The August 2012 issue of Black Grooves has now been published at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>
This month we're featuring nine albums released over the past nine months by "Women of the World"-artists who draw upon a variety of world influences to create a unique sound: Maimouna Youssef, Goapele, Nabiha, Angélique Kidjo, Ayo, Sandra Nkaké, Emeli Sandé, Imani Uzuri, and Lira.
Also reviewed is the new DVD/CD soundtrack for Marley, the documentary of the life of Bob Marley directed by Kevin MacDonald, plus the latest album from Toro Y Moi (a.k.a. Chazwick Bundick), who will be performing at the 2012 Afropunk Fest<http://afropunkfest.com/> (other performers recently featured in Black Grooves include Janelle Monae<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=1940>, Straight Line Stitch<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=7937>, Cerebal Ballzy<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=7937>, and Das Racist<http://blackgrooves.org/?p=8098>).
Reissues covered this month include the first CD releases of two albums from members of the P-Funk collective: Quazar by Quazar (with Glen Goins), and Bernie Worell's All the Woo in the World; two new releases in Concord's Stax Remasters series: Albert King's I'll Play the Blues For You and Booker T & the M.G.'s Green Onions; and the first CD release of the Fairfield Four's 1989 album Revival.
Other gospel releases this month include albums by Vincent Tharpe and Kenosis, Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters, and the gospel rap artist known as Flame.
Wrapping up this issue is the South Memphis String Band's Old Times There . . ., Tank's latest R&B album This is How I Feel, and Clarence Bekker's comeback album Old Soul.
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