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Bassekou Kouyate – Jama Ko

„Jama ko means great meeting of people: You may be rich or poor, muslim or christian let‘s get together and enjoy ourselves. Jama ko, c’est pour tous le monde“, says Bassekou explaining the title of his new album.

Aero Manyelo – Kasi Vibes

South African house is going electro and Aero Manyelo is at the forefront of it. With Kasi Vibes the South African producer und Dj takes you right into a typical Township party.

Rokia Traoré – Beautiful Africa

“I really like rock,” says Rokia Traoré about her new album Beautiful Africa, “and it was because of rock that I wanted to play music, but I didn’t want to make rock and roll in the Western tradition … I wanted something that’s rock and roll but still Malian and still me.”

Golden Beirut – New Sounds from Lebanon

The CD focuses on a young generation that is tired of war, fed up with politics, sick of religious madness, and angry about Euro-American exoticism.

Jupiter & Okwess Inter.- Hotel Univers

Jupiter Bokondji is the charismatic leader of the band Okwess International and an outstanding representative of this innovative street music scene. Internationally this scene became well-known through the success of the band Staff Benda Bilili and there are close ties between the two.”

BLNRB – Welcome to the Madhouse

Something happened during those long nights in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. Something new. It was a meeting of two aesthetics, two club music genres; in some way two continents.