Minyeshu Kifle Tedla is a singer who began her career in her native Ethiopia before moving to Belgium and then Holland.
The current compilation from Ostinato Records is music from Sudan between 1974 and the mid-90s.
The ’80s albums of the Dur-Dur Band from Somalia are the latest archive project from the Analog Africa label.
Awesome Tapes From Africa is a music blog turned label, carving a distinctive path through African musical history and featuring here two DJ/producers from South Africa, Professor Rhythm and Penny Penny, as well fine early recordings from Malian chanteuse, Nahawa Doumbia.
Stella Chiweshe, a rare female Zimbabwean mbira player, was an early hero of World Music back in the John Peel days.
Fanfara Station is a trio of Balkan brass, North African rhythm, electro-beats and live looping.
“Robi” Svärd is a Swedish guitarist and a flamenco virtuoso.
Eténèsh Cassie and Mathieu Sourisseau bring Ethio trad to meet free-jazz and alt-rock.
Akustika are a Slovenian reggae outfit.
The Kora Jazz Band are just that…. based in France.
Gerald Toto is the Caribbean third of the Toto Bona Lokua trio.
Zakir Hussain is the awesome tabla player from the sub-continent.
The singer Anandi Bhattacharya is the talented daughter of the remarkable slide guitarist from Calcutta, Debashish Bhattacharya.
6. Kymata - Maria Simoglou, Kevin Seddiki, Iacob Maciuca: “Kymata” (Buda Musique).
7. Malphino: “Visit Malphino” (Lex).
8. Mercedes Peón: “Deixaas” (Altafonte).
9. Ammar 808: “Maghreb United” (Glitterbeat).
10. Moonlight Benjamin: “Siltane” (Ma Case).
Sound Tracks of the Week:
1. Mulatu Astatke and his Ethiopian Quintet: “Girl from Addis Ababa”. From “Afro-Latin Soul” (Worthy/Strut 1966/2018).
2. Le Ry-Co Jazz: “Si i bon di i bon”. From the compilation “Disques Debs International Volume 1 - An Island Story: Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960 - 1972” (Strut).
3. Thabang Tabane: “Father and Mother”. From “Matjale” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour).
4. Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: “Tinoge”. From “An Angel Fell” (Strut).
5. Iftiin Band feat. Mahmud Abdalla “Jerry” Hussen & Maryan Naasir: “Xuduud ma let xubigaan (This love has no boundaries)”. From the compilation “Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa” (Ostinato).