rivière noire


The Riviere Noire band consists of Orlando Morais, Jean Lamoot, Pascal Danaé from Paris, Rio and Bamako, is about to release their first EP. Below you can watch a live performance of their song “Bate Longe”, featuring Kasse Mady Diabate. The band wrote the song 15 minutes before Kasse Mady stepped in the studio. Pre-order now on Amazon. Out 20th Januar 2014 on Atmosphériques/Sony Music.

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red hot + fela


RED HOT dropped their upcoming Fela Kuti tribute album entitled “RED HOT + FELA”. The compilation is set to have various contemporary musicians and recording artists pay homage to the late great Fela Kuti, who unexpectedly passed away from complications brought on by the AIDS virus in 1997. The album features thirteen Fela tracks, all remade by popular artist from the likes of legendary afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen, fellow drummer ?uestlove of The Roots, TV On The Radio members, Baloji, Nneka, Spoek Mathambo, Just A Band, Zaki Ibrahim, Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo and Akua Naura. The album is out on Knitting Factory Records. Order direct or on iTunes.

Get a free download of “Buy Africa” featuring Baloji & L’Orchestre De La Katuba and Kuku here. The album is avaiable for streaming via npr.

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jukebox mambo

Jukebox Mambo

Following up on the success of Jazzman RecordsJukebox Jam” album of vintage juke joint and bar room sounds, compiler and DJ Liam Large digs even deeper to put together “Jukebox Mambo” a diverse set of dynamite R&B sides, all built around Afro-Cuban, Latin and Caribbean rhythms. CD with 16 page booklet Deluxe Double Gatefold LP with liners, pics and full colour insert Super Deluxe “Musical Book” vintage style hardcover book containing 6×10” records, colour booklet insert with liners and pics and four bonus tracks! Available November on Jazzman Records.

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everybody loves the sunshine

Medline - Everybody Loves The Sunshine

Beatmaker and DJ from France Medline is paying tribute to the jazz funk originators. If you liked Medline’s take on the Stylistics classic „People Make The World Go Round“ then you might also dig his new 45 cover version of Roy Ayers’ „Everybody Loves The Sunshine“ with Roni Alkekengi on vocals. Full album is coming this fall. Purchase via MPM Store and listen below.

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a soul cal disco special

Egon's Radio Nova Mix - A Soul Cal Disco Special

France’s Radio Nova just broadcast Egon’s exclusive Soul Cal mix stream it below or via Radio Nova’s podcast page. Included in the mix are a few unique companions to our definitive survey of America’s best, independent, 70s soul-ensembles, “Soul Cal” in stores now.

Egon’s Radio Nova Mix – A Soul Cal Disco Special
1. Anubis – Anubis
2. Cross Bronx Expressway – Help Your Brother
3. Apple & Three Oranges – Love Brings Out The Best In You
4. Hamilton Movement – She’s Gone
5. Key & Cleary – What It Takes To Live (from Soul Cal)
6. Mixed Feelings – Sha La La (from Soul Cal)
7. Elephant Sunrise – Sugar Free
8. Courtial – Losing You
9. Pure Essence – Wake Up (from Soul Cal)
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