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Podcast: Out Of Africa (September 2021)

Podcast: Out Of Africa (September 2021)

In this show, we travel from Africa's kora, desert blues from the Sahara desert, the beautiful strings from Cape Verde Islands, through jazz from gipsy influence and finish with a dub in a world music perspective. Music is the glue that connects humanity as ONE! (Aired on August 11 on...
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.25 – DJ Kobayashi

Mixes: Rhythm Passport Vol.25 – DJ Kobayashi

View DJ Kobayashi bio here Track List: Intro by The Sway Machinery (00:00) Hakombinator by Trampulina (01:04) Pasare Calatoare (Rafael Aragon Remix) by Fanfara Electronica (01:38) Nightshift by Stas (06:21) Cumbia (Wood ‘n’ Soo Reboot) by Empresarios X Nickodemus (09:03) Malukayi (feat. Konono, No. 1) by Mbongwana Star (12:23) Atar by Grup...
Review: Field Day Festival (London, 13th – 14th June 2016)

Review: Field Day Festival (London, 13th – 14th June 2016)

…and it inevitably rained. Like every Field Day worthy of its name, the 2016 edition of the East London Festival poured rain on its audience. But it looked like only few of the attendees cared about showers, mud and slush. Actually, why would you care about the weather when you...
Review: Mbongwana Star @ (Oval Space (London, 1st November 2015)

Review: Mbongwana Star @ (Oval Space (London, 1st November 2015)

This has undoubtedly been Mbongwana Stars’ year. The six-piece hail from Congo and is comprised of Liam Farrell, Ranay Kalambayi, Theo, R9, Coco and Sage. They’ve been going from strength to strength following the release of their debut album ‘From Kinshasa’, earlier this year. The crowd couldn’t miss this opportunity...
Preview: Mbongwana Star @ Oval Space (London, 1st November 2015)

Preview: Mbongwana Star @ Oval Space (London, 1st November 2015)

If today we can talk about a Kinshasa sound and the Congolese capital is a driving force of the world music scene, a huge amount of merit goes to Coco (Ngambali) and Theo (Nsituvuidi). The two musicians, whom started playing together more than fifteen years ago in Staff Benda Bilili, are still...