Juan Ospina of M.A.KU. Soundsystem joined me on the radio last night.
M.A.K.U. is an exciting and eclectic band which hails mostly from Colombia. On stage MA.K.U juxtaposes traditional Colombian percussion, drum-set, synthesizers, electric base, guitar and sizzling horns, creating an explosive performance filled with unshakable grooves. Lyrically M.A.K.U talks about the realities of everyday people, encompassing love, hardships, culture, and the immigrant experience, but with a positive, spiritual and sometimes humorous spin.
Check out their new vinyl release M.N.D (Music Never Dies).
After a smoking live set last night from Foday Musa Suso, the great guitarist Raja Kassis came into WKCR with his smokin’ new album Human Being. Raja is known for his work with Blitz the Ambassador, Damian Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Seun Kuti, Antibalas and many others.
We conclude the broadcast with a track from Edwin Quirk’s new Fractal Caravan album.