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We are excited to announce that "Algher", the first single out of "Afropentatonism" is now available online! Repetitive grooves, hypnotic jams and raw guitar sounds: a first taste of Alhousseni Anivolla & Girum Mezmur's collaboration, conveying all the warmth of North African blues music.

You can now find the single online on Bandcamp // Spotify // iTunes //Soundcloud // Deezer

Take a look at Alhousseini talking about "Algher" below:

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Our beloved artist Alhousseini Anivolla is performing Livestream at Oyoun this Wednesday, May 13, for their Midweek Spotlight sessions.

Alhousseini had been part of the Tinariwen movement and later on gained a remarkable reputation as the main singer and guitarist of the nomad blues band Etran Finatawa. He also released his solo debut ‘The Walking Man’, one of the '10 best Desert Blues' albums according to Songlines magazine. Then came the album ‘Osas – It's time!’ with his Berlin trio project Anewal. The Sydney Morning Herald has praised his ''gloriously repetitive, traditional music mixed with some of the slickest and most beautiful electric guitar imaginable''. Now, his collaboration with Girum Mezmur,''Afropentatonism'' , is coming out on July 3rd.

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We are excited to release on our label the unique collaboration of Desert Blues man Alhousseini Anivolla from Niger and Girum Mezmur, Ethio Jazz guitarist from Addis Abeba, accompanied by their pan-African All-Star band.

Their new album 'Afropentatonism' fuses some of the most intriguing art of these two musicians respective cultures. The desert blues of Sahara's nomadic tribes meet the vibrant music scene of Addis Abeba and its Ethio Jazz heritage, creating a blend of repetitive grooves, hypnotic jams and raw guitar sounds – all amidst the laid-back vocals of Alhousseini, who sings in his native tongue Tamashek.

Moreover, as artists who hold a global mic, for Alhousseini and Girum this project is their way to speak about their cultural heritage and promote artistic exchange between...

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Each month we present to you the top world music album releases, as seen through the eyes of the World Music Charts Europe and Transglobal World Music Chart. At the end of each year, both monthly listings add up to the winner of the WOMEX Label Award and its runner-ups.

For the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), the world's first association of its kind, Radio DJs and programmers from 24 European countries collect their top albums of the month - usually presented in the DJs' programmes and the channels that present them. EURORADIO offers the opportunity to syndicate these programmes to members of the exchange system.

Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) was conceived in 2015 as an open network of music activists spreading world, roots and traditional music. It is open to makers and...

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In the grip of the COVID19 crisis, the cultural community has suffered a hard blow with numerous events cancelled, record stores closing and new releases being postponed. As a result, many artists, music business professionals and people working in the scene are in an insecure financial situation.

It is a good thing that many initiatives that aspire to provide solutions have developed. We will be gathering here some actions that you might find interesting, and we will keep updating them regularly.

United We Stream:
While all Berlin Clubs have closed and the rest of the world is in quarantine, Berlin declares its support and solidarity by getting the biggest digital club to your home. United We Stream transmits DJ sets from inside the empty Berlin clubs and acts as a platform for discussion...

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