All posts by benjamin.tollet

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #476 – Umbundu Beats

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #476 – Umbundu Beats

Batida is back with a collection of remastered tracks, unreleased mixes and lost versions on Um, a title with a double meaning as it’s both number 1 in Portuguese as “hmm”, an Angolan sound to start many words in Umbundo language, the main language spoken in Huambo, the city where...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #475 – Groove Judgement

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #475 – Groove Judgement

This week the Toronto-based outfit Battle of Santiago takes us to Cuba for a soundclash between the spirits of the indigenous Afro-American Santería religion and rock grooves. Native percussion and call-and-response vocals encounter with modern production on Queen & Judgement, our cd of the week. We listen to new singles...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #474 – Maloya Power

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #474 – Maloya Power

This week Radio Mukambo travels to Reunion Island in the Indian ocean off the east coast of Africa for some powerful maloya music sung in Réunion Creole by LiNDiGo. Their 7th album “Kosa Néna” is our cd of the week, released by the French label Hélico Music. We listen to...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #473 – Kosmo Groove

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #473 – Kosmo Groove

This week we travel to Ghent (Belgium) to listen to Kosmo Sound‘s debut album “Antenna”. This six-piece dub formation brings a combination of solid bass and drums with fresh storytelling melodies on saxophone. Out on on Zephyrus Records. Radio Mukambo also announces new albums by Elida Almeida (Cape Verde), Las...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #472 – Afrofuturism meets Vintage Afro Sounds

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #472 – Afrofuturism meets Vintage Afro Sounds

Radio Mukambo takes you to Copenhagen (Denmark) to discover Nuri, an up-and-coming musician who creates his own blend of afrofuturism by combining archival field recordings from diverse African traditions with electronic beats, polyrhythmic grooves and North African trance music. His second album “Irun” is our cd of the week. We...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #471 – Budapest Groove x Kampala Fire

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #471 – Budapest Groove x Kampala Fire

Radio Mukambo takes you to Budapest to discover the pioneering Hungarian afrobeat group The Mabon Dawud Republic. The young band already toured in Ghana where they recorded with highlife legend Pat Thomas and vocalist and kologo player Stevo Atambire. Their debut LP is our cd of the week, on out...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #470 – Nasty Piece of Work

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #470 – Nasty Piece of Work

After a week of absence to promote Mukambo‘s newest mixtape Let’s Felabrate 2020 – Global Afrobeat Movement, Radio Mukambo is back with a global trip that starts in Venezuela. Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos fuse traditional Afro-Venezuelan rhythms with futuristic Latin jazz, psych funk and afrobeat on “Bichos”, our cd...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #469 – Global Afrobeat Revival

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #469 – Global Afrobeat Revival

Compiled for NYP Records, “Mukambo presents Global Afrobeat Movement” is for free download or nyp (name your price) on Bandcamp. Last week’s Radio Mukambo offered a sneak preview of the compilation, this week we continue with contemporary afrobeat from Chile, Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Spain, Nigeria, Cape Verde ++ two bands...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #468 – Global Afrobeat Movement

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #468 – Global Afrobeat Movement

Twenty years after Fela Kuti‘s death, afrobeat is more alive than ever. Literally every continent has afrobeat bands and it’s safe to say there are more than a hundred bands spread over fifty countries. Mukambo created “Global Afrobeat Movement” with the aim of promoting the current global afrobeat scene, prompting...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #467 – Everybody Get Groove

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #467 – Everybody Get Groove

This week we travel to Lagos, Nigeria, to discover the new album by BANTU, the collective led by Ade Bantu that has been serving a tasty fusion of afrobeat, Afro-funk & Yoruba music for over 20 years. Everybody Get Agenda is cd of the week on Radio Mukambo. We also...
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