Yassin Bey's Kenyan show had been a year in the making, but when he finally came down (or up), he performed to an audience of 1000, joined in a talk with other creatives at Pawa254 and got some time off on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar.
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In the May edition of Africa Is Hot, Amal is in full charge of the decks conquering time & space with a selection of off-center grooves from all over the map. In the second hour, Juma4 (aka dj Gioumanne) joins all the way from Nairobi - which is actually...
Amsterdam's one-of-a-kind radio station Red Light Radio is the home to our monthly radio show, Africa Is Hot. Hosts J4 and Amal play a diverse pick of new and vintage tunes, not informed by what everybody listens to, but stepping out of the path of predictability.
On 18 February, Nairobi Rapsody in partnership with Africanhiphop.com presents the world premier of Blitz the Ambassador's new album Diasporadical in Nairobi, Kenya.
From Gabon & France comes TE2S, a group of five members with an energy similar to that of the legendary Saian Supa Crew.
In 2002, Kenya's first major hip hop crew Kalamashaka were at the peak of their fame and creativity. With the popularity of their anthem 'Ni wakati' still intact, they took off to Sweden for a multi city tour. After twelve years, a lost mini-documentary about their first international tour...
The second edition of Africa Is Hot is a journey into the full bandwidth of African music. Starting from hip hop - Fid Q's brand new tune 'Bongo hip hop' - we explore reggae, Congolese music, old school Ghanaian tunes, soukous and African house.
Our mixtape series focusing on forgotten and undiscovered 80s Afro grooves is now three volumes deep. Afro Cosmic Club brings uptempo grooves from early- to mid-1980s urban Africa and the Afro-European diaspora, with a few Caribbean rarities thrown in.
African Hip Hop Radio launched its non-stop web stream last month, and the radio team decided to use the monthly slot on Red Light Radio to create a new show. Africa Is Hot picks up where African hip hop radio left off, broadening horizons and playing classics, rare grooves...
How often do you see pioneers of a genre come back and still sound as relevant as the newest generation? Bawuta Kin have been at it forever, they pre-date probably any active mc on the scene in DR Congo at this moment.