Woweembeem Mixtape 12 — Papa Lou

First up, big thanks to everyone who came to our party on Sunday night at Wah Wah Club. So much fun in that little basement! Our guest DJs Kixx, REPLETE and Johnny Carroll all killed it. This week’s mixtape is a little clubbier than usual. Drum machines, synths, old and new stuff side by side. More Chantal Taïba, more Domani, the latest Awesome Tapes From Africa release, some banging Kwaito, and this much-lauded, 1983 Japanese synth-pop reissue, to cool things down at the end.

Happy listening.

Here’s the tracklist from REPLETE’s mixtape last week:

01. Ayub Ogada – Kothbiro
02. Fangool – Mariama
03. Mala feat. Dreiser & Sexto Sentido – Como Como
04. iZem – Agua Viva
05. Gyedu – Blay Ambolley Adwoa
06. Osmar Milito E Quarteto Forma – America Latina
07. Dele Sosimi – Ojo ro
08. Black Motion x Amampondo – Far Lands
09. O Son De Cabo Verde – Os Kings Minino na Tchora
10. Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – I Go Shout Plenty

Woweembeem Mixtape 012 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou

Woweembeem Mixtape 11 — REPLETE

This week our mixtape has been compiled by DJ/producer REPLETE, hailing straight outta Kilkenny. Go like his Facebook page and check his latest release. Tasty stuff.  He’s also been added to the lineup for our next party this April 30th at Wah Wah Club. Tickets are on sale here. It doesn’t feel like it, but this coming weekend is a bank holiday. Many of you have Monday off work… time to make plans accordingly!

Tracklist from Kixx’s mixtape last week:

01. Bhudaza – Lekhokhoma
02. Sankomota – Africa
03. Miriam Makeba – N’Dibanga Hamba
04. Milton Henry – Sweet Melody
05. K. Frimpong – Abrabo
06. Pierre Antoine – Say Min Sy Soh
07. José Casimiro – Morti Sta Bidjacu
08. Kabelo – Masheleng
09. MDU – E-Beach
10. Boom Shaka – Thobela

Woweembeem Mixtape 011 was compiled by REPLETE and edited by Papa Lou

Woweembeem Mixtape 10 — Kixx

This week we’re super happy to have a guest mixtape from Moiketsi Ramaili aka Kixx, hailing straight outta Lesotho in Southern Africa, but currently residing here in the Emerald Isle. Kixx will also join us in the DJ booth at our next party this April 30th at Wah Wah Club. Tickets are on sale here. For those of you still reading, you can grab yourself some freebies by registering here. Reading pays!

Tracklist from Rosa & Danny Groenland’s mixtape last week:

01. Lila Downs – Icnocuicatl
02. Jaubi – Dilla Taal (For J Dilla)
03. Oumou Sangare – Koroko
04. Yamasuki – Yama Yama
05. Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love
06. Airto Moreira – Tombo in 7,4
07. Unknown – Anisokoma
08. Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba – Beware, Verwoerd! (Ndodemnyama)
09. Joyce – Aldeia de Ogum
10. Soweto Gospel Choir – Hlohonolofatsa

Woweembeem Mixtape 010 was compiled by Kixx and edited by Papa Lou

Woweembeem Mixtape 009 — Danny & Rosa Groenland

This week our mixtape has been put together by Rosa & Danny Groenland. For those of you unacquainted, this beautiful couple have a baby. Yep. It’s a beautiful baby as well. Makes sense. Their mix features music from Mexico, Pakistan, Mali, France, Jamaica, Brazil and more. Possibly our most eclectic one to date. We may feature some further ‘couple contributions’, if you can stomach that concept. In other news, we are back in the club at the end of the month! April 30th at Wah Wah Club. Full details are here on Facebook and tickets from €5 here. You know what to do! (listen to the mix and buy a ticket for Woweembeem)

Tracklist from Alice’s mixtape last week:

01. Abyssinia Infinte – Gedawo
02. Marijata – I Walk Alone
03. Awa Kassemady Diabate – Baya
04. Baba Sissoko – Doni Doni
05. Amadou Et Mariam – Bara (Joaquin’s Mix)
06. Jimi Bazzouka – So So Ye
07. Panjabi MC – Jatt Ho Giya Sharabee
08. Oumou Sangaré – Yala
09. Yoruba Singers – Black Pepper
10. Sorie Kondi – Sorie Thogolobea

Woweembeem Mixtape 009 was compiled by Danny & Rosa Groenland and edited by Papa Lou

Woweembeem Mixtape 008 — Alice Jacquier

This week our homegal Alice Jacquier supplies the goods w/ a killer mix of traditional and more contemporary music from Africa and the Middle East. We’ve set up a soundcloud playlist to host and archive everything each week. All music is streamable and downloadable from there – no more gammy WeTransfer links! Hope to have news of our second Woweembeem party soon. May the stars align correctly for us pls God.

For those of you desperate for last week’s tracklist, here it is:

01. Salif Keita – Soro
02. Herb Albert & Hugh Masakela – Mama Way
03. Orchestra Baobab – Juana
04. Mary Afi Usuah – From Me To You
05. Francis Bebey – Sanza Tristesse
06. Azymuth – Guaratiba
07. Claude Rodap – Tempete
08. Lobi Traoré – Banan Ni
09. Osibisa – Rabiatu
10. Señor Coconut – Smooth Operator

Woweembeem Mixtape 008 was compiled by Alice Jacquier and edited by Papa Lou

Woweembeem Mixtape 007 — Papa Lou

This week we’ve got a deep excursion into soul, jazz, afrobeat & latin w/ tracks from Salif Keita, Señor Coconut, Francis Bebey & more. All vinyl records this time… the Bebey one is rare but the others are all easily available (and cheap). It’s music to listen to while lyin’ horizontal in the sunshine. Thank you musicians. Thank you record pressing plants. S/O to the Universe. Downloadable from here.

Here’s the tracklist from last week’s mix:

01. Monks Of Senegal – Ethiopic
02. Gal Costa – Baby
03. Habib Koité – Baro
04. Ali Farka Touré – Radio Mali
05. Orchestra Baobab – Utrus Horas
06. Arthur Verocai – Que Mapa
07. Batsumi – Mamshanyana
08. Angélique Kidjo – Sedjedo
09. Fatoumata Diawara – Kanou
10. Muluqen Mellesse Dahlak Band – Bene Mote

Woweembeem Mixtape 007 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou

Woweembeem Mixtape 006 — Papa Lou


We had an amazing time at the first Woweembeem – huge thanks to our performers and everyone who came along and contributed to the positive energy all night! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates about future gigs. This week’s mixtape is a slow, relaxing selection of music from Africa & Brazil. Lots of guitars and sweet vocals. Nurse those Paddy’s weekend hangovers people. It’s temporarily downloadable from here too.

Here’s the tracklist from last week’s mix:

01. Sabu Martinez – Martin Cohen Loves Latin Percussion
02. Toure Kunda – Ne Nami
03. Mory Kante – Nonsense (Apartheid)
04. Mory Kante – Africa 2000
05. Toure Kunda – Em’ma
06. Sona Diabate – Djoulou Nouma (Pure Club Mix)
07. Trinidad Oil Company – Feelings
08. Tabou – New York City
09. Ghetto Blaster – Life’s Just A Party
10. Sabu Martinez – Hotel Alyssa-Sousse, Tunisia

Woweembeem Mixtape 006 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou