Podcast: Radio Mukambo #488 – Grabbed by the Groove

“El Hal” is the feeling that comes when playing music, forgetting where you are. The feeling of being grabbed by the music and lost in the groove. A title that says it all about the third album from the London/Moroccan collective Electric Jalaba around Moroccan-born singer and guimbri player Simo Lagnawi, our album of the week, out on Strut.

Radio Mukambo also serves great new Afro-Colombian music by Bejuco and Son Palenque + some free jazz-fuelled afrobeat variants by La Fuerza Mayor (Buenos Aires), Echoes of Zoo (Brussels) and Punta Diamante (Mexico City). We finish off the podcast with some reggae and Angolan beats.

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Album of the week: Electric JalabaEl Hal / The Feeling


  1. Osayomore Joseph And The Creative Seven – Africa Is My Root
  2. Bejuco – Curao
  3. Son Palenque – Wachimbongo
  4. Electric Jalaba – Fulan
  5. Kady Diarra – Sou
  6. La Fuerza Mayor – Sed
  7. Echoes of Zoo – Monkey Burns Lab
  8. Punta Diamante – Champ Fire
  9. Electric Jalaba – Hindewu
  10. David Cairol feat. Brinsley Forde & Var – Building Bridges
  11. Eek A Mouse x Irie Ites – Put Food On The Ghetto Youth Table
  12. Batida presents Ikoqwe – Makumba
  13. Batida presents Ikoqwe – Pele