Articles by Adolf Alzuphar

Orchestra Baobab, “Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng”

These are the sort of arrangements that pride themselves on being so elegant that they practically demand an audience get dressed up to meet them.

Joey Bada$$, “All-Amerikkkan Bada$$”

Any art that pours out of social criticism is an attempt at reorganizing society, and all Joey Bada$$ wants is for his country to respect black lives.

Ibibio Sound Machine, “Uyai”

There’s a kind of political beauty in the sight of an empowered woman and her band communicating passionately and honestly.

Syd, “Fin”

“Fin” confidently reinvents a music made for bumping and grooving with a lyrical prowess that burns slowly, confessionally.

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