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Brand new exclusive track from the legendary Colombian group Sidestepper, as well as the new single from Bomba Estéreo 'Fiesta'. Plenty of diverse Cumbia flavours from Skip and Die, Calexico and Flavia Coelho. As well as Cal's track of the week taken from A Guide To The Birdsong of South America Algodón Egipcio's 'Cotorra del Sol', a classic Tom Zé reissue and a good helping of UK acts Animanz, Voodoo Love Orchestra, Full Attack Band and our very own The Fontanas.

Will talks to musician and ethnomusicologist, Alsarah, about her involvement in 'Beats of the Antonov': Hajooj Kuka's remarkable documentary that looks at the lives, musics and recent conflicts of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains of Sudan.

The Bungalow Road Electro Show was massively excited to welcome to the studio electronic music pioneer Spoek Mathambo, maskanda multi-instrumentalist Bhekinso Cele and Paris-based Congolese drummer Cubain of Fantasma . We talked about the formation of Fantasma, influences and inspiration, Spoek’s documentary ‘Future Sound of Mzansi’, collaborations with other artists and played tracks from their ‘Eye of the Sun’ EP and recently released album ‘Free Love’.

On the 17th of March, Joel Simon and Elisabeth Witchel discussed the increasing threat presented to press freedom, news coverage, and the right of citizens to be informed. They talked about the modern dangers and constraints of journalism, and on the rising trend in which journalists around the world are targeted for their reporting on topical issues. Also touched upon is the fact that the suspected killers are often powerful figures in society who are rarely prosecuted, resulting in damaging consequences for the role of the media today.

From Cumbia to Afro-pop circa 1990 it is all in the bag. We travel to Ghana, Bristol, LA, Brighton, Jamaica, Bolivia, USA and beyond and it is always a pleasure.

THERE IS ALWAYS METHOD TO MADNESS, MADERA...

Madera welcomes guest dj, producer, record label owner, venue partner, sushi chef & radio host KAY SUZUKI (Afrobuddha, Round In Motion, Brilliant Corners & NTS) picking tunes and discussing the considerable philosophy behind all that he does. A table!

Just like ramen, music breathes life into any anime. Ok, so maybe that analogy isn’t exactly right, but you get my point. Whether it’s bubblegum pop, grunge rock, instrumental, jazz, R&B, basic pop or rock, we all LOVE our anime music in all their diverse and dynamic glory and the amazing artistes who create them. This is why we felt it was high time to share a few of our favourites with the class! It’s time to discover your musical flavour so join Anthea, Eran, Jeanne, Kash and Rice as they share and squabble over their top 5 anime Openings and Endings! They are perfect for any weather and who knows, you might discover a few new tracks to add to your collection from our list of 29!

In Chinese, 东西 can be translated in "things, stuff", an assortment of anything and everything. So yeah, let's talk about stuff.

A really wild and out there mix up selection for this week’s show. From Arabic hip-hop to the original version of Masquenade circa 1958 plus music from Brazil, Mali, Argentina, Romania and whole lot more.

Non-stop global music and fresh new releases from Trio Da Kali, Esko Jarvela Epic Male Band, Cheikh Lo, and more!!!

MADERA VERDE Live Dj Set from Soas World Radio Event at Bedroom Bar on 29/01/15

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015 is coming!

Running from March 18-27th, the London edition is showing over 15 films in 4 locations. In this podcast we give you an overview over this years themes and movies, and chat to festival director Andrea Holley about the history of the festival, human rights in film and the backgrounds of the movies.