New album “1958” on 2019, March the 8th (No Format / Tot ou Tard) Blick Bassy’s third album “Akö” was released in May, 2015 on No Format, one of the best French label for inventive world music. Almost 200 gigs between 2015 and 2017, including appearances at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals as Womex, The Great Escape, Roskilde festival,… Read more →


New album “Radyo Siwel” (No Format / March 2018) April 2016. Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Mélissa Laveaux heads to Haiti in search of her roots and on a mission to honor her ancestors. Two decades have gone by since she last set foot on the island when she was 12 years old. She feels like a stranger and yet, at… Read more →


  New album “Irony” (Libertalia Music / August 2018) Kristel is the new artist out of Malagasy, a true muse of Tana’s Indie Rock scene. The young singer and bass player is only 23 years old, and she lead with rage and panache a power trio made of her brother Ben Kheli (on guitar) and her husband Andry Sylvano (on drums). Produced by the label… Read more →


Album « Komsa Gayar »   (Hélico, March 2018) With a thousand concerts and 5 albums under their belt, Lindigo are one of La Reunion Island’s most popular bands: constantly good sales, appearances on radio, in clubs… And on stage the jubilation of their performance is inevitably contagious making bodies burst out on the dance floor ! Olivier Araste, the charismatic… Read more →


  Johnny Osbourne is one of the most popular Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer of all time. Rising to success in the late 1970s and mid-1980s, his album Truths And Rights was a huge roots reggae hit, featuring timeless tracks “Jah Promise” and the titular “Truths and Rights”. He also enjoyed big hits with covers of U.S. soul tunes like… Read more →


When Africa is your homeland and Dakar your playground, when the soundtrack of your childhood mixes traditional Senegalese music with James Brown, Bob Marley or Pink Floyd, when the explosive sounds of Public Enemy radically changes your musical vision and determines which road to take, and when everyday on the way to school you cross the path of someone who,… Read more →


Australia’s leading reggae and dancehall producer and accomplished pianist, Mista Savona (aka Jake Savona), has gathered some of Cuba and Jamaica’s most influential musicians in the one recording studio to create a world first album. Despite their huge respective global appeal and geographical proximity, there has never been a full length album that unites the unique sounds of both Jamaican… Read more →


The singer with the velvet voice is one of these living legends who have made the golden age of the Jamaican reggae music. Rebel and revolutionary, Rastafarian in the strict sense, he is influenced by the biggest thinkers of the black consciousness as Marcus Garvey, Marthin Luther King or Steve Biko, and his texts reflect his social and political concerns. When he arrived to Kingston, Pablo… Read more →


The legendary Tout-Puissant Orchestre Poly-Rythmo of Cotonou is much more than just a music band in Benin and Western African countries, it is like a banner. After a successful tour in October/November 2016 to celebrate the release of their new album “Madjafalao” at Because Music, the famous orchestra will be back on tour at Spring/Summer 2017 !   The Tout-Puissant Orchestre… Read more →


Deeply impressed by the music of Congolese collective Kasai Allstars, French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis drew inspiration from their music, and from the voice and character of their singer Muambuyi to write and direct his new fiction movie, entitled “Félicité“. The film’s eponymous protagonist is a proud, free-willed woman who sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric… Read more →