world music


Robert Christgau on Jazz-Rock Staple Harriet Tubman

The Dean takes a trip around the world this week, reviewing albums from Brazil's Thiago Nassif, New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band, and Haiti's RAM.


North London's Mazi Chukz Encompasses the West African Diaspora with "Gyaldem Sugar"

The song features elements of R&B, Afro Fusion, dancehall, and more.


This Neofolk Odyssey 'Metanoia' Brings Hungarian Folklore to Life

Stream the ethereal new album from long-running Hungarian neofolk duo The Moon and the Nightspirit.


Did the Remote Island of Cape Verde Really Reshape Electronic Music Forever?

We spoke to the compiler of a new compilation which tracks the interplay between the music of the island and the wider world—and uncovers an alternate history.


ILAM Is Building A Musical Foundation on Hope

"Without water, nothing can survive. Water is vital. Water is hope for a good harvest."


Mr. Eazi Wants to Connect a Billion People Through Afrobeats

How the former college party promoter took a calculated risk to become West Africa's next star.


PREMIERE: Davido and Tinashe Have a Date on the Beach in His New Video, "How Long"

The Afrobeats superstar's new EP, 'Son of Mercy' arrives tomorrow.


Thristian Richards is the DJ Getting to the Heart of World Music

We chatted to the DJ about how he joins musical dots on a global scale.


VICE Meets The Flamingods

We talk cultural appropriation, psychedelic daydreams and dating shows with the Dubai-London band.


How Black Coffee Rose from South Africa's Townships to Become the King of Afro-House

With a North American tour and parties in Ibiza under his belt, Black Coffee is fighting for South African artists to be recognized beyond the reductive "world music" label.


Manu Chao is Music's Last True Radical

Peter Culshaw trails the enduring troubadour, from a Saharan refugee camp to a mental asylum in Argentina.