La Confusion

Mali - W. Africa

Amadou & Mariam | Release date: 22 Sep 2017

La Confusion is the ninth studio album of Malian Afropop duo, Amadou and Mariam. The 12-track album was produced by Adrien Durand and released on September 22, 2017 under Because Music record label.

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Frontières

Burkina Faso - W. Africa

Apolline Traoré | Release date: 23 Aug 2017

Frontières (Borders) is about four women from different regions who develop friendships during a bus journey across West Africa, as they accomplish an everyday journey while facing the universal challenge of being independent women.

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Mama Afrique EP

Nigeria - W. Africa

Yemi Alade | Release date: 30 Jun 2017

Effyzzie Music Group’s Yemi Alade releases her extended play “Mama Afrique”. The set features Kenyan music star Nyashinski, a Ricii Lompeurs remix of her afro-house smash “Want You”, alongside new multilingual versions of songs originally from her “Mama ...

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Mogoya

Mali - W. Africa

Oumou Sangaré | Release date: 19 May 2017

Mogoya (which means “Today’s People”) is the first album in eight years of Malian musician, Oumou Sangaré, and only her fifth studio album in some 30 years.

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Elwan

Mali - W. Africa

Tinariwen | Release date: 10 Feb 2017

Tinariwen is a Tuareg group that performs a guitar-centric branch of Malian music that, to the untrained ear, is reminiscent of Ali Farka Touré’s, but is far more rock-oriented and percussive. All of the band’s musicians originate from the southern Sahara; the group’s na...

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The CEO

Nigeria - W. Africa

Kunle Afolayan | Release date: 4 May 2016

The CEO is a thrilling story of five ambitious employees of a company as they are suddenly thrown into a fierce and deadly battle concerning who will emerge as the new CEO. A story of intrigue, power and all the political/financial struggles of modern day Africa. The CEO was directed by K...

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Baho!

Burundi - E. Africa

Roland Rugero | Release date: 12 Apr 2016

When Nyamuragi, an adolescent mute, attempts to ask a young woman in rural Burundi for directions to an appropriate place to relieve himself, his gestures are mistaken as premeditation for rape. To the young woman’s community, his fleeing confirms his guilt, setting off a chain react...

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Kaveena

Senegal - W. Africa

Boubacar Boris Diop | Release date: 28 Mar 2016

This dark and suspenseful novel tells the story of a fictitious West African country caught in the grip of civil war. The dispassionate and deadpan narrator, Asante Kroma, is a former head of Secret Services and finds himself living with the corpse of the dictator, a man who once ruled his...

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They Will Have to Kill Us First

Mali - W. Africa

Johanna Schwartz | Release date: 4 Mar 2016

Islamic extremists have banned music in Mali, but its world famous musicians wont give up without a fight. They Will Have To Kill Us First tells the story of Malis musicians, as they fight for their right to sing. With a specially commissioned soundtrack from some of Malis most exciting ar...

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The Lights of Pointe-Noire

Republic of Congo - C. Africa

Alain Mabanckou | Release date: 1 Mar 2016

Alain Mabanckou left Congo in 1989, at the age of twenty-two, not to return until a quarter of a century later. When he finally came back to Pointe-Noire, a bustling port town on Congo’s southeastern coast, he found a country that in some ways had changed beyond recognition: the cinema w...

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