NPR: Songs We Love: Noura Mint Seymali, ‘Na Sane’

It was just two years ago that Mauritanian vocalist Noura Mint Seymali hit the international scene — but now, it’s hard to imagine the scope of African music without her. The singer and her band blow listeners away with giddily woozy and dreamlike vocals; blistering guitar played by her husband, Jeiche Ould Chighaly; and the […]

XLR8R: Ozgood ‘No Water No Life’ feat. Yacouba Diarra (Only Now Remix)

As a member of the San Fransisco-based Afrolicious collective and club night, Ozgood (FKA Señor Oz) has displayed a unique penchant for the fusion of disco, house, and funk in his DJ sets. This wide-ranging dance foundation forms the the basis for his combination of live and synthesized sounds, exemplified by Afrolicious’ various residency nights. [Continue Reading/Download]