African Gems Vol. 1

There’s something special about the music that comes out of Africa, a wealth of artists, some who have crossed over into Western culture and many who remain undiscovered and unheard.

If you were lucky enough to drop on Ebo Taylor’s set at Dimensions Festival last year then you’ll know how special of an occasion it was. Sean Kuti also followed in his father’s footsteps at Glastonbury last summer with the Egypt 80 band and Hailu Mergia played a typically vibrant set at Field Day this past month. With labels like Awesome Tapes From Africa shedding some light on the vast amount of undiscovered talent, there’s never been a better time to start your African back catalogue. If you’re unsure of where to start we’ll be highlighting some of our favourite African Gems each week. The one thing that is for certain – its guaranteed to make you move.

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