African Rock Music Essentials: Throes + The Shine

Throes + The Shine is an Angolan/Lisbon band keen on taking the experimental path between Angolan kuduro, electronica, and indie rock.

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Christmas Cheer and Carols Reimagined

You'll find Mbuvi's representation of a Kenyan Christmas accurate, Korede Bello jumps in with a Naija rendition of 'Jingle Bells', Ugandan children's choir Proclaim will melt your heart with their enthusiastic performance of 'Mary Did You Know', plus a little extra. So go on, press play.

What Happened to Rocktober, and Some 1980’s Ethiopian Jazz for Your Monday Blues

Life moves quickly when you're having fun. I know it's been a while since I last posted anything and in case you missed out, let me bring you up to speed. A couple of weeks in October ago I set out to recommend some rock bands who I felt deserved a listen. We're now in … Continue reading What Happened to Rocktober, and Some 1980’s Ethiopian Jazz for Your Monday Blues

Take Out Your Air Guitars, It’s Rocktober!

The truth is, you have a lot more to fear from a mosquito than you would a die-hard rocker. Rock music is simply a wider form of self-expression, not just for artists, but for fans as well. So in the spirit of this month, I thought I'd try to explore a couple of cool bands who deserve a listen (if you're up to it).

Songs For The Weekend #2

In case you haven't noticed already, winter (or at least the Kenyan  version of it) is officially upon us. Getting out of bed these days is a drawn out battle between the elements (i.e. the brutal cold waiting outside the warm, cozy trappings of my blanket) and me. The cold usually wins. But there is … Continue reading Songs For The Weekend #2