This 23-track, 1-hour mix blends a plethora of genres including Afro-Colombian champeta, Afro-Cuban rumba, Angolan semba, West African ndombolo, Brazilian samba, Cape Verdean morna, house music, Angolan/Portuguese kuduro, Caribbean dancehall, and West African neo-highlife.
Listen & Download: Chief Boima & Geko Jones ‘Africa Latina’ Mixtape
Here’s what Boima has to say about the collaboration:
“Geko has been mixing up Afro-Colombian folk with Kuduro at his Latin music themed Que Bajo parties since its inception.
Recognizing in each other an affinity for cultural mixing and boundary exploration, he and I quickly become close friends.
Congolese Soukous (Rumba) was the soundtrack of my childhood, and the unique Sierra Leonean blend of Highlife. Calypso, and Soukous played a central role in the formation of my musical identity.
Add that to the fact that I’m fluent in Spanish and have always been attracted to the African elements in Latin American music.
It’s no surprise that the music from actual Latin African countries like Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Equatorial and Mozambique has come to figure centrally in my Black-Atlantic musical identity and output.”
Africa Latina Tracklist
01 Carlos Lamartine – Ene Ando Builée
02 Ali Kiba – Dushelele
03 DJ Mackboogaloo – OK Rumba-Ton
04 Africaneando – El Priki del Vacile
05 Boddhi Satva feat. Zé Pequenio & Heritier – Elengi (Main)
06 Dj Capiro & Francis Boy Feat. Sana – Icotoca
07 Filipe Narciso & Djeff – O Semba (Djeff Mix)
08 Bonga – Somos Irmaos (DJ Znobia Remix)
09 DJ N.K. feat. D.Pink – Lhe Estraga
10 Silyvi & Afrikan Roots feat. Bebucho Q kuia – Akuluwo
11 Cesária Évora – Cinturão Tem Male (Renato Xtrova Reconstruction Main Mix)
12 Don Kikas – Melaco
13 Os Bongos – Kazucuta
14 Plastikman – Spastik (NewLife’s NuSamba Mix)
15 Lura – Narina (Beatmax & Daferwa Edit)
16 Di Delas – Meus Amigos
17 DJ Lecture – She No Want Me
18 Larry Achiampong – Palm Wine
19 Wizboy feat. Slim Brown – Infinity
20 M-Kaze – Change (Situation)
21 M-Kaze – I Bin No Know
22 DJ Lecture – Good Loving
23 Olu Maintain – Nawti
Keep up with Chief Boima on Twitter at
@ChiefBoima and Geko Jones at @gekojones.