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Radio Mukambo 451 – Jungle Ablaze

Radio Mukambo 451 – Jungle Ablaze

Jungle Fire literally puts the dancefloor on fire with their tropifunk made in LA, incorporating African rhythms including afrobeat with Latin funk. Their self-title third album is cd of the week on Radio Mukambo. We listen to ethiogroove, a new single by Kolonel Djafaar (Belgium), there’s quite quite some afrobeat...
Radio Mukambo 450 – Mutant Groove

Radio Mukambo 450 – Mutant Groove

Plenty of afrobeat again this week on Radio Mukambo as we announce the GLOBAL AFROBEAT e-FEST, a Facebook live stream mini-festival this Saturday by Rhythm Passport & Mukambo. With a live set by Carapaus Afrobeat feat. Kologbo, DJ-sets by Chief Commander Yaaba, Eric Soul & Mukambo. Three talks: Women in...
Radio Mukambo 449 – Let the Groove Fly!

Radio Mukambo 449 – Let the Groove Fly!

On their debut album Alewa (cd of the week), Santrofi brings a new wave of fresh highlife directly from the streets of Accra, Ghana. The eight musicians around bassist and producer Emmanuel Ofori are deeply rooted in vintage Ghanaian highlife music, with influences ranging from the fast-paced pulse of 70s...
Radio Mukambo 448 – Fela is the Afro, Tony is the Beat

Radio Mukambo 448 – Fela is the Afro, Tony is the Beat

I will always remember Oghene Kologbo saying “Fela is the afro, Tony is the beat”. Last Thursday, on International Day of Jazz, the beat left us. But let us not forget, master never die! Looking back at Tony Allen‘s career is not possible in a one-hour podcast, we’d need 10...
Radio Mukambo 447 – Think global, play local!

Radio Mukambo 447 – Think global, play local!

Corona and the lockdown are causing a huge financial crisis in many sectors of the economy, hitting the musical sector extra hard with all club concerts and festivals cancelled until the end of August. The sector launched the hashtag #playlocal to support local bands once the club gigs and festivals...
Radio Mukambo 446 – Cadence Revolution

Radio Mukambo 446 – Cadence Revolution

This week, Radio Mukambo takes you to the French Caribbean to discover Disques Debs, a label that released hundreds of records, playing a pivotal role in bringing the creole music of Guadeloupe and Martinique to a wider international audience. “Cadence Révolution: Disques Debs International Vol. 2 (1973-1981)” is our cd of...
Radio Mukambo 445 – Carapaus on Dengue Fever

Radio Mukambo 445 – Carapaus on Dengue Fever

No corona nor bats on Radio Mukambo this week, but mackerels on dengue fever! The mackerels (carapaus) bring us to Lisbon, where a bunch of Brazilian and Portuguese musicians are making their own blend of afrobeat. Carapaus Afrobeat deliver our album of the week, Dois. The dengue virus, a mosquito-borne...
Radio Mukambo 444 – Wassoulou Grooves

Radio Mukambo 444 – Wassoulou Grooves

If you wanna see the corona dancing, put on this heavy dance machine in your ghettoblaster. This fusion of rock, funk, trance & Malinese wassoulou music, the sound of Bamako by night, might even prove too hot for the virus to handle! Bamba Wassoulou Groove delivers our album of the...
Radio Mukambo 443 – We No Be Machine

Radio Mukambo 443 – We No Be Machine

Global lockdown or not, the groove must go on! Are we machines that can just be shut up and locked down? Onipa gives us the answer on their debut album, cd of the week on Radio Mukambo. From Ghana to London, Onipa (“human” in the Ashanti language) brings energy, groove,...
Radio Mukambo Entering 2020 – Best of 2019 mixtape

Radio Mukambo Entering 2020 – Best of 2019 mixtape

It took quite a while, actually it took a corona crisis to get time to finish this Best-of-2019 mixtape, but it was worth the wait. It’s a serious global mash-up of grooves, bass ‘n beats, 56 tracks squeezed into little more than 2 hours. Don’t forget: leave your dancing shoes...
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