Tumbao Radio

Tumbao Radio – Show #05 “Vacile Picotero” (Hosted by Tumbao)

Worldwide Sounds

The latest instalment of Tumbao Radio is a vinyl-fueled ride through the barrios of Cartagena and Barranquilla, a VACILE PICOTERO, inspired by the streetside soundsystem culture and afro-colombian rarities typical of the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

Congolese Soukous, Ghanaian Highlife, and Nigerian Afro-Funk were among the staples of Pico soundsystem DJs, who played to a strong and proud afro-descendant population with a rabid appetite for sounds from the mother continent. Labels and distributors would often repress these “exitos picoteros” on bootleg compilations, usually under a different name in Spanish – in the tracklist below, these are listed in brackets next to the actual track titles. The vibrant musical scene of the era also birthed such afro-inspired groups as Wganda Kenya and Mirian Makenwa, as well as Colombia’s own version of Soukous, called Champeta.

For more information, check out this interview with Lucas Silva of Palenque Records.

Selectors: DJ Rhythm & Hues, Dr. Bahar, ASMA, WorldWild Soundsystem

Tumbao Radio produced by: DJ Rhythm & Hues


Alain Kounkou – Massapa
Kusima – El Empate
Hernan Hernandez – El Premio Mayor (Remix)
Orquestra Soledad – Cuero
Joe Arroyo – Si So Golé
Los Corraleros de Majagual – Pompo del Pilón
Rail Band – Mouodilo
Les Shleu-Shleu – L’Evangile (El Evangelio)
Afrosound – Banana de Queso
Alfredo Linares – Sabor Tropical
Fruko Y Sus Tesos – Luz en la Inmensidad
Mirian Makenwa – Amapondo
Son Palenque – Unye Unye
Wganda Kenya – Fayab Fayab
The Latin Brothers – Dale Al Bombo
Prince Nico Mbarga – Sweet Mother (Part 1)
Oliver Mtukudzi – Dai Ndine Mukoma (El Sabio)
Kilimambogo Brothers Band – Wakumbuke Wazazi
Super Negro Bantous – Help Yourself (El Ejen)
Eric Agyeman – Nea Abe Beto (El Travieso)


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DJ Asma

DJ Asma

A Montreal native with West-African roots, Antoine started developing a love for records when his father passed his collection of French, African, Caribbean and Brazilian classics onto him. Ever since, the collector turned selector has spent countless hours in musky basements both here and abroad (Dakar, Lima, Paris, Quito, Rio) in the never-ending search for the perfect beat!