Mukele – Ubuntu (Suramusic, 2007)
Argentine world beat musician Mukele crosses boundaries with a blend of powerful funk, soulful R&B vocals, jazz grooves, striking Brazilian candomblé, scorching Afro-Latin percussion and the ubiquitous dj scratching.
Mukele is the artistic name of an Argentine guitarist who spent some time in the United States and later in Brazil, where he fell in love with its African rooted rhythms.
Mukele’s lyrics are in Portuguese, English and Spanish, creating a trans global environment. Mukele’s music is on the cutting edge of creating a tasty musical stew.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.