awesome africa

Interview: Vula Viel

Yorkshire music-maker Bex Burch, aka Vula Viel, on life as a trailblazing female percussionist and the inspirations behind her poly-rhythmic stick skills...

Featured artist: Vula Viel

Vula Viel is the brainchild of Bex Burch, a classically trained percussionist whose music buzzes off the bell patterns of Ghanaian beatmakers. Don't miss her blissful balafons and rhythmic bedlam...

Interview: Floating Points

'Groove is not something that’s academic – you can’t just learn it': Floating Points on his ongoing musical evolution...

Playlist: Ibibio Sound Machine

This week’s playlist is curated by Eno Williams, the flamboyant mouthpiece for party-starting eight-piece Ibibio Sound Machine. In celebration of our Awesome Africa Week, she picks 10 of her favourite tracks...

Interview: Petite Noir

Our Awesome Africa series continues with Petite Noir, who lets us in on his new mission to broaden our sonic horizons...

Interview: Nozinja

'African music is on top now - you can count on us': Shangaan electro instigator Nozinja on the rise of African exports.