This week’s Local Eye’s is from Auckland based Nigerian singer / songwriter D.Mathews with his track Omo Yen (That Girl). D.Matthews is known for his idiosyncratic style and abundant charisma, and inspires an audience through his stimulating lyrics and lively blend of Afrobeat/Afopop & Rap. He cites Afrobeat music pioneer & singer, Fela Kuti, Burna Boy […]

This week’s Local Eye’s video is Chika ‘Give It to Dem Bad’ which is taken from her first EP. The project is a unique blend of Rnb and Afrobeat and will be released in July. The project reflects the space of mind the singer was in before she says she “woke the f*** up” (her […]

WOMAD has just announced seven new performers to a lineup already brimming with top tier talent. The first all-women Mariachi group Flor de Toloache will be joined by Maghrebi/European outfit Ifriqiyya Electrique who infuse industrial post-punk and techno with the traditional Banga music of the Tunisian desert. KermesZ à l’Est, eight long-haired metallers without guitars […]

‘Noctures’ is the collaboration between producer Bromelain (Nick Hyder) and African musician Sam Manzanza (father of Myele Manzanza). The release features 3 alternate mixes of the same tune, all with their own distinct flavour: the club friendly ‘Tech Mix’, the livelier percussive ‘Afrobeat mix’, and the deeper Rhythm & Sound-esque ‘Dub mix’. “This collaboration is […]

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