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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #33: BEATENBERG

Download anew Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape from South African pop music group Beatenberg


Cape Town trio Beatenberg play a saccharine blend of South African electropop. The band — composed of vocalist/guitarist Matthew Field, bass player Ross Dorkin and drummer Robin Brink — have been making waves in SA with the release of "Echoes," their infectious and airy ballad that dropped earlier this year.

The boys hold down the reigns for our latest installment of Africa In Your Earbuds, delivering a robot-introduced (you'll see) multi-genre excursion into classic selections from around the continent — including tracks by Vieux Farka Touré, Bheki Mseleku, George Sibanda, Glen Lewis, and Fela.

Stream/download AIYE #33: Beatenberg below! Big up to Underdog for the cover artwork.

TRACKLIST

1. Great Circle's Tune II - Lukas Ligeti

2. Shukran Bamba - Youssou N'Dour - Senegal

3. Eyando - Richard Bona - Cameroon

4. Cherié Lé - Vieux Farka Touré - Mali

5. Akh Issudar - Terakaft - Mali

6. Otachikpopo - Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies - Nigeria

7. Gongs ga - Mustapha Tettley Addy (Master Drummer) - Ghana

8. Wicked Whispers - Andile Yenana - South Africa

9. Blues for Afrika - Bheki Mseleku - South Africa

10. Mamelodi - Bheki Mseleku - South Africa

11. Vumvum - Brown Dash - South Africa

12. Burn Out - Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse - South Africa

13. Baile - Taboo - South Africa

14. Indoda Yejazi Elimnyama - Amaswazi Emvelo - South Africa

15. Guabi Guabi - George Sibanda - Zimbabwe

16. Burnin' up - Glen Lewis - South Africa

17. Water No Get Enemy - Fela Kuti - Nigeria

Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: M1 [DEAD PREZ]BODDHI SATVAL’AFRIQUE SOM SYSTEMENOMADIC WAXTHE BROTHER MOVES ONLVBEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE'S DRUMMER]JAKOBSNAKECHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOLSAUL WILLIAMSTUNE-YARDSMATHIEU SCHREYERBLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMAAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGARICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA

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