Tufawon: Dakota/Boricua hip hop artist releases Self Care EP

Hip hop artist and activist Tufawon has released his latest EP, Self Care, which explores his call for justice, balance and healing for Mother Earth, indigenous people and the environment. The five-track EP, which draws on many of the issues facing indigenous peoples the world over, follows a brief hiatus from music. The South Minneapolis-raised artist put his music career on hold to travel to South … Continue reading Tufawon: Dakota/Boricua hip hop artist releases Self Care EP

Lido Pimienta: Columbian-Canadian musician features in new ATCR video and opens up about racism

Colombian-Canadian musician Lido Pimienta features in a new video by A Tribe Called Red, The Light II. The video is for the single taken from A Tribe Called Red’s latest album We Are The Halluci Nation. Lido Pimienta directed and stars in the new video, which was shot on location in Santiago, Chile. It also features local Chilean artists, who Lido Pimienta believes share her and A … Continue reading Lido Pimienta: Columbian-Canadian musician features in new ATCR video and opens up about racism

Canadian singer Iskwé confronts issues facing indigenous people

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3038005182/album=2635989898/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The Canadian singer confronts the issues facing indigenous people in her home country. via Iskwé’s Neon-Bright Dance-Pop Tackles Pressing Cultural Problems — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Canadian singer Iskwé confronts issues facing indigenous people

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez extends his environmental message on forthcoming album

Environmental activist and hip hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is set to release his debut album, Break Free, early next year. The hip hop album focuses on telling stories about global issues, standing up for what you believe in and what you want to protect. The environment has a strong resonance for the 17-year-old rapper, who is the leader of Earth Guardians, an organisation of  youth activists, artists … Continue reading Xiuhtezcatl Martinez extends his environmental message on forthcoming album

Martín Morales Mixes the Food and Music of His Native Peru — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2457763527/album=4027940168/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Morales aims to dispel stereotypical notions of Peruvian music, culture, and cuisine by showing the vast world of ingredients, sounds, and instruments from the region. via Martín Morales Mixes the Food and Music of His Native Peru — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Martín Morales Mixes the Food and Music of His Native Peru — Bandcamp Daily

Lone’s “DJ-Kicks” Mix is a Showcase For His Wide-Ranging Tastes — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=1850580254/album=3440819164/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Showcasing everything from hip-hop to legendary electro duo Drexciya, the mix is a snapshot of the producer’s many moods. via Lone’s “DJ-Kicks” Mix is a Showcase For His Wide-Ranging Tastes — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Lone’s “DJ-Kicks” Mix is a Showcase For His Wide-Ranging Tastes — Bandcamp Daily

Zara McFarlane’s Expansive Jazz Vision — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2468739601/album=1145363017/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The singer has found a perfect balance between the Jamaican music of her youth and the modern jazz she’s known for. via Zara McFarlane’s Expansive Jazz Vision — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Zara McFarlane’s Expansive Jazz Vision — Bandcamp Daily

The Truth About Irish Hip Hop: Documentary charts Ireland’s emerging hip hop scene

The Truth About Irish Hip Hop is a new documentary charting how emerging rappers and veterans are carving out a scene in Ireland. Directed and produced by Gavin FitzGerald & Mark Hayes, the documentary looks at the changing attitudes towards the once-foreign art form, featuring native Ireland-ers, as well as the many people from other nations and cultures that have come to call Ireland home. The Truth … Continue reading The Truth About Irish Hip Hop: Documentary charts Ireland’s emerging hip hop scene

IG Culture’s Selectors Assemble Isn’t a Broken Beat Revival, It’s a Brand New Chapter — Bandcamp Daily

The origin and epic comeback of this U.K. broken beat community, as it evolves into a new generation. via IG Culture’s Selectors Assemble Isn’t a Broken Beat Revival, It’s a Brand New Chapter — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading IG Culture’s Selectors Assemble Isn’t a Broken Beat Revival, It’s a Brand New Chapter — Bandcamp Daily

Ezra Collective share Sun Ra cover, Space is the Place, from forthcoming EP

London’s Ezra Collective have shared their blissful take on Sun Ra’s Space is the Place. Space is the Place, mixed by Floating Points and recorded at Abbey Road, is the first track from the “jazz-meets-afrobeat-meets-hip-hop” five piece’s forthcoming second EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher. On the six-track EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher, Ezra Collective pay respect to jazz greats before them, whilst adding their timeless and boundless energy and … Continue reading Ezra Collective share Sun Ra cover, Space is the Place, from forthcoming EP