Album Reviews

Sticky Joe - Good Day Remixes & Riddims EP (Self-published)

A few months ago we already presented you Sticky Joe's 'Good Day', and that EP is now followed by 'Good Day Remixes...


Kanazoé Orkestra - Miriya (Buda Musique/Universal)

Seydou Diabate, nicknamed Kanazoé, is a Burkinabe balafon player who moved to France in 2010. For his...


Erik Aliana & Picket - Just My Soul (Buda Musique)

Yours truly got to know Cameroonian singer-songwriter Erik Aliana in 2013 thanks to his 'Just My Country' album. For...


Various Artists - Doing It In Lagos (Soundway Records)

The fact that "world music" has become a very flexible concept is once again proven by Soundway Records' 'Doing It In...


Kadialy Kouyate - Na Kitabo (Self-published)

With 'Na Kitabo' ("my book"), Kadialy Kouyate, a UK-based Senegalese kora-player, does/delivers exactly what's...


Karim Baggili - Apollo You Sixteen (Take The Bus)

If for 2014's 'Kali City', Belgian oud player of Jordanian-Yugoslav origin Karim Baggili, still revisited his roots,...


Azymuth - Fênix (Far Out Recordings)

At Far Out Recordings they had been eagerly anticipating its release for months, and finally the new Azymuth album -...


The Grinders - Way Of The Lion (Down The Bush Records)

Yours truly got to know The Grinders thanks to 2013's 'Let's Keep On Jammin', a collaboration with deejay-veteran U...


Jahneration - Jahneration (Ovastand/Kuroneko)

This self-titled album is the long player debut of Jahneration, two young lions from Paris. Thanks to YouTube and...


Tao Ravao & Thomas Laurent - Au Bout Du Petit Matin ... (Buda Musique)

For this new long player Malagasy multi-instrumentalist Tao Ravao - Ravao debuted on the mandolin, then switched to...


Ras Midas - Rastaman In Exile (JML Records)

More than thirty years after its original release, Ras Midas is finally presenting a reissue of his iconic 'Rastaman...


Various Artists - Macondo Revisitado (Vampisoul/Munster Records)

As subtitle 'The Roots Of Subtropical Music In Uruguay 1975-1979' already implies, for 'Macondo Revisitado',...


Shiny Roots - Sabor A Libertad EP (Self-published)

If you're one of the thousands of annual tourists spending their summer holidays at the Costa Blanca, you can now...


Jstar - Stand To Order (Jstar Records/Self-published)

The music addicts among you will undoubtedly already be familiar with John Ayers aka Jstar, as in the recent years...


Nilamayé - Las Flores Del Sol + Pixvae - Pixvae (Buda Musique)

'Las Flores Del Sol' immediately evokes memories of the work of the queen of Afro-Colombian music: Toto La Momposina,...


Shishani & The Namibian Tales - Itaala (Mundus Production)

With 'Itaala' Belgian-Namibian Shishani Vranckx attempts to put the musical traditions of her motherland - Shishani...


Black Omolo - Roots N Dub EP (Self-published)

Black Omolo was born in Kenya but has been living in Rotterdam in The Netherlands since the age of six. After 'Love...


Nilza Costa - Roots (FonoFabrique)

For the successor of her 2014 effort 'Revolution, Rivoluzione, Revolução', Nilza Costa focused on her...


Kottarashky - Cats, Dogs And Ghosts (Asphalt Tango Records)

With 'Cats, Dogs And Ghosts' Kottarashky takes us to the imaginary Sofia district in New York, where the soundtrack a...


Gaye Su Akyol - Hologram Imparatorluğu (Glitterbeat Records)

'Hologram Imparatorluğu' is the second album by Turkish singer-songwriter Gaye Su Akyol (daughter of painter...