Category: Roster

HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON

NEW ALBUM “HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON – PART II” [BACO RECORDS / 2022.06.03]   In June 2015, 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 famous recording studio Egrem Studio in La Havana, Cuba to create a world first album. “Havana meets Kingtson – Part… Read more →

DOPE SAINT JUDE

New EP “Higher Self” [Yotanka / Pias / 2022.04.22]   Dope Saint Jude (Catherine Saint Jude Pretorius) is a South African, Cape Town born and raised artist, currently residing in London. She began rapping as drag king in Cape Town, starting Africa’s first documented drag king troupe in 2011. She soon taught herself music production and transitioned into making her own music under… Read more →

BIBI TANGA & THE SELENITES

New album “The Same Tree” (L’Inlassable Disque / September 2022)  Listen Since The Selenites was created in 2008, not a continent that has not heard the retro futuristic sounds of the men of the moon. With more than 200 concerts to date, in Paris, New York, Dakar, Bombay, London, Istanbul, Bangalore, Los Angeles, Bangui, Douala… From Asia to America, from Europe to Africa, thousands… Read more →

MELISSA LAVEAUX

“MAMA FORGOT HER NAME WAS MIRACLE” [2022.03.11/ Warner]   Born in Canada to Haitian parents and based in Paris, the singer looks on her relationship to the voodoo pantheon and her rituals to cultivate magic on a daily basis, mystical and musical rituals because according to her, “singing means praying twice”. Since her debut in 2008, Mélissa Laveaux has sown little clues as to… Read more →

LUCAS SANTTANA

New album “O Paraiso” (Nø Førmat ! / January 2023)     The world is living through dark times. The far right and its reactionary ideas are gaining ground everywhere. Brazil hasn’t been spared. A militia government came to power by dubious means, then proceeded to make their assault on human rights using violence and censorship. It has propagated its deadly approach… Read more →

BLICK BASSY

New album “1958” on 2019, March the 8th (No Format / Tot ou Tard) Songlines Best Album 2019 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,… Read more →

DAARA J FAMILY

DAARA J FAMILY  feat. FAADA FREDDY & NDONGO D. new album “Yaamatele” (January 2020 / Universal) 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… Read more →

KOLINGA

New album “Legacy” (September 2022 / Underdog Records)   Rebecca M’Boungou grew up between two cultures, having Congolese roots and living in South West of France. In 2014, Rebecca M’Boungou met the gypsy jazz guitarist and Mandingo percussionist Arnaud Estor, and they created the duet Kolinga. In Lingala (one of the languages of Congo), Kolinga means binding to someone in a close relationship. Together,… Read more →

AMI YEREWOLO

AMI YEREWOLO NEW ALBUM “AY” (April 2021)   Known as Mali’s biggest female rapper, Ami Yerewolo has gained a continent-wide following from her high-energy performances that bluntly address issues that both her country and generation are dealing with: loyalty to family vs one’s self, nationalism vs. regionalism, women’s rights etc. Unafraid to rap about sexism, injustice, and backstabbers, Yerewolo creates… Read more →

THE BONGO HOP

New LP “La Nãpa” [2022.05.06 / Underdog Records]   It took The Bongo Hop two albums and five years of existence to have its name established on the so called «world music» map – the afrocaribbean one in particular. Leaded by French trumpetist Etienne Sevet, this project combines Colombian and Caribbean music, with West African influences and funk-afrobeat flavor. The release of a few hits… Read more →