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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!

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Artist: Sidi Touré

Album: Alafia [Thrill Jockey]

Release Date: September 17

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Artist: Sarkodie

Album: Sarkology

Release Date: September [*date unconfirmed]

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Artist: Oddisee

Album: The Beauty in All [Mello Music Group]

Release Date: October 1

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Artist: St. Lucia

Album: When the Night [Neon Gold/Columbia]

Release Date: October 8

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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

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Artist: William Onyeabor

Album: Who is William Onyeabor? [Luaka Bop]

Release Date: October 29

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Artist: Olugbenga

Album: Silver Pixie EP [Pictures Music]

Release Date: October

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Artist: Keziah Jones

Album: Upcoming Keziah Jones Album

Release Date: November (*date is unconfirmed)

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

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