Tag Archives: afrogrooves

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #472 – Afrofuturism meets Vintage Afro Sounds

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #472 – Afrofuturism meets Vintage Afro Sounds

Radio Mukambo takes you to Copenhagen (Denmark) to discover Nuri, an up-and-coming musician who creates his own blend of afrofuturism by combining archival field recordings from diverse African traditions with electronic beats, polyrhythmic grooves and North African trance music. His second album “Irun” is our cd of the week. We...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #471 – Budapest Groove x Kampala Fire

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #471 – Budapest Groove x Kampala Fire

Radio Mukambo takes you to Budapest to discover the pioneering Hungarian afrobeat group The Mabon Dawud Republic. The young band already toured in Ghana where they recorded with highlife legend Pat Thomas and vocalist and kologo player Stevo Atambire. Their debut LP is our cd of the week, on out...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #468 – Global Afrobeat Movement

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #468 – Global Afrobeat Movement

Twenty years after Fela Kuti‘s death, afrobeat is more alive than ever. Literally every continent has afrobeat bands and it’s safe to say there are more than a hundred bands spread over fifty countries. Mukambo created “Global Afrobeat Movement” with the aim of promoting the current global afrobeat scene, prompting...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #465 – Backwoods grooves

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #465 – Backwoods grooves

With roots in the voodoo backwoods of Benin, Frankosun and The Family from Helsinki (Finland) deliver the cd of the week on Radio Mukambo. Their self-titled debut sounds like a resurrection of the Black President, Fela Kuti! We focus on the third NYP Records compilation and “African Electronic Diaspora –...
Podcast: Grooves Against Covid – Deconfinement Mixtape

Podcast: Grooves Against Covid – Deconfinement Mixtape

On this global mash-up of grooves, Mukambo serves some of the best music that 2020 has brought so far. Covid has made it a year to forget, but musically 2020 is a hit. From reggae/dub to afrobeat, creole sounds to Latin beats, ethiogroove to hiphop, Congotronics to global crossover, plus...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #460 – Global Crossover

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #460 – Global Crossover

This week Radio Mukambo focuses on two Japanese projects: Tokyo-based ten-piece wild Japanese folk band Minyo Crusaders joins forces with Colombian cumbia radicals Frente Cumbiero on the EP “Minyo Cumbiero” (on Mais Um Discos), while Japanese afrobeat rockers Stepak Takraw do it without horns on the EP “Livyatan” (on Soul...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #457 – Black Jesus

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #457 – Black Jesus

The father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke joins forces with Melbourne-based Black Jesus Experience to deliver a delicious encounter of Ethiopian melodies with hip-hop-infused jazz and funk grooves on To Know Without Knowing, our cd of the week out on Agogo Records. Radio Mukambo also serves new stuff from Ethioda (French...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #449 – Let the Groove Fly!

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #449 – Let the Groove Fly!

On their debut album Alewa (cd of the week), Santrofi brings a new wave of fresh highlife directly from the streets of Accra, Ghana. The eight musicians around bassist and producer Emmanuel Ofori are deeply rooted in vintage Ghanaian highlife music, with influences ranging from the fast-paced pulse of 70s...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #444 – Wassoulou Grooves

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #444 – Wassoulou Grooves

If you wanna see the corona dancing, put on this heavy dance machine in your ghettoblaster. This fusion of rock, funk, trance & Malinese wassoulou music, the sound of Bamako by night, might even prove too hot for the virus to handle! Bamba Wassoulou Groove delivers our album of the...
Mix: Radio Mukambo Entering 2020 – Best of 2019 Mixtape

Mix: Radio Mukambo Entering 2020 – Best of 2019 Mixtape

It took quite a while, actually it took a corona crisis to get time to finish this Best-of-2019 mixtape, but it was worth the wait. It’s a serious global mash-up of grooves, bass ‘n beats, 56 tracks squeezed into little more than 2 hours. Don’t forget: leave your dancing shoes...