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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #21: MATHIEU SCHREYER

Download a 65-minute Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape from KCRW DJ/host Mathieu Schreyer.


French-born Mathieu Schreyer had a nomadic childhood which lead him to live in the North African nations of Morocco and Tunisia, as well as in Asia and the Middle East. Through these experiences he developed a extensive palette, and collection, of global sounds. Now established in L.A., Mathieu hosts his own KCRW radio show and holds down residencies at elite hangouts Bar Marmont and The Edison Downtown.

For his Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape, Mathieu wanted to "showcase the variety of styles in African music without loosing the feel of soul" within the diverse genres. He delivers a wide-lensed take on the continent, flowing from West Coast veterans Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou (Benin) and Ebo Taylor (Ghana) to modern semba sounds from Angola's Batida and more.

Grab AIYE #21: Mathieu Schreyer below! As always, hats-off to Underdog for the cover art. For more from Mathieu check out his solid World Cup 2010 mixtape with Reserve Radio.

TRACKLIST

Star band "thiely" (Senegal)

Donso "diya" (Paris)

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou"aske" (Benin)

Ebo taylor "Assomdwee " (Ghana)

Madman jaga "hankuri " pedders remix (Nigeria)

Konkoma "handkershief" (UK/Ghana)

Tabu ley rochereau "aon aon" (Congo)

Owiny sogoma band "Doyoi Nyajo Nam " (Kenya/UK)

Francis bebey "new track " (Cameroon)

Soundspecies "fassiri mar "(UK)

Mo DJ "fitiri " (Mali)

Batida "ka heueh" (Angola/UK)

Bab lee " sous les cocotiers" (Ivory Coast)

Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: BLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMA, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA.

 

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