Author: claire


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 →


LUCAS SANTTANA “O CÉU É VELHO HÁ MUITO TEMPO”   New album / 18th October 2019 / Nø Førmat!   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… 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 →


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 →


AMI YEREWOLO   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. Unafraid to rap about sexism, injustice, and backstabbers, Yerewolo creates beats with witty, smart, and occasionally acerbic lyrics… Read more →


THE BONGO HOP   The Bongo Hop is the Afro Caribbean project presented by French trumpetist Etienne Sevet inspired by 8 years living in Cali (Colombia). It is a transatlantic blend of Colombian, Caribbean and West African influences irradiating in a new fashion, the perfect soundtrack for a musical journey. The 2 first opus « Satingarona pt. 1 » (2016) and « Satingarona… 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 →


  New Album « Kosa Néna » 28th February 2020 / Hélico Music 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… Read more →


  Album “Irony” (Libertalia Music / August 2018) New EP “I got you” (Libertalia Music / Autumn 2019) 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… 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 the release of their last album “Madjafalao” at Because Music in 2016, and successful tours at Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Spring 2018, the famous orchestra will be back on tour at Spring/Summer 2020 with a… Read more →