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Your Ticket to… Soukous

Your Ticket to… Soukous

Soukous (a term derived from the French secousse or ‘to shake’) came to life in those years, blending together the rich local folk repertoire with the appealing Caribbean beats. In the following decades, the style grew up exponentially. It ramped up its tempo and, being “born to be danced to”,...
Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Apologies to anyone thinking this might be the case, but no, the original Ethio-jazz architect is not Mulatu Astatke. The genius from Jimma is the undeniable model maker and developer of the more recent style. However, to sketch and lay out what has become an unequal combination between traditional African...
Your Ticket To… Kwaito

Your Ticket To… Kwaito

Derived from the Afrikaans word ‘kwai’ literally translating to angry, kwaito is the heavy, house music pumping out of modern South Africa. Kwaito was formed South Africa’s Soweto township, drawing on several South African genres such as kwela, marabi and bubblegum music, the thriving afro pop scene of the 80’s....
Your ticket to… Salsa

Your ticket to… Salsa

In 1970s New York salsa emerged, conquering the world in just a few decades. Caribbean migrants (mainly Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban) were at the heart of the Latin community, bringing musical styles such as cha cha chá, son, guaracha, mambo, bolero, plena, bomba and even Latin jazz. This breeding...
Your Ticket to… Highlife

Your Ticket to… Highlife

Originating in Ghana but with roots also placed firmly in Nigeria, Highlife music has had a major impact on modern African music since its birth in the 1920’s. Originally performed in small clubs and on street corners by brass bands, musicians gradually began incorporating vocals and jazz elements, usually driven...
Your ticket to… Soukous

Your ticket to… Soukous

Deriving from the French term, ‘secousse’ literally meaning ‘to shake’, Soukous music has a simple aim, to make the people dance. Originating in Congo, Soukous spread its rhythms throughout Africa, eventually capturing the hearts and dancefloors of London and Paris in the 80’s, with Paris based musicians such as the...
Your Ticket to… Ska

Your Ticket to… Ska

This ticket is for a trip back in time, to the roots of one of the most popular upbeat music styles: ska. The origins of the genre date back to the late 1950s, when Jamaican music producers like Prince Buster, Clement “Sir Coxsone” Dodd and Duke Reid formed the first...
Your ticket to… Patchanka

Your ticket to… Patchanka

“Patchanka is the wild sound, for proud souls and lonely hounds”, this was the refrain of the patchanka’s style manifesto song written by Manu Chao and Mano Negra back 1989. Willy-nilly, the French (with Basque origin) musician and band are the most significant exponents of the sound born at the...
Your ticket to… Balkan Music

Your ticket to… Balkan Music

The Balkans has always been the most unstable European region. Its boundaries are still today volatile and migrations, wars and disputes have regularly scarred the peninsula. This also means that Balkan culture and music have constantly been influenced by foreign elements, adopting and blending them together with the proudly home-grown...

Latest DJ Mixes

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.46 – Groovalizacion Radio – DJ Cal Jader

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.46 – Groovalizacion Radio – DJ Cal Jader

View Groovalizacion Radio bio here DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos) – Digital Folklore Excursion Cal Jader drops his second mixtape for Rhythm Passport following the lead from his first earlier this year and going deeper into the new electronic music from South America featuring music from some of the scenes most exciting producers....
Mixes: Groovalizacion Radio Albums (November 2017)

Mixes: Groovalizacion Radio Albums (November 2017)

We’re more than thrilled to host our Groovalizacion Radio friends and their monthly album mixes.  “Every month, Groovalizacion Radio selects the 10 best albums in the field of innovative, cutting-edge World Music 2.0 – One ‘special recommendation’ plus nine albums in no particular order. Discover this months’ selection in this handy mixtape. Find the full...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.45 – Tales of Voodoo

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.45 – Tales of Voodoo

From the joyous heights of funk, disco and afrobeat, down to the murkiest depths of psychedelic techno, Tales of Voodoo bring you the latest and strangest music from the current underground mixed with rarities and re-edits from the decades past. View Tales of Voodoo bio here Track List: Intro Msafiri Zawose –...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.44 – Cheb Lila

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.44 – Cheb Lila

View Cheb Lila bio here In his very first mix, especially crafted for Rhythm Passport, Cheb Lila embarks on a journey through some of his favourite contemporary sounds emanating from the African continent and the Middle East. This sonic incursion into Cheb Lila’s sonority will kick off with the charming...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.42 – Giacomo Lee

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.42 – Giacomo Lee

View Giacomo Lee bio here Atlantic Lipsss starts off with one of the most slept on indie releases from last year by South Korea’s 75a. It then explores the best synth-pop, future funk, dream music and art rock from Japan, Taiwan and Singapore. There’s footwork from Foodman, plunderphonic fun from...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.41 – Groovalizacion Radio – Mukambo

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.41 – Groovalizacion Radio – Mukambo

View Groovalizacion Radio bio here Mukambo – Best of 2017 Mukambo mixtape for Rhythm Passport On this exclusive Groovalizacion Radio mixtape for Rhythm Passport, Mukambo brings the best global grooves the year has brought us so far. From afrobeat, ethiojazz and Latin vibes over Brazilian carimbó and Touareg beats to global hip-hop...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 40 – Iñaki Martinez

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol. 40 – Iñaki Martinez

View Iñaki Martinez bio here “This is my take on African House, African Deep House and Tribal music, with a little bit of Latin here and there. All of these versions are either original mixes from African artists, or remixes with typical African music elements, mostly regional percussions. Tracks from Nigeria,...
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