TwoManTing - Say What? (2bootmusic)
For TwoManTing (not to be confused with Two Man Sound, one of the numerous projects by musical centipede Lou Deprijck) Jah-man Aggrey and Jon Lewis join forces.
Shaman Culture - 100 États D'Âme (Self-published/Musicast Distribution)
On their second album, Shaman Culture, a multicultural seven piece band from Gif-sur-Yvette (a town about twenty-five kilometers southwest of Paris), burst with positive energy.
Igor Vince - Let's Do It (Binta Sound)
For years Serbian singer and multi-instrumentalist Igor Vince toured with well-known world music stars like Fatoumata Diawara, Tony Allen or Femi Kuti, but in 2011 he decided to start focusing on a career of his own.
Palenque La Papayera - Ramon En Palenque (Buda Musique/Socadisc)
Even though Palenque La Papayera is a Swiss band from Geneva, their sound is undoubtedly Colombian and immediately reminded yours of Toto La Momposina's repertoire.
Verse iTal - Truth & Substance EP (MacLes Music Factory/Culture Rock Records)
Even though Trinidadian singjay Verse iTal (born Stefan Wilson) has already been musically active since 2008, his career really gained momentum after his victory at the most recent edition of the BeneluXXL Reggae Contest.
Baba Sissoko - Three Gees (Blind Faith Records)
Baba Sissoko is a descendant of a Malian griot clan and is a master on the tama or talking drum.
Sr. Wilson - Paso Firme (MAD91)
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Nish Wadada meets Delmighty Sounds - Queens & Kings EP (Delmighty Sounds)
Nish Wadada (born Eunice Vieira), is a Dutch singer of Cape Verdean descent from Rotterdam, quickly making a name for herself in the European roots and dub scene.
Dubmatix - The French Sessions (Soulbeats Records)
'The French Sessions' is one of those releases with a title that already says it all.
Various Artists - Brazilika: 20th Year Anniversary Album, Celebrating The Best Of Far Out + Various Artists - Amplificador: Novíssima Música Brasileira, The Brazilian 10's Generation (Far Out Recordings)
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the label, label-boss Joe Davis - according to Gilles Peterson: ".
Monoswezi - Monoswezi Yanga (Riverboat Records/World Music Network)
Monoswezi is an African-European formation with members from Norway, Sweden and Mozambique, Zimbabwe; take the first two letters of each country and you get: Monoswezi! A central place Monoswezi's sound is reserved for the mbira of Hope Masika, who, for her lyrics, draws on traditional folk songs from Shona culture.
Jus Goodie - On Time + Oogee Wawa - More Sand Than Money (Rebel Sound Records)
Rebel Sound Records, the American label which recently offered us 'Just Passing Through', the new album by rocksteady duo Keith & Tex, now also presents releases by Jus Goodie and Oogee Wawa.
Morgan Heritage - Strictly Roots (CTBC/Heartbeat Europe/Rounder)
For what is already their tenth long player, Morgan Heritage ended their longstanding relationship with VP Records and established their own CTBC (Cool To Be Conscious) label.
Capital Letters - Vinyard (Greensleeves)
Barely two months after the release of 'Wolverhampton', the "new" album by Capital Letters on the Reggae Archive Records label which in the end turned out to be a reworking of their 2011 'Planet Earth' album, Greensleeves now presents this reissue of 'Vinyard', the band's second from 1982.
Sens Unique - Am'bras (Self-published)
On 'Envie', the 2012 debut EP by Sens Unique, their "world folk rock à la française" hinted at genres like folk, tango and even reggae, and that recipe is continued on 'Am'bras', the band's first full-fledged album.
Soulmedic - Fyah Forward (Jah Kebra Music)
Those of you interested in getting to know new artists, we can highly recommend 'Fyah Forward' by Soulmedic.
Joggo - Conscious Love (Joggo Music Productions)
On 'Conscious Love', his second long player, Dutch-Surinamese reggae artist Joggo delivers exactly what the album title promises: a mix of conscious roots tracks ('Come Down', 'Revolution Warriors', 'Rasta Deh Pan The Rise'.
Barrington Levy - Acousticalevy (Heartbeat Europe/Rounder)
For the first time since 1998's 'Living Dangerously', Barrington Levy took to the studio again for the recording of a new album.
Sacri Cuori - Delone (Glitterbeat Records) + Opez - Dead Dance (Agogo Records)
If the past few months Glitterbeat Records took us far off and exotic places like Mali and Thailand, then for its latest release the label remained a little closer to home.
Zebras Are Timeless - 99 (Self-published)
Zebras Are Timeless is a five-piece mestizo band from Deinze, with '99' presenting their debut album.