Alune Wade & Harold López-Nussa | Alune Wade
Since beginning his career in Ismaël Lô’s band more than 20 years ago, the Dakar-born, Paris-based singer and bassist Alune...
Reviewed by Nigel Williamson in issue: June/2022
Sahad & the Nataal Patchwork | Sahad
Five years after his self-assured debut album (reviewed in July 2017, #129), Senegalese singer Sahad Sarr returns with a hybrid...
Reviewed by Daniel Brown in issue: June/2022
Sidi Abdallah’s name may be new but devotees of Touareg guitar music will be more than familiar with his father,...
Angolan-born, Lisbon-based singer and rapper Pongo already gained notoriety within the field of forward-thinking kuduro with her collaborations with Buraka...
Reviewed by Jim Hickson in issue: June/2022
Top of the World
The American-Haitian singer and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla, who made her name with Carolina Chocolate Drops, won a Songlines Music Award...
Ti’Kaniki is a group of eight young singers and percussionists from Lyon in France who share a love for maloya,...
Reviewed by Pierre Cuny in issue: June/2022
The Good Ones
Originally performing as a quartet, the Rwandan group The Good Ones have reduced to a duo for their fourth album....
Reviewed by Martin Sinnock in issue: June/2022
Good Morning Bedlam
In 2021, Good Morning Bedlam ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund their third full-length album. Fans from around world pledged...
Reviewed by Doug Deloach in issue: June/2022
Eliane Correa & La Evolución
Eliane Correa is a fast-rising star. Probably the only woman to lead a large-format mixed gender Cuban timba-style band (there...
Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: June/2022
From the mid-1960s, musicians in Peru’s Amazon region began to record the hybrid folk styles that had evolved over five...
Reviewed by Chris Moss in issue: June/2022
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