Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita connect two ancient musical traditions separated by a vast ocean on Clychau Dibon. The cultures of Wales and Senegal may differ, but these artists share their musical histories with honesty and enthusiasm.
Who could guess calypso would find an audience in Berlin? The sound of Trinidad during the mid-twentieth century is thriving in a city known for its diverse party scene.
The international appreciation for Afrobeat continues to grow as more and more of it is unearthed. This compelling set is driven by infectious basslines, warbly keyboards, fuzzy guitars and tight rhythms.
If you find yourself at an all night party in Niamey, chances are Tal National will be there. Famous for intense, five-hour sets, Tal National is currently the most copied ensemble in Niger. When they release a song, other bands in the area record a version and claim it as their own.
When Islamic militants imposed sharia law across Northern Mali in April 2012, musicians responded with…