Record store day release. The rush of the desert wind, snippets of between song conversation and the sound of grazing animals in the distance are essential elements of the album’s deep atmosphere. Agamgam 2004 is not only an intimate, privileged view of Bombino's roots; it is also one of the most authentic documents of modern Tuareg music ever released.›› read more
“Lion City” the new Dirtmusic album, is culled from the same Bamako sessions as “Troubles” but offers a decidedly different atmosphere and ambiance. While the Ben Zabo band is still the core collaborator, the textures and tempos are slower and more opaque. Organics and electronics intertwine and unfold unpredictably. There are less guitars and more liquid sounds. The outward frustration and fear documented on the previous album has given way to something more insular and pensive. The echoing space between the notes is emphasized and subsequently so are the voices and the texts.›› read more
Aminata Wassidjé Traoré: Tamala
Aminata Wassidjé Traoré is a rising voice in Mali. Her debut album Tamala is considered a neo-traditional album in the context of the Malian music scene: it is rooted in northern folk musical traditions, but arranged in a contemporary way and mixes drum programming and synthesizers with the lute like kurbu and the sokou, a one-string violin.›› read more
Aziza Brahim: Soutak
Voiced with deep passion and grace, Aziza Brahim's music adeptly travels the expanse between her Western Saharan roots and Barcelona, the European cosmopolis where she now lives. Aziza is both a contemporary sonic poet and a prominent and eloquent spokesperson for the Saharawi people and their ongoing struggle for recognition and justice.›› read more
April, 19th 2014
Bombino: Agamgam 2004 is out!
Our record store day release, a wonderful real first Bombino's album 'Agamgam 2004' is now out. Have a taste of it on our soundcloud account.
April, 16th 2014
NEW SONG from upcoming Noura Mint Seymali's album 'Tzenni':
Noura Mint Seymali is an artist profoundly steeped in history and tradition but also rigorously devoted to its global resonance. Songlines magazine wrote about Noura and her band that: "this Mauritanian music is an excellent example of roots rocketed into the 21st century." We invite you to spin with us, to dance with us! Out on June 20th!
April, 02nd 2014
First song from Bombino's upcoming album 'Agamgam 2004'
The rush of the desert wind, snippets of between song conversation and the sound of grazing animals in the distance are essential elements of the album’s deep atmosphere. Agamgam 2004 is not only an intimate, privileged view of Bombino's roots; it is also one of the most authentic documents of modern Tuareg music ever released. Check out the song Ténéré from the album!
April, 01st 2014
Aziza Brahim's new album 'Soutak' is still #1!
Aziza Brahim's new album 'Soutak' is on the top of April's 'World Music Charts Europe' for the second month in a row. Thanks to Aziza for making such a wonderful music and to all of you for the support! Once a month radio-Worldmusic-specialists from 24 European countries select their individual top ten favorites out of current Worldmusic releases.
March, 28th 2014
Dirtmusic's new album
'Lion City' is released.
Dirtmusic' s new album 'Lion City' is now released! Check out their song Justice from the album!
March, 19th 2014
Sonido Gallo Negro joined our Glitterbeat family.
Sonido Gallo Negro is a stunning 9-piece, instrumental combo from east Mexico City that channels both the mystique and mysticism of 1960’s Peruvian cumbia. The band integrates a variety cumbia styles with electric guitars, Farfisa organ, Theremin, flute and of course fluid Latin percussion. Spaghetti western soundtracks, psychedelia, indie rock and surf music also echo in their compositions.
Check them out:
March, 07th 2014
Aminata Wassidjé Traoré 's album 'Tamala' is released
Aminata Wassidjé Traoré is a rising voice in Mali. Tamala is her debut album, recorded in Bamako and is considered a neo-traditional album in the context of the Malian music scene: it is rooted in northern folk musical traditions, but arranged in a contemporary way and mixes drum programming and synthesizers with the lute like kurbu and the sokou, a one-string violin. Hints of Hip Hop and electronic dance music sit side by side with the pentatonic sounds of the interior Niger river delta.
Listen to her song 'Un Jour'
March, 03rd 2014
Aziza Brahim's new album 'Soutak' is #1!
Aziza Brahim's new album 'Soutak' is on the top of the World Music Charts Europe. Once a month radio-Worldmusic-specialists from 24 European countries select their individual top ten favorites out of current Worldmusic releases. Congratulations Aziza!
February, 24th 2014
Dirtmusic's new video
Here's Dirtmusic's new video for the song 'Red Dust' featuring Samba Touré from the upcoming album 'Lion City'. The album will be out on March, 28th.
