Audio

Fall Release Guide: 8 Albums We're Looking Forward To

Okayafrica's guide to upcoming fall releases in music from around Africa and the diaspora.


As the Western hemisphere summer comes to a close we look forward and take a look at the soundbytes to expect from the coming fall season. Below are eight upcoming fall releases that have us feeling particularly impatient in the earbuds, from the likes of Sarkodie, Olugbenga, Nigerian mystery man William Onyeabor and more!

________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: Sidi Touré

Album: Alafia [Thrill Jockey]

Release Date: September 17

________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: Sarkodie

Album: Sarkology

Release Date: September [*date unconfirmed]

________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: Oddisee

Album: The Beauty in All [Mello Music Group]

Release Date: October 1

________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: St. Lucia

Album: When the Night [Neon Gold/Columbia]

Release Date: October 8

________________________________________________________________________________

Artists: Tony Allen, ?uestlove, Baloji, Nneka, Spoek Mathambo, Just A Band, Zaki Ibrahim, Sinkane, Angelique Kidjo, Chance the Rapper...

Album: Red Hot + Fela

Release Date: October 15

________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: William Onyeabor

Album: Who is William Onyeabor? [Luaka Bop]

Release Date: October 29

________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: Olugbenga

Album: Silver Pixie EP [Pictures Music]

Release Date: October

________________________________________________________________________________

Artist: Keziah Jones

Album: Upcoming Keziah Jones Album

Release Date: November (*date is unconfirmed)

*Free Download of the first single "Afronewave" here.

________________________________________________________________________________

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.