6 December ’23
Good taste low key African sounds curated by @ojwooook, Nairobi photographer and DJ.
1 November ’23
The beat of the snare drum sends messages from the ancestors to the present. This playlist follows a journey of Afrobeat from Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, Tanzania, Kenya, Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa and beyond curated by Jess White featuring legends Fela Kuti, Angelique Kidjo and Remmy Ongala.
14 August ’23
Littlegig Lamu artist Lisa Oduor-Noah curates a journey of African and diasporic rhythms. Shuffle to alternative Amapiano, sail to smooth afro-soul and R&B, or mix it up with fusion jazz melodies.
1 June ’23
A Top 10 Fiction List with a sentence on each book, from our Littlegig Lamu headliner, Tsitsi Dangarembga: Booker Prize-shortlisted author, playwright and human rights activist. Lucky us. Lucky you.
15 March ’23
100% Kenyan alternative sounds curated by a master in the scene. Tetu Shani introduces us to some new favourites including Haamza, mau from nowhere and Olivia Ambani.
18 January ’23
Great tracks from African diaspora artists, from African sounds to electronic, rap and soul. Includes Mercury Prize-winners Arlo Parks, Dizzee Rascal, Benjamin Clementine, Michael Kiwanuka and Dave. Compiled by music afficionado and video maker Eduardo Bernal.
6 OCTOBER ’22
Our October booklist features French-Moroccan fiction, a “visual mindbomb” about surf on the African continent and another on the Spice Island, two art books on Irma Stern, and the brilliant Tsitsi Dangarembga’s latest collection of essays.
1 SEPTEMBER ’22
Our September booklist features an African fashion book from the museum show that the world is talking about, a classic short novel from Senegal, a visual documentary of the ultimate cultural festival, new fiction from Kenya, and an art book that’s a brilliant round-up.