NYC event: Essakane Film NYC Fundraiser

Here’s a chance to help fund a film about the ‘Festival au Désert’ in Mali.

 

Afro sounds in New York Times

Last week was a big one for African music in the New York Times. Check out Piotr Orlov’s feature on Township Funk the now internationally ubiquitous hit made in 2006 by South African producer/DJ Mujava. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l5-zQlgoEE] Also peep the big reveal a few days prior in the same paper by Bill Hermes: “Like their international peers African artists are using digital technology to create musical hybrids and distribute them globally,” he says […]

 

Turn the volume up...Rokia Troare

Malian singer Rokia Troare recently released her second album, titled Tchamantché. This time Rokia throws in little rock flavor, with much effectiveness in my opinion. It makes me sad how much she is overlooked States side, but then again, as the adage goes: “those who know…know.” For now, please check her out and celebrate a great talent representing our generation. Check out the first single from her new album: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DydY8bHTyg]