Album Review: Red Hot + Fela

My mind back-tracked to one afternoon in the mid-2000s during a radio programme on BBC World. I recalled running around the house looking for a spare tape onto which to record that moment. Tony Allen was being interviewed, a man of whom great things were spoken. It was Allen’s loose groove which drove many of Fela Kuti’s seminal releases, including Expensive shit, a personal favourite. My memory of the nineties […]

 

AfriPOP! Does CMJ: OkayAfrica Showcase at Knitting Factory

Africans Represent at OkayPlayer Event By Nosarieme Garrick On our final night at was has become a blurry CMJ week, we took it to Williamsburg’s Knitting Factory for the Okay Africa Showcase.  Presented by Modiba and OkayPlayer, OkayAfrica featured Sierra Leone’s Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew, Rwanda’s Iyadede (pictured above), Brooklyn hip-hoppers Jahdan Blakkamoore & Matt Shadetek, and Ghana’s Blitz the Ambassador. BLITZ-Knitting Factory clip from Truth Films on […]