Sinkane: Everybody

Musician/vocalist (and band director of the Atomic Bomb! Band) Sinkane (aka Ahmed Gallab) has just released “Everybody,” an upbeat, powerful and political anthem brimming with words of encouragement and hope. Jubilant drums back layered vocals, and the song blends krautrock, Sudanese pop, afrobeat and more for an incredibly lively tune. The Bruno Ferreira-directed video features scenes from Escola de Samba Paraíso do Tuiuti in Rio …

Premiere: “Ngwa” by Blick Bassy

Bassa vocals and a stunning, narrative-driven music video dedicated to anti-colonial leader Ruben Um Nyobé

An ode to Ruben Um Nyobé, the anti-colonialist leader of the Popular Union of Cameroon, Blick Bassy’s latest track grapples with the telling of a historic tale. Sung in Bassa, Bassy’s ancestral language, “Ngwa” reclaims an important moment for Cameroon and does so with the utmost beauty and honesty. As the narrative (usually told and taught from the opposing, French perspective) unfolds amidst the spectacular natural landscapes of …