Tag Archives: Rock

Mukambo Mixtape: Chico Science Vive – Viva o Manguebeat

Mukambo Mixtape: Chico Science Vive – Viva o Manguebeat

Tribute to Chico Science, the Brazilian Fela Kuti, godfather of manguebeat. His crossover of Pernambucan traditions like maracatu, coco, ciranda & embolada with ’90s culture (hip-hop, rock) gave birth to a whole new style and movement called manguebeat, the beat of the mangrove. With his tragic death in 1997, the...
Playlist: Elektric Voodoo – California Funky Fusion (June 2021)

Playlist: Elektric Voodoo – California Funky Fusion (June 2021)

Welcome June with some fresh, quality and groovy music courtesy of San Diego-based Elektric Voodoo. The Southern California septet, which moved its first steps back in 2016, have brought new meanings to the psych-rock format. Their inclusive and broad-ranging sound shaped after years spent touring far and wide across the US...
Daily Discovery: BLK JKS – uMzabalazo! (Live @ NAC)

Daily Discovery: BLK JKS – uMzabalazo! (Live @ NAC)

Check out Johannesburg-based band BLK JKS performing live their “favourite urban traditional song ‘Join uMzabalazo’ (Join The Revolution)”.   The tune is a “for the people by the people anti-apartheid anti-colonial rallying a cappella fight song, turned African punk rock classic”.   BLK JKS performed it “outside the National Arts...
Preview: Osibisa @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Wednesday 30th September 2020)

Preview: Osibisa @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Wednesday 30th September 2020)

After months and months of “virtual” events, we are more than thrilled to finally restart writing about a “physical” one featuring a good and proper institution of the UK scene celebrating its 50th anniversary. Since the mid-50’s, Teddy Osei has spread the Ghanaian highlife bug far and wide, but it’s...