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 

Woweembeem Mixtape 005 — Papa Lou

Mixtape 005 is an all vinyl afro-caribbean excursion through the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Latin, soul, monstrous breaks, afrobeat, ’90s deep house w/ Guinean vocals – it’s all there. Shout out to the French dude who sold us these records over the weekend. Floating on cloud 9 ever since. Temporarily downloadable from here.

Our inaugural Woweembeem gig this Thursday w/ Awesome Tapes From Africa is shaping up to be huge.

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

01. Il Carbonaro – High Noon
02. Burning Spear – Civilized Reggae
03. Freddie McGregor – Natural Collie
04. Shabba Ranks – Respect
05. Junior Murvin – Super Powers
06. Fabian – Prophecy
07. Stephen Marley feat Damian Marley & Buju Banton – Jah Army
08. High Smile HiFi feat Speng Bond – Dilly Dally
09. Perfect – Hand Cart Bwoy
10. Lady Saw – Swing Sung

Woweembeem Podcast 005 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou 

 

Woweembeem Mixtape 004 — Papa Lou

 

Our fourth mixtape is a reggae special w/ tracks from Lady Saw, High Smile HiFi, Shabba Ranks and more. The last song is mastered really low so you’ll need to turn that one up. It’s a mix of vinyl rips and wavs taken from CD, or bought from the always-on-point reggaerecord.com. Stream above or download from here.

Here’s last week’s tracklist:

01. Amadou & Mariam – Mouna
02. Kanyi – Ndinje
03. Youssou N’Dour – Bes
04. Peter King – Ajo
05. Amadou & Mariam – M’bifé Balafon
06. Brenda and the Big Dudes – Amalahle
07. Kyekyeku – Enye Whi
08. Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Gyae Su
09. DJ Center – Dem Say Ah (feat. Akoya Afrobeat)
10. Mulatu Astatke – I Can’t Live Without You

Our first event is looking like a full house! Don’t sleep on tickets.

Woweembeem Mixtape 004 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou 

 

Woweembeem Mixtape 003 — Robin Graham

Three mixtapes in already! Our dear friend Robin Graham put this week’s selection together. Tracklist comin’ next week. Grab a download from here if you fancy hanging on to it. Beautiful music, both old and new, from all over Africa. The tune spotters can find last week’s tracklist below.

01. Serart – Love Is The Peace
02. D. Albarn, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabaté – Bamako City
03. Fairouz – Ethereal Track
04. Fairouz – Piano Track
05. No Blues – Rageen Rambling
06. Fairouz – Shayef el Bahr
07. Oum – Oum Katloum
08. D. Albarn, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabaté – Spoons
09. Serart – Devil’s Wedding
10. No Blues – Farewell Shalabiye

Our inaugural event w/ Awesome Tapes From Africa, Fakoli & Farah Elle is getting close! Tickets are on sale here. Expecting a capacity crowd for this so don’t hang about. Hope you enjoy the music and have a great week!

Woweembeem Mixtape 003 was compiled by Robin Graham and edited by Papa Lou 

Woweembeem Mixtape 002 — Farah Elle

 

Our second mixtape! This time Farah Elle kindly chose the music, ahead of her upcoming solo performance with us at The Sugar Club. It’s a beautiful selection of music from Africa & the Middle East. We’ll post the tracklist next week. It’s downloadable from here. In the meantime, for the spotters, here are last week’s track IDs:

01. Chantal Taïba – Dakan
02. Miriam Makeba – Kilimanjaro
03. Thomas Mapfumo – Unknown [tape rip, haven’t ID’d yet, but not rare]
04. Youssou N’Dour – Medina
05. Ousmane Seydi – Aming N’kere Ke Badiouda
06. Patience Dabany – Sango Ya Mawa
07. Letta Mbulu – Normalizo
08. Penny Penny – Shaka Bundu
09. Domani – Bouteneni
10. Vumani – Guy Fawkes [via awesometapes.com]

Tickets for our inaugural event w/ Awesome Tapes From Africa & Farah Elle are flying out, grab yours from here.

Woweembeem Mixtape 002 was compiled by Farah Elle and edited by Papa Lou