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Lakuta

by Editor | 7th April 2017

Founded by Brighton based percussionist and composer Cicely Taylor (AKA Congalita), Lakuta are a transnational group formed by members from Europe, Africa and South America. The inevitable combination of rhythmic and aesthetic styles that comes from the group’s makeup makes them a perfect addition not only to the soul revival circuit but also to summer […]

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MVROE

by Editor | 5th April 2017

Constituting a fifth of Kenya’s envelope-pushing EA Wave collective, MVROE is helping bring a new sound to the streets of Nairobi. Using auto-tune to augment his laid-back flow, MVROE draws on his background as a drummer and DJ to make tracks which make best use of the barest elements. His latest single ‘Karma’ came out […]

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Disco Vumbi – Alai K

by Editor | 7th February 2017

The name Disco Vumbi comes from a 1970s Kenyan phrase for ‘when people would go out to a dance in the streets and come home covered in dust’. Which is probably what you’re going to feel like doing when you hear the music of the modern Disco Vumbi, aka Kenyan artist Alai K. A former […]

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Lakuta

by Editor | 7th April 2017

Founded by Brighton based percussionist and composer Cicely Taylor (AKA Congalita), Lakuta are a transnational group formed by members from Europe, Africa and South America. The inevitable combination of rhythmic and aesthetic styles that comes from the group’s makeup makes them a perfect addition not only to the soul revival circuit but also to summer […]

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Premiere: LV remix Afriquoi

by Editor | 30th June 2016

MusicMap is delighted to present our first ever premiere, courtesy of Afriquoi. The London-based collective’s global, forward-thinking approach finds an energising outlet on ‘Shika Kamba’, which features award-winning Kenyan vocalist Maia von Lekow and has now been given a spiralling, …

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