Angelique Kidjo, the US-based West African singer, from Benin, reimagines the seminal Talking Heads’ album “Remain In Light”, and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou will be bringing the funky sounds of that same country to the Sugar Club on Saturday 16th. Their 1970’s incarnation is featured among the Beninois bands on the second volume of “African Scream Contest 2”.
Pierre Sandwidi from Burkina Faso was known as “the troubadour from the bush” in the 1970s.
Samba Touré is a Malian guitarist and singer in the Ali Farka Touré tradition of desert blues.
Lebanese singer, Yasmine Hamdan, has offered last year’s album to the remixers, Acid Arab amongst them.
Ammar 808 is the project of Tunisian musician/producer Sofyann Ben Youssef, previously of Bargou 08.
The hefty anthology - 10 CDs - of Aïta music from various parts of Morocco is a comprehensive survey of the genre.
Maru Tarang is the sound of two Australians and two Indians meeting in the deserts of Rajasthan.
Calypso Rose, the grand dame of Trinidadian calypso and veteran of many festivals and carnivals, is 78 years old.
“Onda De Amor” is a compilation by DJ Millos Kaiser of ’80s and ’90s Brazilian tunes that should have been hits!
Coladera are an acoustic trio of Portuguese singer/guitarist João Pires, Brazilian Vitor Santana, and Cape Verdean percussionist Miroca Paris.
Pedro Canale, or Chancha Via Circuito, blends Andean folklore with electronic rhythms.
Malphino are a London-based collective of worldwide origins with a seductive and idiosyncratic take on cumbia.
Dobet Gnahoré is a prominent singer and dancer from the Ivory Coast.
Fatoumata Diawara, Malian singer and participant in Africa Express and Lamomali, has a second album out.
The late Kasse Mady Diabate, who has died aged 69, was a revered master of Malian song.
Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita are a glistening combination of Welsh harp and Senegalese kora - currently top of the Transglobal World Music Chart