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Rich Medina & Bobbito: the Connection

Fresh off the plane, Bobbito and Rich Medina had a weekend to spend in Amsterdam on the occasion of the Hudson year celebrations between NYC and Amsterdam, for which they were invited to spin at different clubs. They also celebrated the release of their joint effort, the compilation ‘The Connection volume one’. A double cd (and single promo EP on […]

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Fresh off the plane, Bobbito and Rich Medina had a weekend to spend in Amsterdam on the occasion of the Hudson year celebrations between NYC and Amsterdam, for which they were invited to spin at different clubs. They also celebrated the release of their joint effort, the compilation ‘The Connection volume one’. A double cd (and single promo EP on vinyl), Rich Medina’s pick for the compilation is modern and classic afrobeat, while Bobbito (whose roots are in Puerto Rico) explores the broad spectrum of Latin music. They joined for an interview about their friendship, the making of The Connection, the future of African music in the international market and Bobbito’s history with African hip hop (he released a 12 inch by Cashless Society & Mizchif after his first visit to SA in 2000).

Note: this show was recorded for the Dutch edition of African hip hop radio. Presentation is in Dutch, the interview is in English.

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Playlist

1st hour
Shad (Shadrach Kabango) – Compromise
Salah Edin – Dounia
Daby Toure – Mi wawa
Youngblood Brass Band – Nuclear summer
Pan Afrikanz – Brand new day
Fid Q – Shimo limetema
Blakk Rasta – Cocaine in the palace
Grupo X – Sunshine
Dji Tafinha – Nem Tudo é o Que Parece
Cashless Society – Blaze the breaks
Leeroy – Dark City

2nd hour
Keziah Jones – My Kinda Girl
Setenta – Funky Tumbao
Mokobe – Phenomenal Master ft Big Ali et Titoko
Sarkodie – Bra Be Hwe (Feat. Guru & Nii)
Shabba Ranks – Dukku dukku (Soulforce remix)
Modenine – Taking Comedy Money
Franck Biyong – We shall overcome
Rattex – My life
Ali Kiba – Ya karim
Theophilus London – Sand castle
Bebe Cool – Prison

3rd hour
Dj Threesixty Kilimanjaro mix

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