Defining African Electronic Music with Francis Bebey

Music, of any form and kind, from distorted, aggressive stabs at electric guitars to the high-pitched ballads that beads on a string sing, no matter how meek or aggressive must submit to some form of classification. A group name to water down its oddity and mask its fragrance with something more familiar and relatable.  The … Continue reading Defining African Electronic Music with Francis Bebey

In-depth Review : Nakom, The Kusaal Film Putting Ghana On The Map

  Inasmuch pictures are timeless, the abundance of films tends to make a lot of them forgettable. However, when a film is good, its taste stays in your mouth and lingers in your thoughts. Nakom is a film with such potential despite its small budget, simple plot and amateur cast. The Ghanaian film grabbing attention internationally … Continue reading In-depth Review : Nakom, The Kusaal Film Putting Ghana On The Map

Album Review: Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble – Fire, Sweat and Pastis

You hardly know what to expect when you see an album by a band named Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble. How much of their music is going to be inspired by the Voodoo beliefs and practices? Is it going to be a hybrid that somehow manages to blend the Beninese and Finnish cultures perfectly? Fire, Sweat and Pastis, … Continue reading Album Review: Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble – Fire, Sweat and Pastis