The Kafundó label releases their latest volume of Brazilian afrobeat, while the inheritor of the original genre in Nigeria, Seun Kuti, graced Dublin with two fiery performances last weekend.
Imarhan are hard-rocking Tuaregs from Southern Algeria.
BCUC, or Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, are a very interesting prospect from Soweto.
Toko Telo are a Madagascan trio featuring two of the island’s top guitarists - D’Gary and Joël Rabesolo, together with renowned singer Monica Njava.
Baloji is a Belgian-Congolese rapper and lyricist, and the track featured has a stunning video - https://youtu.be/TzHM_JLgqO0
Invisible System is the calling card of Dan Harper - Ethiopian, and now Malian, musical explorer.
Ostinato Records have turned their curatorial skills to Sudan and the unique driving tambour music of Abu Obaida Hassan.
The Turbans are an 11-piece multicultural London outfit in praise of Hackney!
Eugenia Georgieva is a Bulgarian singer and one-time member of the Perunika Trio.
Yiddish Glory is the extraordinary story of the miraculous survival of Jewish music from the horrors of World War II.
The Brazilian session includes Sao Paulo rapper, Tassia Reis; singer-songwriter-producer, Curumin; reggae-psychedelia duo, Criolina; and two albums from the +2 stable, that is the second generation contemporary Tropicalia wave, represented here by Domenico Lancellotti and Kassin… with Moreno Veloso not too far away.
From Galicia, Sangre de Muerdago is the vehicle of Pablo C. Ursusson, composer, painter, sculptor, lyricist, free soul, and traveller of the deep forests and seven seas!