After more twists and turns in his recent record label adventures than the sale of Liverpool FC, it’s great to get a new album from Femi KutiRead more "Femi Kuti – Africa for Africa"
One of the year’s undisputed highlights so far. A joy from beginning to end. Diverse, funky, challenging and freshRead more "Mdungu – Afro What?"
WOMAD sported one of its best line-ups in years to its largest audience to date for a memorable weekend in the sunshine. Salif Keita, Angelique Kidjo, Femi Kuti, Gotan project… the list goes on and onRead more "WOMAD 2006 – Live Review"
This is not the first afrobeat compilation, nor is it even the first to feature remixes by well-known DJs but you do get an eclectic selection of afrobeat classics and there are big guns aplenty on the remix CD including Paul OakenfoldRead more "V/A – Sound Affects Malmaison (Volume 1 Africa)"
Earlier this evening, master afrobeat drumer Tony Allen played a flawless gig although his collaborators were rather less reliableRead more "Tony Allen – Live at the Barbican"
After the famine comes the feast. Coinciding with the Fela festivities at the Barbican, this Afrobeat collection has distinguished itself in a suddenly crowded field with two unique selling points…Read more "V/A – Essential Afrobeat"
Femi Kuti has been as blessed by the prodigious talent running through his veins as he has been cursed by living in a creative world circumscribed by everyone’s expectations of him as the son of the extraordinary Fela Kuti.Read more "Femi Kuti – Africa Shrine"