Tiken Jah Fakoly - Acoustic

Tiken Jah Fakoley

The power of fighting words

Nothing makes an impact like simple words do. Always straight to the point, but with elegance and staying true to the African identity: such are the guiding principles of "Acoustic" the sixteenth album by Tiken Jah Fakoly.

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El Gato Negro - Tigre Qui Pleure

El Gato Negro - Tigre Qui Pleure

French melancholy, unbreakable African spirit

Philosophical tales, poetic observations, light- hearted love stories are told in French, Spanish or Wolof, a West-African native language. Beneath El Gato Negro's perpetually cheerful mask, a hitherto hidden melancholy is now on full display with his new opus, "Tigre Qui Pleure". French melancholy laced with an unbreakable African spirit

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Talking about 'Break Your Heart'

Onyeka Nwelue - Break Your Heart

An interview with Onyeka Nwelue on the release of his single, 'Break Your Heart'.

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Evolving Into The Mainstream | A Review of Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’


Evolving Into The Mainstream

Ugoccie releases 'Man on Fire', a song off her EP, 'A Piece of Me'. Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’ comes as something fresh and refreshing – completely out of the box. Most striking is the realisation that the song kicks off with the narration of a story – storytelling being a vital quality of a traditional entertainer. This attribute of the song makes listening to ‘Man on Fire’ a serious business.

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Etuk Ubong | Why O

Etuk Ubong | Why O

Vibrant and propulsive

Etuk Ubong weaves together a unique combination of not only Afrobeat, Highlife and Jazz, but also the ritualistic drumming of Ekombi, the result is urgent and highly energetic, yet spiritual; his compositions reflecting his heritage and life philosophy of goodwill, peace and love for humanity.

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Mukambo presents Global Afrobeat Movement 3

 Mukambo presents Global Afrobeat Movement 3

Heavyweights of the international Afrobeat scene

Mukambo and NYP Records unite again for the third volume of the Global Afrobeat Movement compilation. This initiative by Belgian DJ and music journalist Benjamin Tollet aka Mukambo aims to focus on up-and-coming Afrobeat bands from the four corners of the world, as the Afrobeat revival has been expanding globally since the beginning of the 21st century.

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