A new generation has come to appreciate Ethiopia's rich musical history and reissues have made their way on the international market. Trying to get hold of the original releases from the 60s and 70s on vinyl in Addis Abeba is a different ball game, as Amira Ali came to...
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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.
In 2011 we released 'Afro Cosmic Club', a mix by Dj Gioumanne (aka J4, editor of Africanhiphop.com) which got 'nuff praise from different angles. The hour-long journey through African and African inspired music from the early eighties finally got a follow-up this month as 'Afro Cosmic Club 2' was...
Dj Gioumanne is back. The enigmatic dj behind last year’s ‘Afro Cosmic Club’ (listen here), a critically acclaimed mix compiling unheard African and Euro-Afro sounds of the early 1980s inspired by Italian Cosmic Disco deejays of the era, had forever been promising an update to his masterpiece. We finally...
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