NGOMA Classic 3 – Mega Benga


The climate in Nairobi is cool and perfect all year round, despite being on the equator, due to its high altitude. The East African Rumba sound is also often cooler, sans the fiery horn sections of Congolese Soukous.  The focus here is on a reduced palette of rhythmic guitar and vocal refrains over driving, insistent 4 on the floor kicks.  The motorik, hypnotic motifs and modular progression of this original minimalist dance music here is mostly from 1950s to 1970s, and i play it in the seamless style of techno.

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Sonic Liberation Front

Made this for ultra cool international / art / architecture / concept / urbanism / fashion / music / design organization Platoon: United rhythms towards a borderless future: African House and European Acid, Hungarian Folk and Korean Pop, Cumbia Electro and Arabic Techno, Avant Jazz and Street Bass – international beats for dance floors and head space – against prejudice and xenophobia.  DOWNLOAD:  mediafire


the first 8 volumes in this radio series.  for tracklisting please go to the soundcloud pages for each show.  to download of course simply click the downward aarow on the right side of the player for each show.


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RADIO NGOMA 1 – Live from Krakow

RADIO NGOMA 2 – Mid Tempo Trip Around the World

RADIO NGOMA 3 – Moody Booty

RADIO NGOMA 4 – Righteousness and Rudeness (Reggae Special)

RADIO NGOMA 5 – Ancestral Rhythms

RADIO NGOMA 6 – Afro Futurism

RADIO NGOMA 7 – Global Dub Resistance

RADIO NGOMA 8 – Trans-Atlantic Rhythm Passage