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New African Music

Looking for new African music? Here’s our regularly updated list of African flavoured album releases in 2021.  
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New African Albums

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Month – May 2021
Artist – Mdou Moctar (Niger)
Title – Afrique Victime
Label – Matador Records
Genre – Desert Blues/ Tuareg

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Month – April 2021
Artist – Samba Touré (Mali)
Title – Binga
Label – Glitterbeat Records
Genre – Desert Blues/Malian Blues /Songhoy

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Month – April 2021
Artist –  Toumani Diabaté & The London Symphony Orchestra (Mali/UK)
Title – Kôrôlén
Label – World Circuit
Genre – Traditional/Classical/Kora

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Month – April 2021
Artist –  Ballaké Sissoko (Mali)
Title – Djourou
Label – No Format
Genre – Fusion/Kora

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Month – March 2021
Artist – Stella Chiweshe  ( Zimbabwe )
Title – Ambuya! (Remastered)
Label – Piranha Records
Genre – Roots/Mbira

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Month – March 2021
Artist –  Kiazi Malonga (Congo/USA )
Title – Tembo Kia Ngoma
Label – Redtone Records
Genre – Traditional/Roots/Ngoma

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Month – March 2021
Artist – Adjiri Odametey (Ghana)
Title – EKONKLO
Label – Africmelo Records
Genre –  Folk/World/Fusion

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Month – March 2021
Artist – Beaters (South Africa)
Title – Harari (reissue)
Label – Matsuli Music
Genre – Afro/Jazz/Funk/Soul 

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Month – March 2021
Artist – Harari (South Africa)
Title – Rufaro/Happiness (reissue)
Label – Matsuli Music
Genre – Afro/Jazz/Funk/Soul 

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Month – March 2021
Artist – Electric Jalaba
(Morocco/UK)
Title – El Hal / The Feeling
Label – Strut Records
Genre – Electronic/Gnawa/Funk

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Month – February 2021
Artist – Afrika Mamas (South Africa)
Title – Ilanga / The Sun
Label – ARC Music
Genre – Cappella/Zulu

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Month – February 2021
Artist –  Afro Cluster (UK)
Title – The Reach
Label – n/a
Genre – Afrobeat/Hip-hop/Jazz-Funk

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Month – February 2021
Artist – Dorothee Munyaneza (Rwanda/UK)
Title – Dorothee Munyaneza
Label – Luminary Records
Genre – Dance/World Music

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Month – February 2021
Artist – Wau Wau Collectif (Senegal)
Title – Yaral Sa Doom
Label – Sahel Sounds
Genre – Spritual jazz/ Sufi/Reggae/Dub

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Month – February 2021
Artist – Anansy Cissé (Mali)
Title – Anoura
Label – Riverboat records
Genre – Desert Blues/Malian Blues

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Month – February 2021
Artist – Stone Town Rockerz (Zanzibar)
Title – Kuna Kichwa
Label – The Compound Records
Genre – Highlife/Reggae/Soul/Afrobeat

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Month – February 2021
Artist – 4 Mars (Djibouti)
Title – (Djibouti Archives Vol. 1) Super Somali Sounds from the Gulf of Tadjoura
Label – Ostinato Records
Genre – Jazz/Reggae/Afrobeat/East Africa

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Month – February 2021
Artist – Made Kuti & Fela Kuti
(Nigeria)
Title – Legacy +: For​(​e​)​ward
Label – Partisan Records
Genre – Afrobeat

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Month – February 2021
Artist – Dakar Audio Club
(Mali/Senegal/UK)
Title – Legacy +: For​(​e​)​ward
Label – So, Let’s Talk
Genre – Afrofusion/Desert Blues/Highlife/Reggae

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Month – January 2021
Artist – Nahawa Doumbia
(Mali)
Title – Kanawa
Label – Awesome Tapes From Africa
Genre – Wassoulou /Pop/Blues

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Month – January 2021
Artist – Urban Village
(South Africa)
Title – Udondolo
Label – No Format
Genre – Zulu/indie-folk/maskandi/jazz, 

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Month – January 2021
Artist – Alostmen
(Ghana)
Title – Kologo
Label – Strut records
Genre -Traditional/Roots/Kologo

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Month – January 2021
Artist – Azmari
(Belgium)
Title – Samā’ī
Label – Sdban Ultra
Genre -Ethiojazz/Fusion/
Dub/Psychfunk

Have we missed any new African music ?
We cannot possibly list every new release, this is only what we discover and enjoy.
To add any new African music releases, please contact Den@africanmusicguide.co.uk
with the details and we will happily add it to Calabash!

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