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
South Africa guitarist and songwriter, Sibusile Xaba takes you on an enchanting journey through time and space on his new double disc album, Open Letter to Adoniah and Unlearning. The debut album, released via independent label and incubator, Mushroom Hour Half Hour is an amazing project rooted in the freedom of improvisation and spirituality which … Continue reading Interview: Sibusile Xaba Shares The Creative Process Behind His Debut Album
What did Cameroon sound like in the 70s and 80s? What sound gleamed dancehalls and bounced of the shimmering shirts and oily curls of dancers shaking off stress at the end of the week? What rhythms reverberated the nuances of ever-changing lives for young Cameroonians who grew up in the new found freedom of independence? … Continue reading Album Review: Pop Makossa Takes You Back To Cameroon’s Famous Disco Craze
African music released in 2017 that you should pay attention to now ranging from afro-latin and north-african fusion to afro-beats afro-pop.