Tag Archives: Afro-Brazilian

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,...
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...