Ethio-jazz Legend Hailu Mergia Makes Strong Comeback on First Album in 15 years, “Lala Belu”

Ethio-jazz legend, Hailu Mergia is making a resounding statement on his first studio album in 15 years, “Lala Belu”.

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Album Review: Maleek Berry – First Daze of Winter EP

Nigerian singer and songwriter Maleek Berry has started 2018 with his best foot forward by following up his success from the past year with an anticipated sequel to his debut project, "Last Daze of Summer" EP. First Daze of Winter, released early in January 2018 is a temperate project relaying fragile emotions, on the back … Continue reading Album Review: Maleek Berry – First Daze of Winter EP

Album Review: Chino Amobi’s Search for “Paradiso” Highlights The Journey of Black Bodies Through Electronic Music

Paradiso tells the story of the black body through electronic music, presenting a candid and tangible dimension that can only be experience through this haphazard mess of sounds, tightly knit by the breadcrumbs of relatable noise, layered at various points on the projects.

Album Review: Follow Shekhinah’s unique glow on debut album, “Rose Gold”

With few bumps along the groove, Rose Gold is an easily enjoyable record by a young artist with so much promise. Wrapping up in just 41 minutes, the album quickly warms up to you by being honest and relatable whilst sculpting a welcoming soundscape littered with a well-blended variety of moody and cheerful sounds.

Album Review: Zara McFarlane Traces Her Afro-Caribbean Identity on Arise

Zara McFarlane is charting a star system of African diasporan heritage, painted with the lush rousing strokes of jazz and soul melodies, dipped in rich history and fragmented memories on her third studio album, Arise. The British-Jamaican soul singer sets about linking the various nexuses of her identity by floating between individual and shared experiences … Continue reading Album Review: Zara McFarlane Traces Her Afro-Caribbean Identity on Arise

Come Write For DANDANO: Call For Contributors!

Dandano is a self sustaining community project aimed at analyzing, documenting and archiving African film and music. For most of our young existence, a very tiny team has been responsible for the content we put out. However, we are at a point where growth is necessary and as such we're inviting writers and photographers to … Continue reading Come Write For DANDANO: Call For Contributors!

Album Review: Stevo Atambire Takes You To Kologo Music Heaven on  Teach Me

In the universe of African music, many genres float about, some frequently colliding with each other to produce breathtaking showers of melody, whilst others stay true to their orbit. Stevo Atambire is from one of such musical traditions that is magnetized to its path. However, the seasoned musician has decided to steer his asteroid of … Continue reading Album Review: Stevo Atambire Takes You To Kologo Music Heaven on  Teach Me