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Afrorack is back with cheap DIY modules, from African percussion to MS-20 filters

Afrorack continues to make richly textured polyrhythmic music and share secrets for cheaply producing powerful modular instruments with open tools. Here are some tantalizing updates from Uganda.

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Flying Lotus is scoring Yasuke – African Samurai anime for Netflix

Everybody could use something to look forward to these days, right? How about Flying Lotus plus African samurais, mechs, and magic?

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Alternate African Reality: reorient your listening with this terrific electronic compilation

Don’t miss out on music – speaking of getting Africa back on your listening list, here’s an extraordinary, wide-reaching compilation of some of the most adventurous sounds from Africa and the diaspora.

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Afrorack and Africa’s first DIY modular synth make some wild, delicious grooves

Bamanya Brian from Uganda wanted to explore modular synthesis – so he turned his electronics skills to making the instruments he needed himself. The gear is DIY; the resulting music is irresistible.

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MidiVolve riffs with you, includes African percussion and Coldcut sounds

Take equal parts Coldcut, Steve Reich, a sequencer, and African percussion, then put it into Ableton Live, and you get something like MidiVolve.

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Digging the Asian and African undergrounds with C-drík Kirdec

It’s time to get beyond the geographic bubble – without resorting to narrow expectations of “world music” – and really appreciate the wide-open world of music making in which we now live. To take us there, CDM’s Zuzana Friday talks to Cedrik Fermont, who is evangelical when it comes to breaking apart old stereotypes and […]

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Music + Activism: African Artists Team Up for Sudan

Online music not only offers new opportunities for spreading new independent music, but new music activism as well. I’m really excited to have the chance to pass along this email; some of my favorite Afrobeat artists involved here. Politics aside, it’s music I personally enjoy more than a lot of the Live8 stuff. And getting […]

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Afrorack with a DIY MIDI-CV converter on the Nile, robotic shakers and kick drum

Our friend Brian aka Afrorack has kept up his must-see series of DIY video tutorials in his home Uganda. And as ever, he’s producing brilliant instruments and fantastic music on a budget, thanks to some serious ingenuity.

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In Instruments series, encounters between inventors and musicians, watchable online

Starting tonight, and continuing over nine more dates in October, the freshly-inaugurated Morphine Raum will host events exploring invention and practice of one-of-a-kind musical instruments. You can watch – and you should, with a dizzying array of utter legends who are normally never in the same room.

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With Oramics’ Cut the Wire, Polish and international artists in plea for crisis at Belarus border

At the border of Belarus and Poland right now, all the fault lines of the world’s overlaid human catastrophes seem to come together. Artistic collective Oramics has assembled a musical response to the crisis and an urgent call to action.

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