Tag Archives: Japan

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...
Visions of Sound (March 2021)

Visions of Sound (March 2021)

Every month, we bring you a collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
Daily Discovery: Chihei Hatakeyama – Twilight Sea

Daily Discovery: Chihei Hatakeyama – Twilight Sea

Chihei Hatakeyama is a Japanese sound artist, mastering engineer, and record label founder. ‘Twilight Sea’ is his new single part of his upcoming album Late Spring out on April 7 via Gearbox Records.   “An album of a humble nature, ‘Late Spring’ gently unfolds as a shared journeying experience through a...
Visions of Sound  (September 2020)

Visions of Sound (September 2020)

Every month, we bring you a collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
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...
Preview: Minyo Crusaders @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Monday 11th November 2019)

Preview: Minyo Crusaders @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Monday 11th November 2019)

When opposites attract. Take possibly the most traditional expression of Japanese folk music (min’yō), blend it with worlds apart styles like reggae, cumbia and afrobeat, add tons of groove, and you’ll have one of the most exciting bands around, Minyo Crusaders. The Tokyo-based ensemble is a joy-to-the-ear music miracle. Back...