A door to a lost world
Dig This Way Records has captured this unique sound on "Best of Jicco Funk Volume 1", a door to a world of music that is high grade in quality, diverse, and open to interpretation even if the selected tracks are all from the same record label. One's questions might include: When did they start? Why did they start? Who was behind it? Where did the artists come from? Listen and learn...
To abolish illiteracy and maintain a dignified life
The world is adrift in the tides of hunger and desolation. It isn't easy to think about education, or anything else when your children cannot eat. And yet, the sharp attack on education during this past decade forces us to consider the future that young people will inherit.
Strong, new impulses from West Africa
A warm, earthy voice is the trademark of West African singer-songwriter Adjiri Odametey. Combining this voice with the sounds of native African instruments, such as the kora (African harp), the balafon (wooden xylophone) and the thumb-pianos kalimba and mbira. His music captivates listeners.
East Africa meets East Kingston
Working with Switchstance Recordings, Nilotika have achieved a milestone in musical history: the first ever African Nyabingi recording, which took place at East African Records studio in Kampala, Uganda. The session was captured over two weeks, using local instruments and the full ensemble of around 15 people, including friends and family. The results are extraordinary.
A psychedelic guitar journey around the world
NUSANTARAFRIKA takes us on a psychedelic guitar journey around the world, traversing yet more strange and exotic territory in a quest for musical enlightenment.
An amazing blend between African instrumentals and Western singer-songwriter vocals
Sophie Lukacs’ debut single "Falling" is a hypnotic tune, backed by the guitar, the kora – and its fellow Malian instruments the calabash, five-string ngoni bass, and its three-string cousin, the djeli-ngoni – "Falling" features Lukacs' incantatory, almost spoken-word vocals