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Podcast: Radio Mukambo 454 – Sounds of the Sun

Podcast: Radio Mukambo 454 – Sounds of the Sun

This week we starts with a big up to Black Lives Matter and the global movement that is rising to end racism and take down statues of mass murderers and slave traders. We have a reggae track dedicated to all the haters out there!Radio Mukambo announces the first NYP Records...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo 453 – Voodoo Ale

Podcast: Radio Mukambo 453 – Voodoo Ale

Traditional and contemporary collide in Vodou Ale, debut collaboration by Haitian mizik rasin (roots music) band Chouk Bwa and rumbling electronic production by The Ångströmers. This hypnotic dialogue between minimalist sound design and Afro-Haitian drum talk is our cd of the week, released via Swiss label Bongo Joe Records. Radio...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo 452 – Cross-Cultural Grooves

Podcast: Radio Mukambo 452 – Cross-Cultural Grooves

This week, Radio Mukambo highlights two cross-cultural projects highlight: Lokkhi Terra, gapping the bridge between India and Cuba, and Dub Colossus, putting the dub into Ethiopian music. “CuBangla” is the sixth album by London fusionistas Lokkhi Terra, a great slice of bangla-afro-Latin-jazz-roots. We listen to a nice Maga Bo remix of a...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo 451 – Jungle Ablaze

Podcast: 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...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo 450 – Mutant Groove

Podcast: 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...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo 449 – Let the Groove Fly!

Podcast: 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...
Podcast: Rhythm Passport on Air w/ Trad. Attack! (April 2020)

Podcast: Rhythm Passport on Air w/ Trad. Attack! (April 2020)

Despite the lockdown, Rhythm Passport On Air is back! For the April episode of our podcast, we had the pleasure to meet Estonian contemporary folk sensations Trad. Attack! We had a chat about their new release Make Your Move and how digging through the Estonian heritage audio archives has helped to provide the...
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