“Besides the slamming tunes, another notable thing about No Place for My Dream is the way Femi mirrors his father’s musical innovation. Where the elder Kuti brought other musics into the one he was creating as a new language for liberation, Femi uses Afro-beat as the jumping-off point that explores and connects other sounds to [...]
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“While traditional bubu is played on bamboo flutes, metal pipes, and percussion instruments, Nabay’s brand is pure 21st century dance music… En Yay Sah is easily the most auspicious — and original — debut album of 2012.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog
“Gagner l’argent Francais (which translates as ‘to earn French money’) begins, like any other West-targeted West African album, with the pitter-patter of tiny congas and some delicately picked kora. But then, two minutes in, a bright stab of reverb-heavy keyboard heralds the entrance of grungy rock guitar and drums. It’s a bold way to open [...]