Mauricio Pacheco’s passion for Angolan music has flowered into a wonderful album of reinterpretations of classic Angolan tunes by the cutting edge of Brazil’s underground sceneRead more "Comfusoes – from Angola to Brasil with Producer Mauricio Pacheco"
We have given away three copies of this elegantly seductive introduction to the work of Daby Balde (a rising star in Dakar, a soon-to-be star everywhere else).Read more "Introducing Daby Balde – Competition Closed"
If you wanted to make a CD of the last year of tunes for Fly from a global perspective, you would struggle to do better than this outstanding compilation. A vast amount of music goes to Charlie, gets listened to and filtered for his shows and then filtered again for his compilations. This really is […]Read more "V/A – Sound of the World (Compiled by Charlie Gillett)"
“My role is to say what I think as a teacher, and that is the role of a musician in my culture. If you look at the music of Bob Marley, for example, you will find that his reggae is a direct descendent of a Senegalese style, but it is the message in the lyrics […]Read more "Laye Sow – From Nomad to Womad and Back Again"
Baaba Maal is Africa’s most important musician. He is unmatched in the most traditional or in the hippest of projects. He’s as highly regarded at home as he is abroad and he’s a tireless spokesperson for ordinary Africans. He gave Fly one of the few interviews he did during his recent visit to LondonRead more "Baaba Maal – Voice of a Continent"
Mory Kanté will always be known as the man who unleashed Yéké Yéké on the world — dance music would never be the same and neither would African music. After half a dozen albums in the same vein and two decades later, he follows Salif Keita, Youssou N’Dour and Khaled in producing a more roots-oriented […]Read more "Mory Kante – Sabou"