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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...

Latest DJ Mixes

Rhythm Passport Vol.78 – Klik & Frik – Refugio Mixtape

Rhythm Passport Vol.78 – Klik & Frik – Refugio Mixtape

View Klik & Frik bio here With a brand new mixtape introducing their fresh from the oven EP Refugio, published by Big in Japan in mid-November and just reissued on vinyl, we welcome to Rhythm Passport Argentinian visionary folktronica and organic house duo Klik & Frik. Under the moniker of Frikstailer, Rafa Caivano and...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.77 – La Dame (Blanc Manioc)

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.77 – La Dame (Blanc Manioc)

View La Dame bio here We have the pleasure to close the year with a mix from a brand-new and exciting music reality, a French-Malian new label, delving into the depths of the West African underground electronic music scene. To discover Blanc Manioc’s sound, we were lucky to have a guide...
Mix: Pedrolito @ Kiosk Radio

Mix: Pedrolito @ Kiosk Radio

Earlier this month, we introduced to you Diezmo and Ivicore, now it’s time to present the third DJ playing tomorrow at Perreo al Correo, our reggaeton party at The Post Bar, Pedrolito!   Long-time friend of Rhythm Passport, Pedrolito is a DJ, radio host (at Kiosk Radio), event organiser (at Muevelo),...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.76 – Ivicore

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.76 – Ivicore

View Ivicore bio here As we are getting nearer and nearer to Perreo al Correo, our reggaeton party at The Post Bar in Tottenham on Saturday the 16th of November, let us introduce you to another nifty DJ who will let you dance the night away with her quality selection of...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.75 – Diezmo (University of Tropical Sound)

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.75 – Diezmo (University of Tropical Sound)

View University of Tropical Sound bio here In anticipation of his set at The Post Bar‘s reggaeton party on Saturday 16th November (Perreo al Correo), when he will share the DJ-decks with Ivicore and Pedrolito, we’d like to introduce you to Tropical and Latin bass DJ, producer and Dean of University...
Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.74 – Kensaye

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.74 – Kensaye

View Kensaye bio here We are back behind the DJ decks after the summer break and pretty excited to introduce you to and feature a mix by London-based DJ, producer and radio-host Kensaye. Taking inspiration from and delving into the African diasporic sounds, Kensaye unhearted and brought together some of the most...

Latest Hit the Road Music Studio Episodes

Hit The Road Music Studio: Daraa Tribes

Hit The Road Music Studio: Daraa Tribes

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers by heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...
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