This week’s Listenin’ Booth includes music from the electronic afro funk band from London, England, Ibibio Sound Machine and their new single. “Electricity”. Plus four other essential tunes you should be listening to right now.
Electricity – Ibibio Sound Machine
Ibibio Sound Machine is a London based band that skillfully merges electronica and afro beat musical styles. “Electricity” is the title track of their new album.
Singer and songwriter Sioux Robbins spent her earlier days singing jazz standards, performing in jazz clubs and cocktail lounges in Philadelphia and Atlantic City. “Ultimatum” is taken from her new full length release, “Relax Girl”.
Kokoroko is a London-based eight-piece musical group that channels the greats of West Africa through a jazz-rooted approach, building on the foundations laid by the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist, Fela Kuti.
Gretchen Elise is a West Philadelphia- based singer-songwriter whose jazz-based, interactive original music is unforgettable.
Philadelphia hardcore punk collective, Soul Glo, has released a new album entitled “Diaspora Problems”. “Spiritual Levels Of Gang Shit” is a standout track that includes Philly based rappers, Lojii and Mckinley Dixon.