Daily Discovery

Daily Discovery: Rocky Dawuni – Woara

Daily Discovery: Rocky Dawuni – Woara

Check out the brand-new video for “Woara” by Ghanaian Afro-roots artist Rocky Dawuni also featuring guitarist Ackah Blay and beatmaker Wei Ye Oteng.   “​Woara which means “you or it’s you” is sung in the local Akan dialect of Twi. It is a love song that uses its call and...
Daily Discovery: CRIOLO & Tropkillaz – CLEANE

Daily Discovery: CRIOLO & Tropkillaz – CLEANE

Brazilian singer, rapper and songwriter Criolo re-joined forces with DJ Zegon and Laudz (better known as Tropkillaz) to release “Cleane’, a new single and video honouring all the victims of Covid-19.   “Art, once again, helps to give new meanings and emanate good energy, even in the midst of such...

Latest Style/Genre Playlists

Your Ticket to… Italian Global Sounds (By Go Dugong)

Your Ticket to… Italian Global Sounds (By Go Dugong)

Giulio Fonseca aka Go Dugong is one of those artists that we’ve been following closely in the past years. As one of the first producers in Italy to experiment with the melding of electronic music with global sounds, but also nightlife agitator with the now-legendary, borderless and cheerful party Balera Favela in Milan,...
Your Ticket to… Soukous

Your Ticket to… Soukous

Soukous (a term derived from the French secousse or ‘to shake’) came to life in those years, blending together the rich local folk repertoire with the appealing Caribbean beats. In the following decades, the style grew up exponentially. It ramped up its tempo and, being “born to be danced to”,...
Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Your Ticket To… Ethio-Jazz

Apologies to anyone thinking this might be the case, but no, the original Ethio-jazz architect is not Mulatu Astatke. The genius from Jimma is the undeniable model maker and developer of the more recent style. However, to sketch and lay out what has become an unequal combination between traditional African...
Your Ticket To… Kwaito

Your Ticket To… Kwaito

Derived from the Afrikaans word ‘kwai’ literally translating to angry, kwaito is the heavy, house music pumping out of modern South Africa. Kwaito was formed South Africa’s Soweto township, drawing on several South African genres such as kwela, marabi and bubblegum music, the thriving afro pop scene of the 80’s....
Your ticket to… Salsa

Your ticket to… Salsa

In 1970s New York salsa emerged, conquering the world in just a few decades. Caribbean migrants (mainly Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban) were at the heart of the Latin community, bringing musical styles such as cha cha chá, son, guaracha, mambo, bolero, plena, bomba and even Latin jazz. This breeding...

Latest DJ Mixes

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...
Mix: Uprising by Christina Hazboun (June 2021)

Mix: Uprising by Christina Hazboun (June 2021)

Now more than ever, three weeks after a ceasefire ended 11 days of air raids and shelling and the international press and media coverage has returned to its low hum, it’s crucial to keep the attention from wavering, and spotlight the daily sufferings and tensions borne by the people living...
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...
Mix: Rhythm Passport x EoL Radio (March 2021)

Mix: Rhythm Passport x EoL Radio (March 2021)

Some weeks ago, DJ, selector, producer and good friend of Rhythm Passport Black Lulu asked us to prepare a two-hour “Oriental music” selection for his show on Tel Aviv-based Eol Radio… and so we did. Listen in and accompany us on a journey through the Arab music world, from Algerian...

Latest Hit the Road Music Studio Episodes

Hit The Road Music Studio: Mourad Bachkou Gnaoua Band

Hit The Road Music Studio: Mourad Bachkou Gnaoua Band

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Ady & Kasia Take You to the Desert

Hit The Road Music Studio: Ady & Kasia Take You to the Desert

Ady and Kasia from Hit The Road Music Studio are back on Rhythm Passport with their musical journey to record artists all over the world and support their musical heritage and culture. They recently released a documentary retracing their experience and you can have a sneak peek into it watching the...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Choque Sonidero

Hit The Road Music Studio: Choque Sonidero

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Lala Tamar

Hit The Road Music Studio: Lala Tamar

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Projekt Kobieta

Hit The Road Music Studio: Projekt Kobieta

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...
Hit The Road Music Studio: Zegro Band

Hit The Road Music Studio: Zegro Band

We are excited to host a new monthly section on Rhythm Passport curated by the nice people, travellers at heart and music lovers at Hit The Road Music Studio.  In 2018, they hit the road from Poland to Morocco on their “magic bus”, a fully equipped caravan with professional studio recording...