Live set from The Haunt venue at the Electric Picnic festival in Ireland. An hour of Soukous, Congolese Rhumba, Afro-latin and a little highlife.
An hour of laid back African tunes. Starts with Mali - traditional, then modern groups reinterpreting the traditional styles. Then a set of lo-fi sounds from Madagascar, DR Congo and Guinea, a bit of soukous, rhumba and benga and we end with mbira electronics.
As often happens, starts mellow and joyful, and slowly gets darker and heavier. There is a constant stream of really great music coming out of Africa right now - fresh and innovative and great to dance to.