A truly beautiful and hypnotising selection of Congolese music this week by Sean who messaged our Facebook page —
“My name is Sean Montgomery Dietz, sorry to just cold call but I heard off a mate you guys are looking for people to do mixes and it’s not necessarily about being a DJ, but putting good tunes together that people might not have heard? Well I’ve been playing soukous with these guys from Congo for the last 6 years and they showed me a bunch of killer tunes it would be my pleasure to put together?”
The answer was obviously a resounding yes!
“it’s a mix from Eric and Sean of Elikya, and these songs barely scratch the surface of the long history of Congolese Music! Congolese music goes in so many directions but these songs in particular work off that 4 on the floor bass drum that’s loved the world over!”
Really happy with this one. Our mixtape series is open to everybody – if you love music from Africa, Latin America and the world over, and wanna get involved, just get in touch. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.
Here’s the tracklist from Pablo’s mix last week:
01. Pedro Santos – Desengano da Vista
02. Sona Jobarteh – Jarabi
03. Umalali – Merua
04. Dionisio – Dia Ja Manche
05. Marlui Miranda- Olho D’Agua
06. Os Tincõas – Obaluaê
07. Oum – Taragalte
08. Issa Bagayogo – Gnangran
09. Nação Zumbi – Caldo de Cana
10. Sambanzo – O sino da igrejinha
Woweembeem Mixtape 017 was compiled by Eric & Sean of Elikya, and edited by 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
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
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
Our first mixtape! 10 amazing songs from ’80s Africa. Classics and rarities ripped from our personal collection of records, tapes & CDs. We’ll publish the tracklist next Monday. Please share this music with your pals if you think they’d like it. It’s also temporarily download-able from here.
Our first party w/ Awesome Tapes From Africa is coming up soon on March 16th!
Early bird tickets are on sale here.
Woweembeem Mixtape 001 was compiled & edited by Papa Lou