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Celebrates Africa!

Africa has the most diverse and exciting music on the planet.
Discover the latest releases – from Africa, the diaspora and homegrown talent in the UK with an African flavour!
Keep up with what’s on – with our events and concert guide dedicated to African music.
Enjoy our playlists – of songs from the latest African music releases and artists on stage in the UK.

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Orchestra Boabab UK Tour dates
UK Tour


2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Orchestra Baobab, one of Africa’s greatest bands. Their euphonious fusion of Afro-Latin, west african and international styles is adored both at home in Senegal and across the world.

To celebrate this momentous milestone, World Circuit records are re-releasing their 2002 ‘Specialist In All Styles’ album for the first time on vinyl and the group will be touring the UK in March 2022 – NOT TO BE MISSED!
Full details here.

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The Rumba Kings – Movie premier – London 3, November 2021

The Rumba Kings is a joyous exploration of the liberating power of music.
A celebration of a musical identity forged through the fight for freedom in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the 1950s, when the country was a Belgian colony, a generation of Congolese musicians fused traditional African rhythms with Afro-Cuban music to create the electrifying beat of Congolese Rumba.

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Album Review

Syssi Mananga – Mopepe Mama Album Review

The latest album by singer-songwriter Syssi Mananga is an absolute gem.

Her soulful voice is emotive and powerful.

Through her own personal journey the songs pay tribute to womanhood and explore her Belgium-Congolese roots.

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New Release

Acholi Machon – Sons of South Sudan

Acholi Machon hail from the youngest nation on earth, South Sudan, and to celebrate the nation’s 10th anniversary of independence on 9 July, they will release their new EP ‘Sons of South Sudan’ on the same day.

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