m u s i c : FINDING FELA Soundtrack & Documentary

July 8, 2014

Every home should own music from Fela. So here it is Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Fela Kuti & Africa 70/ Nigeria 70/ Egypt 80, Koola Lobitos and the Fela! Band (from the musical) with special guest Femi Kuti Out 1 September 2014 (view trailer HERE).
Dogwoof presents
FINDING FELA
A film by Alex Gibney
In UK cinemas 5 September 2014
Plus special preview screening 4 September at the BFI London (part of African Odysseys season)

Academy Award® winning director Alex Gibney returns to UK screens this autumn with ‘Finding Fela’, an utterly compelling and hypnotic …

FELA KUTI ‘The Best Of The Black President 2′

January 16, 2013

FELA KUTI
‘The Best Of The Black President 2′
Release date: 4 March 2013
2CD Standard edition (KFR1029-2)/ 2CD + DVD Deluxe edition (KFR1029-5)/ Download (KFR1029-0)
Knitting Factory Records/ Kalakuta Sunrise – Distributed by PIAS
Nigerian icon and Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti passed away 15 years ago but to this day his legacy lives on across the globe with his still-relevant, forthright political views and powerful music. The complete works of Fela, consisting of almost 50 albums, are now being re-packaged, with in-depth track commentaries written by Afrobeat historian Chris May, and prepared for a …

Gil Scott-Heron THE REVOLUTIONS BEGINS

January 3, 2013

The world is a much richer place for the life of Gil Scott-Heron. Not only a truly great artist, but someone who oozed cool without even trying. With so many compilations around and many landing on our desks we tend not to post many, but this………. This you must have in your collection. Ace Records have done it again a 3 CD box set of some unbelivable music.
(Excerpt below from their web site written by Dean Rudland / photo © Chuck Stewart)
The three albums Gil Scott-Heron recorded for Bob Thiele’s …

The Artist Formerly Known as Mos Def

September 19, 2012

Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def, remade himself by working his lines on TV (last season’s Dexter), on Broadway (A Free Man of Color), and now in fashion—he’s a collaborator at N.Y.C. shop Ale et Ange. The jacket, shirt, hat, and pants are all Ale et Ange.
Regarding the name change, Yasiin told GQ ”I began to fear that Mos Def was being treated as a product, not a person, so I’ve been going by Yasiin since ’99. At first it was just for friends and family, but now I’m declaring it openly.”
The Q&A is …

MUSIC: Azymuth Legend Bertrami Dies…

July 12, 2012

Jose Roberto Bertrami, one of Brazil’s most celebrated pianists and a revolutionary musician, sadly passed away in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday July 8, 2012 at the age of 66.
Keyboardist, composer and leader of the inimitable Brazilian trio Azymuth, Ze Roberto is known for creating the mesmerising and genre blending samba doido (crazy samba) a mix of samba, jazz, funk and rock with an infectious swing and has had a huge influence on Brazilian music through his solo projects, collaborations and session work. One of the Brazilian greats, he is …

Tyler, the Creator – 2012 Summer Camp Mix

July 6, 2012

Grab it HERE

DJ EDU presents T.I.A. (This Is Afrobeats.Vol 1)

June 19, 2012

T.I.A. is the soundtrack of the modern, contemporary and aspirational
African diaspora.
Compiled by BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ EDU who has been at the forefront
of this movement since the conception of UK’s flagship urban radio
station 10 years ago. On his debut compilation he curates some of the
scenes best and most exciting names from across the continent – the
future stars, the current anthems and ofcourse landmark releases.
T.I A. This Is Africa
Tracklisting:
1: Victoria Kimani “Ayaya (Stronga Dan Eva)” Original
2: Naeto C “Ten Over Ten”
3: Sham Pain “Sarewa”
4: Duncan Mighty “ Hand Of Jesus”
5: Asem …

Wu Tang Clan 4Ever

June 19, 2012

Wu-Tang Clan legend GZA aka The Genius is to release his critical acclaimed classic solo album ‘Liquid Swords’ in this 2xCD deluxe box set. This box set is to be released by Get On Down on July 24th.

THEOPHILUS LONDON & A$AP ROCKY

June 15, 2012

 
“BIG SPENDER” – THEOPHILUS LONDON & A$AP ROCKY
Indie hip-hop artist Theophilus London recently spent some time in the studio with ASAP Mob member ASAP Rocky (Rakim Mayers). The result is this oh-so-fresh hiphop track turned jazzy with this Shirley Bassey sample from the same-titled song.
 Big Spender Ft. Theophilus London

Africa and electro-pop

June 12, 2012

Music art & fashion collide. More information at www.taali-m.com & www.pierre-christophe.com