A fantastic insight into the rich world of non-Western musical experimentation.
Some people tend to think of experimental music as being exclusively a Western domain—that experimenting existed only to break down stuffy, inherited notions of music within European and North American cultures. Well, after reading this awesome guide to the thriving experimental scenes in Asia and Africa with C-drík Kirdec we can happily report that this is certainly not the case. C-drík walks us through a host of fabulous musicians doing crazy, daring and profane things within their musical craft—producing music that makes the experimental scenes worldwide all the more rich. Read the whole guide here.
Read our guide on the musicians building up a East-African sound today and our primer on early electronic African music here.