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Podcast: Radio Mukambo #505 – Tribute to Scratch: Rest in Dub

Last Sunday the Upsetter Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the greatest producer of reggae history, passed away aged 85. He left us a wealth of reggae and dub music from Bob Marley and The Congos to contemporary collaborations with bands from around the globe. We listen to some of his work with…

Artists: Alma Afrobeat Ensemble , Almamegretta , Andre Sampaio , Bixiga 70 , Buguinha Dub , Dub de Gaita , Frente Cumbiero , Jallanzo , Lee Scratch Perry , Mad Professor , Madu , Naná Vasconcelos , Paolo Baldini DubFiles , Terrakota , The Anthronauts , Victor Rice

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #484 – Mandinga Dub

A full hour of dub on Radio Mukambo, starting with our album of the week Mandinga Dub by André Sampaio meets Victor Rice. Brazilian music inspired by West-Africa getting the dub treatment. The rest of the podcast is full of dub crossovers with ethiojazz, afrobeat, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Indian sounds & Balkan…

Artists: Andre Sampaio , Azmari , Bixiga 70 , Buguinha Dub , Dub Colossus , Femi Kuti , Fokus King , Gala Zerua , Lee Fly Music , Lil Obeah , Luiz Claudio , Nga Han and The Hi-Flyers , The Anthronauts , Victor Rice , Zé Bigode Orquestra

Album Review: Bixiga 70 – Quebra Cabeça [Glitterbeat Records; October 2018]

In times when the Afro-Brazilian bond is vilified and almost censured, an album like Bixiga 70’s Quebra Cabeça is more necessary than ever. The fifth release of the big band (the third for Glitterbeat Records) from São Paulo indeed proudly reaffirms the Atlantic connection; that historical, cultural and social link…

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Review: Bixiga 70 @ Rich Mix (London, 29th January 2015)

They said you’d never forget your first time, and even if Bixiga 70’s performance at Rich Mix was your second, third or fourth it would still be a night to remember! Last Friday the Brazilian big-band from São Paulo made its début on a British stage, but its name is hardly…

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