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‘Rambola’ ft. Carnival rhythms, kick drums, Middle Eastern strings, and hand-held percussion playing off a call-and-response wordplay!
It Began In Africa was set up by EDM artists Juliet Sikora and Tube & Berger. They want to help raise money for The African Children’s Choir
‘Irganda’ focuses on the dire environmental predicaments that Malians face on a daily basis. It’s a defiant plea for reflection & action!
‘Maloya’ by Alma Negra has a broad range of ethnic rhythms, far out vocal chops and even a grainy, tape-saturated kick drum to boot!
Sounds good right? Yea, this mix going to get all up in your brain. You can damn near taste the music. World Hip Hop for ya!! Thanks me later. Check out this dope artist on the playlist, Shumba Youth from the UK. Napoleon Da Legend put me on to him. Also check out Cohen@Mushon from Israel. They are one of my favorite groups right now. Their production is so smooth. You won't be disappointed. Anyway my mix adds some flavor to your taste buds, let's rock!!!
There’s an amazing & very atypical vibe on ‘Hinde.’ The track sounds more like moody desert music than something born from the Kenyan coast!
Boom!! Cracking the ice with all this boom bap in this mix. Non­stop blow your speakers out on this one..This mix right here. No cheap monitors please.. LOL. Nah let's go. We rock to any speaker system with this mix. So rock with us. Between the oceans mix. Yeah get ya passports out. Going to be a great trip. You might be in a cold region or hot region. but we still going to rock it hot. Check out the Snowgoons produced track with Intell & Inspetah Deck on it called "Word of Mouth". Also check out the grooving track "Make You No Forget" by Blitz Da Ambassador. Ghana stand up!! Let's go!!!
Hook & Crook’ finds Amayo flying to the peak of Kilimanjaro “to gain an outer worldly perspective” He finds the need to “detach, detach”
‘Bamako’ is about dispelling the negative image of Africa by describing something everyone can relate to – going out on a Saturday night!
B.C.U.C.’s incantations look social & identity questions in the face. They refuse to belong to a specific movement or be put into a box!
‘Mr. Debtor’ will take you deeper into the groove, coming through with a beautifully dubwise groove to fill the air! So hot!
On “Abandon Property,” Oghene Kologbo’s rich, oaky, finely aged vocals provide rugged counterpoint to Tony Allen’s lightly-skipping rhythm!
Formed in 2011, Ajate plays a unique blend of afro-groove dance music mixed w/ Japanese traditional festival music called Ohayashi!
Singapore’s Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra welcomes you aboard an enlightening musical voyage to witness the world in a new collective realm!
Oumou Sangaré sings openly about forbidden topics. Her music is not entertainment but experience, a conscious theatre of ideas!
Oumou Sangaré’s voice is a soulful joy, soaring to high notes and resounding with a husky richness! Enjoy Jose Marquez’s remix of her track!
After 2 hip hop oriented albums, the A.L.V.O. returns to its beloved orchestral madness w/ their album “Morpheus” Enjoy “Super Dopamine!”
In “Race Hustle,” by C.A.P., an overwhelming atmosphere of urban struggle rises from chanting protestors introducing the song!
The 4 tracks from Gumz’ EP ‘Mwalimu,’ which is the Swahili word for teacher, feels like a soul searching experience provided by each track!
The Shtoompah remix of ‘Everything Scatter’ by Fela Kuti has some haunting voodoo sounds of Fela for the new millennium!
Straight from the capital of Highlife, the album ‘Sor’ by Kyekyeku has everything – Afrobeat, Ghanaian Highlife & a message!
‘Gnonnu Tome Lin’ ft. heavy uptempo soukous from the mighty Poly-Rythmo with guest composer and vocalist Assa Cica. Distinct Benin sound!
The Saturators are a 7-piece multi-cultural groove machine hailing from Brooklyn & Harlem! Their song ‘Not For You’ will make you dance!
‘Life On The Street’ is a vibrant demonstration by Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu of their take on Highlife & Afrobeat blended w/ other genres!
"Baja Norte" gives you a taste of the diverse flavor of Sure Fire Soul Ensemble. Latin rhythms, wah-wah guitar, sax, drum, bass & organ!
Matuki’s album ‘Injo’ is composed of 8 original tracks. The album features Afro-groove/urban funk with a psychedelic edge!
‘Noom’ is a unique groove & power shock that results from the clash between the rumble of a military band and an Afrobeat ensemble!
Let’s open the show with an unexpected Nu-skool Brazilika-brukbeat remix from Positive Flow of the Bahama Soul Club’s track ‘Elegguà’!
Pasteur Lappe became a charming star in Cameroon at just 19 years old. He became friends with stars such as Fela Kuti, Tala AM, J Moboule!
For a band w/ no lead singer, Big Mean Sound Machine has character in spades. They're a polyrhythmic monster w/ a crisp, unrelenting groove!
Hey, back home from Las Vegas. It's hard to leave Vegas. Feel like you never have enough time to run around in Vegas. Anyway back in NY. Another dope episode for you to rock to. Shoutout to my homeys Sourlife Phoenix and Braindead who was in Vegas a week ago. We missed hooking up. Next time. This time let's go right into the mix. Hiphop from around the world. Let's go!!!
