world music

Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

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.
Robert Christgau
2.19.19
Holy Shit

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.
Lawrence Burney
3.31.17
Premieres

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.
Kim Kelly
3.17.17
Features

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.
Josh Baines
2.23.17
Interviews

ILAM Is Building A Musical Foundation on Hope

"Without water, nothing can survive. Water is vital. Water is hope for a good harvest."
Sharonne Cohen
11.25.16
Noisey Next

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.
Lawrence Burney
11.10.16
Premieres

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.
Lawrence Burney
10.14.16
world music

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.
Olivia Marks
6.14.16
Music

VICE Meets The Flamingods

We talk cultural appropriation, psychedelic daydreams and dating shows with the Dubai-London band.
Sirin Kale
11.6.15
thump exclusive mix

Awesome Angolan Afro DJ Pupo's Come Through With 45 Minutes of Madness

Awesome MP3s from Africa.
Josh Baines
5.12.15
Words

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.
VICE Thump
1.28.15
Thinkpieces And Shit

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.
1.27.15
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