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.
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.
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Awesome Angolan Afro DJ Pupo's Come Through With 45 Minutes of Madness
Awesome MP3s from Africa.
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.
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.