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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #18: DJ MOMA (2012)

AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #18: DJ MOMA (2012)

Playing tracks by

Mounira Mitchala, Fatoumata Diawara, Keziah Jones, Neo Project #2 & Alsarah, Isaa Bagayogo and more.

Originally posted at http://www.okayafrica.com/news/africa-in-your-earbuds-18-dj-moma/

This mixtape is an attempt at reconciling my Sudanese roots with my New York musical and dance culture upbringing. Half of the tracks are by African artists fusing elements of funk, soul and house in their production; and the remaining are by Western artists borrowing from African music or collaborating with African musicians and singers.

The overall texture is somewhat soulful and groovy, which is pretty consistent with my DJ “comfort zone” of classic New York house, disco, 80s/ 90s R&B and modern soul. I actually had fun crafting this mix and I really dig the end product: here’s hoping the listener feels the same!

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