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RP Boo

RP Boo, NIKS, Nazar, and more artists are set to play Somerset House Studios' annual AGM event – the access-all-areas event at the London institute...

How the global boom of African music is resonating with electronic artists in the diaspora

It’s an exciting time to be both a new and old fan of African music, but how does it feel for African artists raised and working in the diaspora? As producers and consumers, these artists have a unique vantage point on this cultural shift. Jessica Kariisa speaks to Nazar, Hagan, Juba and Chief Boima and asks: what does music from “back home” mean today?

In the early 2000s, there was a small, unassuming stall on the second floor balcony of Kampala’s Bugolobi market. Stocked with computers, scanners and other...

From: Angola and Belgium

For fans of: Deena Abdelwahed, Fatima Al Qadari, Loraine James

Three tunes: ‘Arms Deal’, ‘Airstrike’, ‘Ceasefire’

“In my high school class, I was the only person that was openly against the regime,” says Nazar. His family fled Angola for Belgium before he was born...

"It's about the end, but it's also about dignity and remaining standing despite being mutilated"

Nazar will return to Hyperdub for the release of his debut album next year.

Titled 'Guerilla', the album sees the Manchester-based producer draw on his...

As part of our August cover story, on 15 years of Hyperdub, we shine a spotlight on five young artists who are taking the label...

PROC FISKAL

Proc Fiskal is a 22-year-old Scottish grime producer who rejects nostalgia as a concept, yet walks slap-bang into it. Last summer’s winsome debut...