Tag Archives: african fusion

Baloji – Soleil De Volt

A beautiful blend of Hip-hop and Afrobeat, French House and Post Punk, this latest from Belgian based artist Baloji is super catchy considering I have no handle of the language whatsoever. It’s taken from his forthcoming album ‘137 Avenue Kaniama’ … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Clap! Clap! feat. Bongeziwe Mabandla – Nguwe

This is like a little golden ray of sunshine in the rather befuddling blue mess I’m finding myself in this week. I’m not sure it’s the antidote to all my worries but it’s certainly a shimmering glimmer of glorious hope … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Yemen Blues Feat. Oxmo Puccino – Satisfaction

Loving this. Imagine if Tune Yards had taken a few more steps towards the traditional and you have an idea of the sound, but this is a very slick mixture of Middle Eastern and West African vibes from the group … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holy Forest – Africa Calling

Inspired by a trip to the Makasutu (meaning ‘sacred’) forest in Gambia and featuring Gambian griot Tata Dindin Jobarteh on the kora (currently the third musician I’ve heard described as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the kora’ after my boy Sekou … Continue reading

Posted in music | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment