“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 SimoLagnawi, our album of the week, out on Strut.
Radio Mukambo also serves great new Afro-Colombian music by Bejuco and SonPalenque + some free jazz-fuelled afrobeat variants by LaFuerzaMayor (Buenos Aires), EchoesofZoo (Brussels) and PuntaDiamante (Mexico City). We finish off the podcast with some reggae and Angolan beats.