New Eclectic Releases from Africa and the Diaspora IX

The playlist for February features music from Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria that once again shows off the continent's diverse and inventive sounds. The playlist starts off in breezy style with 'Where I Wanna Go,' a folky accapella from Johannesburg's Nongoma off her upcoming EP "Mount self-esteem." Women vocalists dominate this month's playlist with Nigerian Bella Alubo and Ghanain Wendy Shay both delivering groovy beats to our ears. Skinniez is fast becoming one of Johannesburg's finest hip hop beat makers - keep an eye out for this rising talent. Finally 2019 has seen Felix Laband give us some new work: it was hard to choose a favourite for the playlist as the new tracks are all so damn good.

Rounding off your February music pleasure are two videos out of South Africa from Bye Beneco and For The Record and one from Africa and the Diaspora, a OneBeat collaboration from Gugulethu Duma, Akinyemi, and Dylan Greene.


Playlist & Writing: Ella G

Collage: Daisie Jo