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Podcast: Radio Mukambo #516 – Top 21 of 2021

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #516 – Top 21 of 2021

It’s the first week of the year so time to treat you to the best albums of 2021. A global trip that will take you from Colombian Pacific tot a refugee camp in the desert, from adrenaline fuelled jazz to the Beastie Boys making cumbia in the Congo. Ethiogrooves, Latin...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #515 – United Nonsense

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #515 – United Nonsense

For the last normal podcast of the year, we have two albums of the week: U.N. (United Nonsense) is the debut of Swedish afrobeat band Olumo Soundz, so true to the foundations of afrobeat that we sometimes have to snap to make sure we’re not listening to Fela Kuti! The...
Mukambo Mixtape – Let’s Felabrate 2021

Mukambo Mixtape – Let’s Felabrate 2021

For the second year in a row, Mukambo and NYP Records teamed up to prove the global afrobeat scene is more alive than ever. Mukambo compiled 21 bands from the four corners of the earth, bringing their own blend of afrobeat to pay tribute to the Black President Fela Kuti...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #514 – Jimi Hendrix of Highlife

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #514 – Jimi Hendrix of Highlife

This week we dive into the Golden Sixties and Seventies of highlife music with Oliver Nayoka, a Nigerian singer & guitarist, mixing highlife with heavy Congolese guitar. Aja Wele-Wele sounds like a vinyl coming straight from the ’70s but was made today, reshaping the history and conception of highlife earning himself...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #513 – Black Ants Groove Together

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #513 – Black Ants Groove Together

This week we fly to the Congo to make sure that Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound. A surrealistic title for the fourth full-length album by the legendary Congolese polyrhythmic trance collective Kasai Allstars, our album of the week out on Crammed Discs. We check more...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #512 – Groove in the Jungle

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #512 – Groove in the Jungle

Radio Mukambo takes you to Italy for some deep funk cooked up with African and Latin roots by Vito Lalinga on Guru in the Jungle, our album of the week. A fusion of styles and grooves with fat beats and an overall jazz and Afro-Latin vibe. We also listen to...
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, each...
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...