Fela Kuti is synonymous with Afrobeat, but there are two other underappreciated pioneers of the genre. In the new issue, Nigel Williamson speaks to Tony Allen and Orlando Julius, both celebrating 50-year careers this autumn with new albums.
The free exclusive 16-track covermount CD includes ten tracks from our Top of the World albums and a guest playlist by best-selling novelist Ian Rankin. This issue also comes with a bonus sampler CD, featuring 15 fine tunes from Galicia, Spain.
In the new issue, there are also features on the revered Malian jeli (praise singer) Kassé Mady Diabaté; Israeli musician Idan Raichel on working with Vieux Farka Touré; a Beginner’s Guide to salsa superstar Rubén Blades; our Essential 10 Afrobeat albums, plus our extensive CD, book and world cinema review sections.
On sale in the UK from October 10. Click here to purchase your copy now.