Tag Archives: Afrofuturism

Daily Discovery: Franz Von – Power Be You (Official Video)

Daily Discovery: Franz Von – Power Be You (Official Video)

Check out the brand-new single & video by MC, songwriter and K.O.G. & the Zongo Brigade band member, Franz Von. In ‘Power Be You’, the Yorskshire-based Ghanaian musician follows the Afrofuturist rap steps of Roots Manuva, Little Simz and Kojey Radical to “honour his heritage whilst looking for ways of pushing...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #510 – Behind the Groove

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #510 – Behind the Groove

This week The Selenites Band takes us Behind the Mask to discover their original compositions where Ethiopian music of “Swinging Addis” encounter kraütrock, psychedelic music and afro-jazz, made in France. We also discover more tracks from the second Global Afrobeat Movement compilation, out on NYP Records, including He K Tombe from...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #508 – Afrobeat Unite

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #508 – Afrobeat Unite

After 10 years of making a podcast, it was time for a change. So from now on, every Wednesday at 9am Brussels time, you’ll hear Radio Mukambo live ‘n direct on Radio Panik 105,4 FM from Brussels. Plenty of afrobeat this week with Ogun Afrobeat from Madrid, Spain, delivering our...
Daily Discovery: Fulu Miziki – Bivada ft Sekelembele

Daily Discovery: Fulu Miziki – Bivada ft Sekelembele

Check out ‘Bivada’ the brand-new single by Congolese eco-friendly music warriors Fulu Miziki extracted from their upcoming debut EP, Ngbaka, out in mid-November via Moshi Moshi Music: https://fulumiziki.bandcamp.com/album/ngbaka-ep   “This is for the man who walks without shoes in the middle of the bush to find food for their loved...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #507 – Third Generation Afrobeat

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #507 – Third Generation Afrobeat

The Anthronauts is a Swiss “third-generation” afrobeat band, fed by the music of the ancestors Fela Kuti & Tony Allen as well as by the innovations of second-generation bands like Antibalas. Their self-titled debut album (cd of the week) features the South African singer Nongoma Ndlovu and a dubmix by...
Daily Discovery: ESINAM — DEEP IN MY SOUL (Twilights Live Session)

Daily Discovery: ESINAM — DEEP IN MY SOUL (Twilights Live Session)

  Tomorrow evening, Belgian-Ghanaian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Esinam will pay a visit to Rich Mix London to present her brand-new album Shapes in Twilights of Infinity, out on W.E.R.F. Records. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy her refined Afrofuturist electro-soul.   Support by the collaborative electro-jazz project Nikitch & Kuna...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #492 – Animal Breakout

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #492 – Animal Breakout

Breakout is the title of Echoes of Zoo‘s debut album, on which animals literally break out their cages on a soundtrack made of adrenaline fuelled jazz infused with an eclectic range of western, oriental and African influences, made in Brussels. Album of the week on Radio Mukambo. We also listen to...
Interview: Q&A w/ Guedra Guedra – A Contemporary African Reader

Interview: Q&A w/ Guedra Guedra – A Contemporary African Reader

On the 12th of March, On the Corner Records released an album which has already “booked” its place in our ‘end of the year’ list. Vexillology, by Moroccan musician, producer, sound archiver, field recording and sound artist Guedra Guedra, goes far beyond the phonographic boundaries. The debut LP of the...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #483 – One Who Grooves

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #483 – One Who Grooves

Azmari is the “one who praises” in Amharic, an Ethiopian singer-musician, comparable to the European bard or the West African griot. The Brussels-based ethiogroove collective is a 21st century version of Azmari, blending African and oriental melodies while providing a fresh take on the ethiojazz sound. Their debut album Samā’ī is...