The UK's

African Music

Guide

Bringing together the UK's vibrant African music scene

Calabash!
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 gig 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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IBALI releases single ‘Revelation’ A trumpet call to the youth of Africa

IBALI is a renowned Cameroonian musician and songwriter who uses his music as a weapon for change. With a blend of Makossa, Jazz and Afrobeat; with shades of Fela Kuti, his latest single release ‘Revelation’ deplores the reality of bad leaders, poor health care, infrastructure and education across Africa. The poignant video of this release certainly adds weight to the cause – watch it here

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Album of the month african music guide
Album of the Month

Album of the Month – January 2021

Urban Village are a quartet who grew up in the township of Soweto at the tail end of apartheid. Creating a unique spin on South Africa’s multiple musical genres, ‘Udondolo’ explores traditional Maskandi, zulu guitar, and jazz whilst blending their own indie folk with soulful harmonies that pays homage to the culture and people of Soweto.

Stay home, get cosy and embrace the potent and seductive melodies of Urban Village; you just might forget about the big bad world out there for a while.

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