Tag Archives: global sounds

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 #504 – Heroic Path

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #504 – Heroic Path

This week quite a lot of global afrobeat on Radio Mukambo with Luka Afrobeat Orquesta delivering the album of the week Camino Heroico + Mzee & Femi Koya bringing Fela to the 21st century in South Africa ++ internationally acclaimed Ivorian bass player Manou Gallo covering Lady. We also listen to...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #503 – Sahara Grooves

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #503 – Sahara Grooves

This week we travel to the Sahara desert in Niger to dance to some Touareg blues by Les Filles de Illighadad and Dag Tenere, both serving their own blend of Tamasheq sounds. Iswat by Dag Tenere (“the desert’s children”) is our album of the week. Radio Mukambo also takes you to...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #500 – 10 Year Celebration

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #500 – 10 Year Celebration

Ten years of making radio and 500 podcasts, that’s what Mukambo is celebrating this week. So we have a special program talking you through the very vest albums of those ten years. Get ready for a trans-Atlantic trip going from Africa over Latin America to Europe, and a pan-African ride...
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 #497 – Future Sound of Afrobeat

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #497 – Future Sound of Afrobeat

This week Radio Mukambo only serves afrobeat. Some sounds you’ll recognize as afrobeat, others may be what the future of afrobeat will sound like. Which is the case for Tony Allen‘s posthumous album “There Is No End”, more hiphop than afrobeat, except for the drumming, of course! The master drummer...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #489 – Afro-Colombian Take-Over

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #489 – Afro-Colombian Take-Over

Plenty of Afro-Colombian music on Radio Mukambo this week. Starting with the marimba and percussion driven Batea, debut album by Bejuco, a powerful band rooted in the Colombian Pacific with a fresh and contemporary feeling. We also listen to a new single by Abelardo Carbono x Meridian Brothers and a...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #486 – Black History Month Belgium

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #486 – Black History Month Belgium

During this month of March, the fourth edition of Black History Month Belgium will be taking place through virtual performances at AB & many other venues, including Belgian-Ghanian multi-instrumentalist Esinam and the Afropean slammer Badi. Check blackhistorymonth.be for the full programme. Radio Mukambo offers you Afro-grooves all year long, but...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #485 – Legacies & Legends

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #485 – Legacies & Legends

This week Radio Mukambo celebrates legacies and honours legends. “Legacy +” is our double LP of the week, by Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, son and grandson of the great Fela Kuti. Both bring their own peculiar blend of afrobeat. We also pay tribute to two legends who left us:...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #484 – Mandinga Dub

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #484 – Mandinga Dub

A full hour of dub on Radio Mukambo, starting with our album of the week Mandinga Dub by André Sampaio meets Victor Rice. Brazilian music inspired by West-Africa getting the dub treatment. The rest of the podcast is full of dub crossovers with ethiojazz, afrobeat, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, Indian sounds & Balkan...