Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime in conversation
PASS live in Paris back at 4pm today.
The invention of Africa by Franco & T.P.OK Jazz
Rhythmatisms: 1979-87 kongotronic funkexperiments by Ray Lema A’nsi Nzinga
polyfonic singing, rumba guitars and uncompromising analog electronics… #Kongology. Listen for Ray Lema during the PASS Paris POP-UP streaming live from today until Saturday, more info here.
For Liepollo Rantekoa
all the music this week, to help carry the spirit of our dear sister, recently departed. With supreme love.
Chasin the trane, still
COLTRANE DAY continues..
In defence of the films we’ve made
Thursday’s Church – family according to Kelan Phil Cohran
A tribute to the life & work of Franco
François Luambo Makiadi—best known simply as Franco—needs no introduction. Guitarist, singer, bandleader, composer, Congo colossus, sorcerer of the guitar, the Grand Maitre. Together with his band, Tout Puissant Orchestre Kinois Jazz, or TPOK Jazz, he transformed music – combining African sounds, Caribbean rumba and American jazz and R&B into the sweet exuberance, and palpable, contagious optimism, dense polyrhythmic textures and sharp social and political critique of Congolese rumba and soukous. Twenty three years after his death in Belgium in 1989, …
Chief Priest, DJ Ntone on the decks bringing you your weekly dose of shuffering, shmiling, soulful, celebratory sounds.