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Natacha Atlas to Return with New Album in September
It’s been five years since Belgium-born Egyptian singer Natacha Atlas released her last studio album, 2010’s Mounqaliba. In September she’ll return with a brand-new album produced and arranged by Lebanese jazz trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf. The two artists met in Istanbul during a concert performance together with Tunisian oud player Smadj.
5/21/15
  Angélique Kidjo Awarded Music Degree
Beninese singer, artist and activist Angélique Kidjo has been awarded an honorary doctor of music degree from Yale University. Kidjo, a longtime UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Batonga Foundation, an organization designed to empower young women and girls in Africa through higher education, received the honor at the university’s commencement on May 18th.
5/21/15
     
 

 

     
Tony Allen Collaborates with Adunni & Nefretiti on Latest Single
Tony Allen’s latest single is “Ire Omo” featuring the Nigerian all-female folk singing group Adunni & Nefretiti. The track is taken from the afrobeat legend’s tenth studio album Film of Life on JazzVillage. Allen’s percussive polyrhythms, mixed with a chorus of female voices and tight horn arrangements sound reminiscent of afrobeat’s golden age.
5/18/15
  Novalima Honor Percussionist on New Single
Novalima have announced they will be releasing their newest offering Planetario on June 16th via Wonderwheel Recordings. The album’s debut single, “Como Yo” honors the legendary Peruvian percussionist and longtime band member Mangue Vasquez who passed away in 2014. The life affirming lyrics are underscored by rolling percussion, twinkling synths, and a celebratory sing-song chant chorus: Gozen la vida como yo – Enjoy life, like I do.
5/7/15
     
     
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