Born in 2008 out of a desire to build bridges between musical scenes from both hemispheres, Groovalizacion is a collective of DJs, journalists and cultural activists from all over the world whose podcasts both highlight the latest worldwide trends of urban music and explore their local roots - whether they are Afro-Latin, Mediterranean or from other regions of the world. The result is a modern approach sensitive to cultural fusions and experimentation. Groovalizacion’s programs are produced in four languages: Spanish, French, Portuguese and English and located at www.groovalizacion.org. You can join our online community here.
A couple of shows are curating a monthly album list (The Album Digest) a music video list (Visions Of Sound) and are creating a monthly exclusive mix on rhythmpassport.com. Shows curating are Radio Mukambo, The Global Glitch, Tropical Beats, Bounty Radio, Global Funk, Global Riddims and Movimientos.
From the streets of Lagos and São Paolo to the beaches of Cape Verde and Colombia, Tropical Beats brings the freshest sounds from today’s hottest global underground producers who mix up afrobeat, cumbia, samba, electronica and funk that gets to the heart of the dancefloor.
Bounty Radio brings the more exotic and danceable side of world music to his listeners. Every podcast blends both organic and electronic music of all regions, ages and genres in order to create an unique interpretation of the tropics.
THE GLOBAL GLITCH
The Global Glitch offers World 2.0 freshness and off piste forays into electronica, disco and Adriatic niceness. The podcast brings a unique take on global dance music, a live musical meander across genres & continents, and chewing the cud with amazing guests.
Radio Mukambo immerses you in the pulsation of our cities where sounds get mixed up to create world fusion without borders. Afrobeat, ethiogrooves, Afro-Latin & Afro-Brazilian, soukouss, arabesque, Lusophone sounds, reggae/dub/dancehall and hip-hop with a ethnic/regional flavour.
Movimientos showcases an alternative view of Latin American music and culture with an across the board selection from folkloric roots & global fusions to Urban Latin and cutting edge electronic. The podcast also explores the depths of the London/UK Latin and global music scene.
Global Riddims directs global grooves from African Beats to Latin Tunes, from Balkan Clubs to the Brazilian Favelas. Global Riddims releases a weekly 2-hour podcast and a monthly podcast with the hottest albums of the moment.
Sound is movement, movement is sound. For music, migration is the only way to survive. Migration is oxygen. Musicas Migratorias proposes a patchwork of global soundscape and nomadic melody, a travel through ethnic music and contemporary sounds from the most diverse latitudes.
DJ Makala, based in Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque Country), sports more than 2 decades as Club and Radio DJ, he is a versatile musician, producer, remixer and promoter. Over the years his sessions have embraced an ever increasing range of musical styles. Expect a mix of Tropical sounds, from classic to modern, across genres, tons of dance and fun.