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Mix: Mukambo’s Pan-Afrobeat Mixtape

Mix: Mukambo’s Pan-Afrobeat Mixtape

Twenty+ years after Fela Kuti‘s death, afrobeat seems to be more alive than ever! Over the past two decades, afrobeat bands have arisen in the four corners of the earth, some paying homage to Fela, other playing their own blend of afrobeat, mixing their roots with Fela Kuti and Tony...
Radio Mukambo #495 – Spicy Balaphonics

Radio Mukambo #495 – Spicy Balaphonics

Spicy Boom Boom by Balaphonics from France is album of the week on Radio Mukambo, a mix of balafon and other West-African influences with brass and afro-grooves. The podcast serves new singles by Esinam (Ghana/Belgium), Alex Figueira (Portugal/Venezuela), Rumble (France) Havana meets Kingston (Cuba/Jamaica). We discover DJ Grissino‘s new EP I’m...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #494 – Refugee Encounters

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #494 – Refugee Encounters

M’berra is the story of a collective of Malian musicians from the M’berra Refugee Camp in southeast Mauritania meeting Italian producer and electro-shaman Khalab in a tent city rising out of the desert, out of nothingness, at the border with Mali in West Africa. Brought together by spirit and circumstance,...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #493 – Marimba Groove

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #493 – Marimba Groove

Voy Pa’ Allá is our album of the week, delicious marimba music from the Colombian Pacific coast, not just made by a band but by a cultural institution: Semblanzas del Río Guapi. Out on Llorona Records. Radio Mukambo also serves afrobeat from Lagos (Nigeria) and Bahia (Brazil), musical patchworks by Jaguar...
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...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #491 – Tribal Futurism

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #491 – Tribal Futurism

Guedra Guedra‘s debut LP Vexillology is kicking down borders, offering listeners an experience made from hypnotic and rhythmic arrangements rooted in ancient cultures. From his Casablanca studio, the Moroccan genre-defying producer serves an elevation of tribal consciousness and underground futurism. Vexillology is album of the week on Radio Mukambo, out on On...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #490 – Transformation & Cure

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #490 – Transformation & Cure

Pancada Motor: Transformação e Cura is the 7th album by DJ Tudo e Sua Gente de Todo Lugar from São Paulo (Brazil), a breed of Brazilian field recordings made between 2007 and 2019 and recordings with traditional and modern musicians during trips around the world. Calling for “Transformation and Cure”: the...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #489 – Afro-Colombian Take-Over

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #489 – Afro-Colombian Take-Over

Plenty of Afro-Colombian music on Radio Mukambo this week. Starting with the marimba and percussion driven Batea, debut album by Bejuco, a powerful band rooted in the Colombian Pacific with a fresh and contemporary feeling. We also listen to a new single by Abelardo Carbono x Meridian Brothers and a...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #488 – Grabbed by the Groove

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #488 – Grabbed by the Groove

“El Hal” is the feeling that comes when playing music, forgetting where you are. The feeling of being grabbed by the music and lost in the groove. A title that says it all about the third album from the London/Moroccan collective Electric Jalaba around Moroccan-born singer and guimbri player Simo...
Podcadst: Radio Mukambo #487 – Women’s Voices

Podcadst: Radio Mukambo #487 – Women’s Voices

Specially for International Women’s Day, this podcast is entirely dedicated to women’s voices. And for the first time in 10 years, basically all tracks come from Be My Voice, a NYP Records-compilation by Global Riddims and Mukambo. Discover 15 female artists from around the world fighting for female rights and...