Fela Kuti

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Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as pop star Bobi Wine, speaks to people at Kibera slum in Nairobi,  Kenya. Photograph: Biko Macoins/AFP/Getty Images

In the Kampala slum where he grew up, Robert Kyagulanyi is king. Walking the streets of the poor Kamwokya neighbourhood, the member of parliament gre(...)

Visconti is recording with Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell on a solo album and Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad and the Queen. Photographs: Getty Images

T-Rex and David Bowie producer has exclusively revealed to The Irish Times that he is working on new studio albums by Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction,(...)

 Alex Gibney. Photograph:  Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned is an odd sort of documentary. The staggeringly prolific film-maker – veteran of investigations into Scientology, Enro(...)

Win Butler delivered a DJ set at Whelan’s on Wednesday ngiht after the band’s Malahide Castle performance. Photograph: David Jensen/PA Wire

Arcade Fire gave a secret acoustic performance of new song Creature Comfort at Whelan’s in Dublin last night, shortly after coming off stage following(...)

There is an appropriate symmetry to Tony Allen’s homage to Art Blakey. The co-creator (with Fela Kuti) of Afrobeat was hugely influenced by the thunde(...)

 Lionel Loueke: ‘I didn’t go to Paris to play African music, I got to Paris to play jazz’.   Photograph:  Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

At first glance, Lionel Loueke’s early life looks like an African musical boyhood straight out of central casting: banging on anything that made a noi(...)

A lot of the excavations around African music involve deep dives into the 1960s and 1970s, but national or city scenes didn’t suddenly cease to operat(...)

Declan Conlon: the actor excels at portraying characters who are less than entirely upstanding

The shabby office of JPW King, the only practising “dynamatologist” in Dublin (and perhaps the world) is once again open for business. It is unlikely (...)

Tony Allen: Film Of Life

It’s right and proper that one of the greatest drummers ever continues to get his props. In recent years the Afrobeat co-creator, Africa 70 bandlea(...)

Drummer Chris Dave: ‘I’m like a lab rat. I don’t really like to leave the studio so it’s hard to walk out the door unless I’m getting on a plane to play’

When a top jazz drummer rolls into town, usually what happens is that a small group of fans gets very excited, and the rest of the music world (...)