Tag Archives: Afro-Brazilian

Daily Discovery: Canto para Atabaque

Daily Discovery: Canto para Atabaque

Bahian musicians Tiganá Santana & BaianaSystem joined forces to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the birth of Brazilian politician, writer and guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella.   Together, they set to music one of Marighella’s poems titled ‘Canto Para Atabaque’, releasing two different versions, one of them featuring producer Buguinha Dub....
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...
Musical Road to Womex  – Lucia de Carvalho

Musical Road to Womex  – Lucia de Carvalho

Our Musical Road to Womex brings us to Angola, via Portugal, France and Brazil. These are all the places that shaped Lucia de Carvalho‘s sound. The music of the singer/songwriter and dancer born in Luanda and grown up between Lisbon and a small Alsatian town, fully and rhythmically reflects her life following...
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 #501 – Groove Machine

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #501 – Groove Machine

Radio Mukambo serves a Swedish cumbia band mixing analogue sound with brass and Beastie Boys energy: Cumbiasound‘s debut EP Maquina is our album of the week. We announce Jam’in Jette on tour at FIRM with Daniel Dzidzonu (afrobeat), Azmari (ethiogrooves) coming to Brosella XXS. Furthermore we listen to new afrobeat...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #499 – Afro Power Ensemble

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #499 – Afro Power Ensemble

Muito Kaballa‘s second album Mamari, the first one with the Power Ensemble, is album of the week on Radio Mukambo. Jazzy afrobeat made in Cologne (Germany). The podcast also serves touareg rock, Brazilian rap, Ghanaian afrofuturism, rubacumbia, French hip-hop, Ethiopian tradition embracing the sound of machines and some heavy dub...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #498 – Hip-Hop Caboclo

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #498 – Hip-Hop Caboclo

Gaspar Z’Africa is the greatest rapper you’ve never heard of! The adept of hip-hop culture from São Paulo went on field trips to the north and northeast in search of Brazilian beats to produce a rap album soaked in the rhythms of the country’s African and indigenous roots. “Hip-Hop Caboclo,...