Bringing together the UK's vibrant African music scene
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.
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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.
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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