Tag Archives: Bantu

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #475 – Groove Judgement

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #475 – Groove Judgement

This week the Toronto-based outfit Battle of Santiago takes us to Cuba for a soundclash between the spirits of the indigenous Afro-American Santería religion and rock grooves. Native percussion and call-and-response vocals encounter with modern production on Queen & Judgement, our cd of the week. We listen to new singles...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #468 – Global Afrobeat Movement

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #468 – Global Afrobeat Movement

Twenty years after Fela Kuti‘s death, afrobeat is more alive than ever. Literally every continent has afrobeat bands and it’s safe to say there are more than a hundred bands spread over fifty countries. Mukambo created “Global Afrobeat Movement” with the aim of promoting the current global afrobeat scene, prompting...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #467 – Everybody Get Groove

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #467 – Everybody Get Groove

This week we travel to Lagos, Nigeria, to discover the new album by BANTU, the collective led by Ade Bantu that has been serving a tasty fusion of afrobeat, Afro-funk & Yoruba music for over 20 years. Everybody Get Agenda is cd of the week on Radio Mukambo. We also...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #462 – Killer Grooves

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #462 – Killer Grooves

“Heart Math”, the new album by Californian producer and turntablist The Gaslamp Killer, is cd of the week on Radio Mukambo. We also listen to new remixes by Fokn Bois (afrobeat/s), Cumbia Cosmonauts (cumbiastep) & Amerigo Gazaway (hiphop) ++ new singles by Abelardo Carbono (champeta), He K Tombe (afrobeat), Raul...
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...
Preview: BCUC @ XOYO (London; Friday 7th June 2019)

Preview: BCUC @ XOYO (London; Friday 7th June 2019)

They were one of the sensations of 2018, and we inevitably lost ourselves in their embracing and entrancing Afro-psychedelia too. That’s because you can’t simply escape BCUC’s unadulterated Sowetan groove; the way they progressively build it, blending vocal melodies with relentless rhythms, and supporting each other throughout 15, even 20-minute-long...
Preview: BCUC @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 26th October 2018)

Preview: BCUC @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Friday 26th October 2018)

BCUC are an almighty, powerful band from Soweto, South Africa, a town rich in history and musical legacy. Their name reflects their musical composition: ‘Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness’. Perhaps their most characteristic musical feature, as their name suggests, is their dedication to continuing unheard indigenous music from the Bantu and...