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Dope Beats from Brazilian Streets

  Brazil has a powerhouse musical legacy, from Antônio Carlos Jobim to Gilberto Gil, from Jorge Ben Jor to Elis Regina, from João Gilberto to Sérgio Mendes. So a World Cup in Brazil was always going to have an awesome soundtrack. But a new generation of Brazilian musicians is attempting to stake its own claim to […]

‘The Most Dangerous Drummer Alive’

  Chris Dave and the Drumhedz were one of the highlights of the 2014 edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival – a signpost as to where jazz is heading perhaps? If so, his debut offering, simply titled Chris Dave and the Drumhedz Mixtape, might be an indication of what we can expect. [You can […]

Heads Up: Red Hot + Fela, Kinshasa Soukous and Rare Dudu Pukwana and the Jazz Disciples

As Okmalumkoolkat spits on Dirty Paraffin’s D.P.E.P, “You fucking freeloaders, You can download us”, which seems like an appropriate place to begin for this post. Fela Kuti First up there is a great new compilation of Fela Kuti covers coming out October 15th. It’s titled RED HOT + FELA and features thirteen re-workings of Fela […]