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

The Top 150 Best Albums of the '70s

The Top 150 Albums of the ’70s

Treble revisits a list concept from its earlier years for the sake of diving deeper into the polyester decade.

KOKOKO! : Fongola

The Congolese group’s latest is a stunning polyrhythmic blend of lo-fi sounds and high-energy dance music.

Khruangbin Hasta El Cielo review

Khruangbin : Hasta El Cielo

A remixed and reconfigured version of the band’s 2018 album finds them discovering more grooves.

The Bongo Hop essential track

The Bongo Hop’s “La Carga” turns a strange tale into something funky

Hear the latest Afrobeat-inspired jam from Etienne Sevet.

Caetano Veloso debut album reissue

Caetano Veloso’s 1968 debut album to be reissued on vinyl

The Tropicália classic is back on vinyl.

Nebula Rosa album premiere

Premiere: Stream Nebula Rosa’s eclectic, psychedelic debut album, Bengala

Hear the bilingual, gorgeous new album from the eclectic indie rock outfit.

Os Mutantes album 1968

Os Mutantes’ debut album is a perfect distillation of chaotic joy

We take a look back at the classic album as it turns 50.