To mark the release of History, his new album, the "king of mbalax" and former Minister of Culture and Tourism in Senegal has agreed to be Qwest TV's Guest of the Month. Here, he answers our questions.
Music Genre: World
Diwan, the first album by the British duo Shahbaz Hussain and Helen Anahita Wilson, brings together two talented instrumentalists who, although still rather obscure, assert themselves as a duo.
By reediting Demos 1973-75 and Águia Não Come Mosca, Far Out Recordings and Mr Bongo celebrates jazz-funk brazilian band Azymuth and the cult status they have achieved.
The second-wave bossa nova trailblazer will drop Sempre on June 28 via Far Out Recordings.
Discreetly or a solo role, the pathways of the berimbau cross continents, practices and traditions, between the sacred and the profane. From Miles Davis to Danyèl Waro, from Simon Winsé's musical mouth bow to Hermeto Pascoal's musique concrète, the berimbau sometimes drifts where it is not expected to, into realms of experimentation and proud resistance... Here is Qwest TV's overview.
Aziza Brahim had a score to settle with censorship: after a concert in Paris was cancelled following diplomatic pressure, the Sahrawi singer made her return to the capital on April 26, armed with her intense rock blues, her fist raised, victorious.
The singer established herself in a masculine environment, achieving numerous successes in the 1970s. A Carioca icon and tireless activist, she has passed away at the age of seventy-two.
One big hit and there you go. That was Kokoroko’s story in 2018. At the time of writing, "Abusey Junction" has a total of 28 million listens on the platform. It only took one song for popularity to export the octet well beyond the English borders. On the basis of this track addressed to everyone, Kokoroko has been increasing its sell-outs for several months, and is preparing for a summer full of festivals.
With Wasalala, Yobu Maligwa and Yosefe Kalekeni pay their respects to banjo music: an intentional, optimistic, joyful first album, where strings and harmonies give a taste of Malawi.
With 1958, the Cameroonian musician presents his most political record yet: Blick Bassy has put his voice, his gentleness and his Bassa folk in service of the history of the militant activist Ruben Um Nyobè, the forgotten father of Cameroonian independence.