“The Havana Remixes” by the Bahama Soul Club reveals their finest moments rebooted into pure rhythmic bliss! It’s a truly bright collection!
‘Dey Suffer’ describes the emigration out of Africa which has created a brain drain, with qualified people leaving for wealthier pastures.
Oneness Of Juju, from Washington, D.C. fuses jazz, funk, soul, African rhythms with social & political movements! Enjoy the track ‘Too Poo!’
December Beaches are bit crushed 909s, spoken word samples, African jazz catalogue, a love of house & a really funky bassline!
“Afri-Cali, ”a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s Ethiopian music, topped with coastal-psych seasoning!
If, as the great Fela Kuti once said ‘music is the weapon,’ then you’ll need to wear armor to withstand the full sonic force of L.A.C.!
What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? That’s the vibe of the debut by Here Lies Man! The quintet was created by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas!
The A.L.V.O. returns with another hip-hop colored album, Impact! A genuine collaboration of the French atypical fusion orchestra led by Masta Conga with MC Racecar!
Fogo Fogo is about Fela having a big party performing his hits. He served drinks to his guests, & they drank everything. When he couldn’t afford more a riot ensued!
‘Man Is Enough’ is the second album from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra, consisting of 10 songs, led by 3 singers. This album is a musical hybrid that merges funk groove!
Yessss. Good times. Been out here in Washington D.C. since Friday night. My boy Dj Evil Dee tore down the 18th Street Lounge. I backed him up on the microphone. Man we been doing it since high school. No surprises there. So sit back relax as I rock a new episode of world hip-hop on this lovely sunday for your ear drums. Shoutout to everybody who came out to 18th Street lounge. Shout out to the whole staff up at BTRtoday who help bring this dope mix to you around the world. Come on yo let's get it. Enjoy!!!
While visiting Kinshasa James Brown dubbed Verckys, Mr. Dynamite. Notorious for being one of Congo’s most ruthless business men, the legendary musician was a powerhouse
Zozo Afrobeat is a 13-piece band based in NYC. Their track ‘Mugabe’ was released as a protest song speaking out against the suffering of Zimbabweans under Mugabe’s rule.
The Sea Slugs unique music is born out of a collective condemnation of intolerance, a strong sense of solidarity with fellow humans & passion for the music of Fela Kuti!
Enjoy ‘Beautiful’ from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra’s latest album, ‘Man Is Enough!’ The only Afrobeat band in Poland, they uniquely use the power of 3 female vocalists.
Fela Kuti’s, Live ‘Custom Checkpoint,’ is a song about the division of countries in Africa. It’s unusual for Fela with a very intense pace, danceable to the extreme!
What?? March right around the corner...Damnn!! Gotta pay these bills, LOL. To ease the past due pain I got a funky dope set for ya'll to rock to. Yeah man, Mexico, Ecuador, Columbia, Toronto and many more pit stop we gotta make to rock your headset. Yeah Bazarro on the mix and that's what it do. Make sure you pick up that new Cohen@Mushon album in stores, they from Israel. The legend Dj Krush is in the mix. I'm a stop talking. Let's go.!!!
‘Afrobeat L’Ayeraye’ is the latest release from Najite & Olokun Prophecy. The album represents a cross generational culmination of artistic talent inspired by Fela Kuti!
‘Fear Not For Man’ was written in the heat of Feal Kuti’s conflict with the military. The track is a provocation expressing Fela’s lack of fear in the face of brutality.
Fela Kuti’s four-song concert album ‘With GingerBaker-Live!’ features the equally volatile Cream drummer, who lived in Nigeria from 1970-76. Enjoy ‘Ye Ye de Smell!’
Heyy! What up? Yep we back. Ain't going no where no time soon. But we are going to taking you on another trip around the globe in a couple of minutes.  Non-stop rocking hip-hop from around the world. I mean my boy Blastah Beats from Portugal holding it down over there. Napoleon Da Legend is on his "Steal This Mixtape" Tour which started last week..Make sure you google his dates. Find him in a country near you. Also peep that "Hometown Hervert" album available on itunes. The album is so dope. Check out the mc's on the album just holding it down hard. Ok, let's start the engines. World Hip-Hop. Let's go!! Blitz The Ambassador-Respect Mines Jean Grae & 9th Wonder-Don't Rush Me Hometown Herverts-One Day
13-piece Montreal based band, Papa Groove take us on an rich aurol journey from West Africa to Oakland, USA. Blasting out a healthy dose of Afrobeat & funky R&B!
Don’t miss 16-piece-band, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra playing righteous African funk huge! It’s impossible not to dance to PAO’s body grooving goodness!
Honolulu based Good Foot is an 8 piece Kaka‘ako-based dance band rocking Soul, Funk & Afrobeat music! Enjoy their song ‘Well Mannered Fool!’
DJ Meredith is taking you around the world on a journey through sound with this playlist featuring new bands & artists! Let’s open the show with ‘Papa Groove’ from Montreal based band, Papa Groove. Enjoy new & rare grooves as we check out Fela Kuti, Wangari, The KutiMangoes and so much more!   Wangari / Elephants   Sunburst / Ave Africa   Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Roy Ayers / Music Of Many Colours
Fela Kuti’s ‘Government Chicken Boy,’ is about obedient followers of authority. This half-hour original version has ominous horns & chants.

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