Tag Archives: Radio Mukambo

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #511 – Confusion Break Beats

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #511 – Confusion Break Beats

“DOPE BEATS for DOPE PEEPS” is the name of our album of the week, a compilation celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Switchstance Recordings. Twenty years of searching for ultimate freedom, whether in their musical movements or in “switching” between styles. We listen to six artists from the German label,...
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 #509 – Global Afrobeat Movement is Back!

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #509 – Global Afrobeat Movement is Back!

The 15th of October marks the anniversary of Fela Kuti, godfather of afrobeat, and is also the date Mukambo releases the second Global Afrobeat Movement compilation on NYP Records, including Jumbo System from Toulouse (France) who combine afrobeat with the power of a marching band. Their debut EP is our...
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...
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...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #506 – From Scratch to the World

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #506 – From Scratch to the World

After last week’s tribute to the great Lee Scratch Perry, several musicians and producers let me know their work is also greatly influences by The Upsetter‘s work. So I did an open call on FB and IG and this is the result, almost two hours of producers and musicians influenced...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #505 – Tribute to Scratch: Rest in Dub

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...
Mukambo Mixtape: Chico Science Vive – Viva o Manguebeat

Mukambo Mixtape: Chico Science Vive – Viva o Manguebeat

Tribute to Chico Science, the Brazilian Fela Kuti, godfather of manguebeat. His crossover of Pernambucan traditions like maracatu, coco, ciranda & embolada with ’90s culture (hip-hop, rock) gave birth to a whole new style and movement called manguebeat, the beat of the mangrove. With his tragic death in 1997, the...
Mukambo Mixtape: Forró de Macumbeiro – Baião Temperado

Mukambo Mixtape: Forró de Macumbeiro – Baião Temperado

This mixtape was inspired by the rising global trend of organizing forró balls, first in the Southeast of Brazil (São Paulo/Rio), then in the US and Europe. Not exactly the kind of forró I discovered in Pernambuco, at Chimchim da Baiana (Olinda) and such places. Another kind of forró and...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #504 – Heroic Path

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #504 – Heroic Path

This week quite a lot of global afrobeat on Radio Mukambo with Luka Afrobeat Orquesta delivering the album of the week Camino Heroico + Mzee & Femi Koya bringing Fela to the 21st century in South Africa ++ internationally acclaimed Ivorian bass player Manou Gallo covering Lady. We also listen to...