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Lungu Lungu: An Interview with Mr. African Hip-Hop Himself, Thomas Gesthuizen

Q&A on the history of African hip-hop, and where it stands today Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Fried Zambian Street Food

Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, it’s Zambian group 2wo 1ne’s “Vitumbuwa.” Today we travel … read more »

POSTED January 23, 2013 5:26PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS:
From L to R: DJ MJ, DJ Satelite, Killamu, and DJ Satelite's brother

Lungu Lungu: DJ Satelite’s Unifying Orbit

Photo, from left to right: DJ MJ, DJ Satelite, Killamu, and DJ Satelite’s brother. In past columns I’ve covered some recent trends within kuduro and house music in Angola, but today I want to give … read more »

POSTED July 11, 2012 2:55PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,
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Lungu Lungu: The Ghetto Shines on in Angola

A few months ago I asked if kuduro is dead. The question wasn’t all provocation: my recent trip to Luanda has shown me first hand how prevalent house music has become in Angola, in just … read more »

POSTED June 13, 2012 12:00PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS Comments (5) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,
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Lungu Lungu: Angola Strikes Again

I have the great pleasure of writing this column from Luanda, Angola. I was here for the first time three years ago and managed to share a small bit of kuduro on this same website. … read more »

POSTED May 30, 2012 4:00PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC, MUSIC INTERVIEWS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,
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Lungu Lungu: Siko on the Rise

A fee weeks ago I had the chance to meet a living encyclopedia, Florent Mazzolini, a French journalist who shies away from being called a musicologist, but who in fact is an inexhaustible source of … read more »

POSTED April 4, 2012 1:06PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,
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Lungu Lungu: Kuduro is Dead

It pains me to say it, but it appears kuduro is seriously fading out in Angola. It’s so hard to believe. I was there just two years ago, and kuduro was blasting out of every … read more »

POSTED December 15, 2011 4:45PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC INTERVIEWS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (6) TAGS: , , , , , , ,
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Premiere: J-Wow’s FADER Mix MP3

As ever, we are talking about the fearless Buraka Som Sistema producer/DJ from Lisbon, not the excessively tanned Jerz chica now famous for being a prominent member of the leisure-class-with-a-hurricane-glass. Our J-Wow was here first! … read more »

POSTED October 13, 2010 10:30AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (5) TAGS: , , ,
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Premiere: Buraka Som Sistema’s J-WOW & Toy Selectah, “Mo’chaxo” MP3

In yesterday’s Ghetto Palms column, Eddie Stats had a very interesting conversation with Ghetto Bassquake purveyors Vamanos and Chief Boima about the direction of tropical music—and what “tropical” even means. Said Vamanos: “To me, it’s … read more »

POSTED August 26, 2010 1:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,
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Ghetto Palms 106: More Mavado / Conceptual Kuduro / Exclusive Interview!

Once more into the breach between ethno and techno y’all. One of the biggest tracks from my last blend in this tempo was Nic Sarno’s “Mana Wasa” which is from Enchufada’s Hard Ass Sessions Vol. … read more »

POSTED June 28, 2010 4:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,