Tag Archives: Afrobeat

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...