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Oumou Sangaré ‘Yere Faga’ ft. Tony Allen

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Oumou Sangaré ‘Yere Faga’ ft. Tony Allen

One of the greatest living female voices in African music, Oumou Sangaré, has released a video for ' Yere Faga' featuring legendary drummer Tony Allen, from her album Mogoya (meaning 'people today') out on French label Nø Førmat! on 19th May. The video, directed by Chris Saunders, shows a young woman inhabited by the demon of dance in the streets of Bamako. The Malian singer denounces the new curse of Malian society, suicide, and delivers a ...

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30/03/2017
30/03/2017
Yasmine Hamdan ‘Al Jamilat’

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Yasmine Hamdan ‘Al Jamilat’

With her debut solo album Ya Nass (2013), Lebanese singer-songwriter Yasmine Hamdan -  previously a member of cult duo Soap Kills - introduced her personal, modern take on Arabic pop. With her new album Al Jamilat (‘The Beautiful Ones’), released on Crammed Discs, she pursues her musical exploration, while taking a look at the mutations at work within the Arab world. Her unique vision is fully realised in this new album, which she jointly...

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21/03/2017
21/03/2017
Jain @ Village Underground, 20th June

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Jain @ Village Underground, 20th June

The word on Jain has been spreading particularly since the release of her 'Makeba' video late last year, with appearances on US TV and shows art SXSW coming up. She'll be back in the UK for her biggest London show to date, at Village Underground on 20th June  as well as Secret Garden Party in July. If you need a reminder of why you need to catch Jain and her unique global pop fusion, here's a recently released, animated lyric video for 'Mr John...

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15/03/2017
15/03/2017
MHD @ Village Underground, 30th March

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MHD @ Village Underground, 30th March

The young pioneer of the 'Afro-Trap' sound, MHD,  began by amassing followers online before crossing over, and now the rising star is looking something more like a cultural phenomenon. Now he's coming over to London for this first UK, so there's chance to see what the fuss is about.30th March Village Underground London...

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16/02/2017
16/02/2017
Tinariwen ‘Elwan’

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Tinariwen ‘Elwan’

Released on French label Wedge and Recorded in France, Morocco and California, in no small part due to the turmoil engulfing their native Mali, Elwan is a deep, swirling meditation on problems back home and the means one can find to look to the light. Helping to augment Tinariwen's rolling grooves, as compelling on Elwan as they've ever been, are musicians including Kurt Vile - who toured with Imarhan last year - Mark Lanegan and guitarist Matt S...

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10/02/2017
10/02/2017
Music Made In France Rocked The World In 2016

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Music Made In France Rocked The World In 2016

The bureauexport has put together a gorgeous video, soundtracked by Kungs Vs Cookin' On 3 Burners' 'This Girl', showing off some of the global music successes to come out of France last year. It covers artists in genres from pop and dance music to jazz and classical, the emerging Afro-Trap sound courtesy of MHD and even a stage show. As not all of these artists have hit the UK yet you might not be familiar with all of them, so this is the perfec...

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