world music

Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Jazz-Rock Staple Harriet Tubman

The Dean takes a trip around the world this week, reviewing albums from Brazil's Thiago Nassif, New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band, and Haiti's RAM.
Robert Christgau
2.19.19
Holy Shit

North London's Mazi Chukz Encompasses the West African Diaspora with "Gyaldem Sugar"

The song features elements of R&B, Afro Fusion, dancehall, and more.
Lawrence Burney
3.31.17
Premieres

This Neofolk Odyssey 'Metanoia' Brings Hungarian Folklore to Life

Stream the ethereal new album from long-running Hungarian neofolk duo The Moon and the Nightspirit.
Kim Kelly
3.17.17
Interviews

ILAM Is Building A Musical Foundation on Hope

"Without water, nothing can survive. Water is vital. Water is hope for a good harvest."
Sharonne Cohen
11.25.16
Noisey Next

Mr. Eazi Wants to Connect a Billion People Through Afrobeats

How the former college party promoter took a calculated risk to become West Africa's next star.
Lawrence Burney
11.10.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Davido and Tinashe Have a Date on the Beach in His New Video, "How Long"

The Afrobeats superstar's new EP, 'Son of Mercy' arrives tomorrow.
Lawrence Burney
10.14.16
Thinkpieces And Shit

Manu Chao is Music's Last True Radical

Peter Culshaw trails the enduring troubadour, from a Saharan refugee camp to a mental asylum in Argentina.
1.27.15
Longreads Or Whatever

North Africa's World Music Festivals are Twice the Size of Glastonbury

We travel to Morocco to visit the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music - an event that attracts over 400,000 people - to learn about Berber culture.
7.24.14
You Need to Hear This

Following The Buraka Som Sistema Search For World Music

BSS are like musical and cultural evangelists trying to find out about every scene on the planet.
Errol Anderson
10.15.13