Leon Keïta, guitarist from Guinea, was an important figure in the Malian music scene of the 1970s.
UK-Nigerian bandleader Dele Sosimi was a member of Fela’s Egypt 80 and Femi Kuti’s Positive Force.
Lagos Thugs are a young 15-strong afrobeat group who have opened for Seun Kuti.
DK Phone are Senegalese singer Mara Seck, and the ubiquitous Liam Farrell/Doctor L.
Lenhart Tapes are Belgrade’s Vladimir Lenhart in conjunction with three female vocalists.
Roving beatmaker DJ Click collaborates with La Réunion’s Christine Salem.
Oriane Lacaille, French-born daughter of René, is inspired by her La Réunion heritage.
Cuban cellist Ana Carla Maza lets loose with a full band on her new release “Caribe”.
Hilario Duran is a Cuban pianist and bandleader, now resident in Canada.
South African malombo drummer, Julian Bahula, has died. He was part of the Malombo Jazz Makers in the 1960s in the shadow of apartheid, with all the attendant harassment and persecution. Escaping to London in 1973 he formed Jabula, was active in the anti-apartheid struggle, and organised gigs for many African musicians including regular sessions at The 100 Club. R.I.P.
John Scofield, foremost jazz guitarist, has released a double album which includes covers of Dylan, Neil Young and the Grateful Dead.
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids have been active since the 1970s with their celestial afro-jazz sound.
Sinikka Langeland, Scandinavian kantele player, draws deeply on the natural world and the spirit realm.
Alabaster DePlume, idiosyncratic saxophonist and composer, releases more music from the “Gold” sessions.
Yara Asmar is a Lebanese lo-fi home-recording artist playing synthesiser and her grandmothers accordion.
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