It has been a uniquely successful touring & recording band since 2007, bringing together in the UK a big group of star musicians and singers from Africa, India, the Middle East, South America and Europe, bound together on a mission to share their ‘sweeping divine borderless music’ (FATEA). Their 2017 album ‘Har Dam Sahara’ reached the top twenty in the Transglobal World Music Charts with Songlines magazine voting it as Top of the World, whilst describing its 2019 sequel album ‘Saraba Sufiyana’ as ‘fresh and dynamic and very exciting..the eloquence of the musical interplay is a joy’. The pandemic year of 2020 brought profound change, isolation, and new opportunity for Rafiki Jazz. Together, with their combined imaginations and talents they have created a new album entirely remotely on a shared virtual platform, and the result is NDUGGU: Dust. The sand and dust of title track Nduggu Bouy highlights desertification and a call for action on our global climate emergency, while dust remains a powerful symbol of our ultimate destiny. Here are eight new internationalist songs of enlightenment and change that cherish the human spirit, its joy and its fragility.