The first two albums of Dur-Dur Band have been reissued by Analog Africa, a bold and compelling label that seeks to transport us back to a golden age.
The Queen of Mbira, Stella Chiweshe, reveals eight unpublished titles in Kasahwa: Early Singles, a powerfully spiritual CD on the Glitterbeat label, not to be missed.
Beatmaker and DJ Captain Planet unveils Mystery Trip Vol. 2 on Bastard Jazz Recordings. The album is a go-between where the continents meet and made-to-measure rarities and rhythm n’ beats come together.
The World Circuit label is re-issuing a new wonder: the only solo album by the iconic bassist and backbone of the Buena Vista Social Club’s creations, Orlando “Cachaïto” Lopez.
At age 82, Ebo Taylor, the king of highlife, presents Yen Ara, a blazingly energetic album.
The World Circuit label is re-releasing Ali Farka Touré’s The Source, a major album at the junction of the blues.
British label World Circuit Records has reissued Cheikh Lô’s very first cassette—Né La Thiass—on vinyl. It’s an original essence produced in 1995 by an inspired Youssou N’Dour in his studio, Xippi à Dakar, with the help of the musicians of Super Etoile.