We are busy working on releases for the first half of 2012 and I have taken on a Rough Guide project we are calling African Roots Revival  - highlighting a rather wonderful trend for African bands (such as Kenge Kenge and Konono Number one) to re-explore and reinvent their traditional sounds in a modern setting. For me it’s great to see this trend flourish and offer a counter balance to the more dominant influence in Africa of Rap. Not that African Rap is not also fertile ground, especially when it retains elements of the local sound as with X Plastaz and SMOD.

Roots Revival with Konono Number One V African Rap with SMOD