February, 20th 2014
Tamikrest's new video
Tamikrest's video for the song 'Djanegh Etoumast' from their album 'Chatma' is now available on YouTube. The video was filmed during the Festival du Sahel in Senegal.
February, 07th 2014
Aziza Brahim's new album 'Soutak' is released!
The new album from amazing Aziza Brahim is released. You can listen to an opening song 'Gdeim Izik' from her wonderful album 'Soutak' on the link below.
January, 29th 2014
Aminata Wassidjé Traoré's song 'Tamala'
Listen to a song from Aminata Wassidjé Traoré's album 'Tamala'. Aminata is a rising voice in Mali and 'Tamala' is her debut album. Her music, like the environment that surrounded her growing up, incorporates various cultures and traditions. On Tamala, an album she self-produced with the help of the artist Mamadou Kelly and arranger Baba Simaga, she sings in Songhai and Tamasheq. Glitterbeat Records is releasing Tamala on 7th March in a limited vinyl version of 1,000. It will be pressed on 180g vinyl with a gatefold sleeve.
January, 7th 2014
Aziza Brahim video for 'Julud'
Check out the new video for Aziza Brahim's song "Julud", taken from her upcoming album called "Soutak". The album will be released on February, 7th!
November, 25th 2013
First Aziza Brahim song
We're delighted to share with you the first song from upcoming Aziza Brahim's 'Soutak' album. The song 'Julud' is dedicated to Aziza’s mother, and is possibly the most emblematic song on the album combining intimate and stark desert poetry with an unyielding faith in the Saharawi political struggle. Aziza Brahim is a contemporary sonic poet and a prominent spokesperson for the Saharawi people and their ongoing struggle for recognition and justice. Her new album Soutak (“Your Voice”), her first for the Glitterbeat label, deftly focuses on her majestic voice and the poetic critique of her lyrics. Out on February 7th, 2014!
November, 15th 2013
New Lobi Traoré album 'Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo 1995 is released
We're very proud to announce that the new Lobi Traoré album 'Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo 1995' is now available! To celebrate that special event, we'd like to invite you to listen to a new track 'Dunuya' on our soundcloud channel!
November, 4th 2013
NEW VIDEO from Lobi Traoré for the song 'Sigui nyongon son fo'
Taken from upcoming 'Lobi Traoré - Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo 1995' album. Bamako Nights is a time capsule recording. It evokes an artist, a time, and a place that came together with amazing potency, and can never be recreated.
This fantastic album will be released
on November, 15th!
October, 25th 2013
Ben Zabo - Démocratie
(digital only EP) is available!
Following the slammin
G's success of his first European tour, Malian Afro-rock pioneer Ben Zabo returns with a 31-minute digital-only EP. Diverse and forward-looking the EP includes three new songs, both "Mark Ernestus Meets Ben Zabo" mixes (only available till now on an out-of-print 12") and a dance-floor heavy reworking of “Dana” by Harmonius Thelonius. The horn-driven title track "Democratie" is a breathless and passionate plea for sensible democratic leadership in Ben's troubled homeland Mali.
September, 30th 2013
New song from upcoming
Lobi Traoré's live album
Listen to a new song from upcoming Lobi Traoré's live album "Bamako Nights: Live at Bar Bozo 1995" here's the song "Sigui nyongon son fo". Release date: November 15th, 2013
September, 13th 2013
Tamikrest new album 'Chatma'
The new album from amazing Touareg band Tamikrest is released. You can listen to an opening song 'Tisnant an Chatma' from their wonderful album 'Chatma' on the link below. We hope that you'll love the album as we do!
August, 28th 2013
New video from Dirtmusic
The title song from their album 'TROUBLES'. The song was written by Keith Hudson, also known as 'Dark Prince of Reggae' and the video was made by Paul Austin.
August, 16th 2013
New Video from Tamikrest!
Watch the video for the song 'Imanin bas zihoun' from their upcoming album 'Chatma'. The album will be out on September, 13th on Glitterbeat Records! Video by John Bosch.
August, 07th 2013
Ben Zabo is starting his first European tour. On that occasion, we offer you free download of his song 'Wari Vo'.
July, 15th 2013
The first ever
Glitterbeat digital sampler!
Includes the new Tamikrest single and six other essential tracks from Samba Toure, Dirtmusic, Ben Zabo and Lobi Traore.
Upcoming Glitterbeat Releases
April 19th 2014
Bombino: Agamgam 2004
A special RECORD STORE DAY vinyl/digital release of Tuareg music sensation Bombino’s first album. Recorded in Agadez, Niger in 2004, the songs are played simply with acoustic guitars and traditional percussion and handclaps. This is the true sound of the desert and a beautiful contrast to Bombino’s recent Dan Auerbach produced album NOMAD.
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