Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #105 – Rhythm Passport

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This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix!

In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you to and put you in touch with music whizzes, featuring their selections, collections and picks from all around the globe.

Be “Safe & Sounds” and wash your hands!

After a (mad) year spent asking musicians, DJs and music whizzes at large to uplift people’s mood in these Covid-19 times with their playlists and mixes, we thought it was finally time to do the same and celebrate 12 months of Safe & Sounds with our very own episode.

Here’s our feel-good playlist featuring some heartening and upbeat tunes handpicked for you by the Rhythm Passport family…



  • Ibibio Sound Machine – Tell Me (Doko Mien) [picked by April]
  • 47 Soul – Don’t Care Where You From [picked by April]
  • Acid Arab feat. Cem Yıldız – Stil [picked by April]
  • The Beatles – With a Little Help From my Friends [picked by Chris]
  • Daft Punk – Robot Rock [picked by Chris]
  • Pixies – Here Comes Your Man [picked by Chris]
  • William Onyeabor – Fantastic Man [picked by Elliot]
  • Les Filles de Illighadad – Eghass Malan [picked by Elliot]
  • Ahmed Fakroun – Nisyam [picked by Elliot]
  • Baloji – Spoiler [picked by Kia]
  • Ballaké Sissoko – Asa Branca [picked by Lucas]
  • Oumou Sangaré – Djigui [picked by Lucas]
  • Cheikh Lô – Set [picked by Lucas]
  • Ebo Taylor Pat Thomas – Ene Nyame’A’Mensuro [picked by Sophie]
  • Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae? [picked by Sophie]
  • Cesária Evora – Sodade [picked by Teto]
  • KOKOROKO – Ti-De [picked by Teto]
  • Džambo Aguševi Orchestra – Taksim Dream [picked by Teto]
  • Batida Yumbala [picked by Marco]
  • Che Sudaka & Manu Chao – La Risa Bonita [picked by Marco]
  • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – Big Fat Dog [picked by Marco]
  • The Busy Twist – Friday Night [picked by Marco]
  • Systema Solar – Yo Voy Ganao [picked by Marco]
  • The Blaze – Heaven [picked by Marco]
  • ÌFÉ – Estamos Bien (Acoustic Rumba Version) [picked by Marco]

Rhythm Passport is a free online magazine and events listings for open-minded, curious, fun-loving people who want to discover music from around the world. Our core aim is to spread our passion for world music, to change perceptions and to reach new audiences whilst supporting and nurturing the UK’s world music scene.

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