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MADERA VERDE on SOAS RADIO

Madera Verde brings his unique take on global dance music to SOAS RADIO in this weekly live musical meander across genres and continents. A veteran of the London club scene, Madera is currently promoting his very own 4 day dance party in Croatia (more info ... www.stopmakingsense.eu). Also somehow finding time to manage bands & promote his new venue BEDROOM BAR in London... On the show, tons of exclusives and pre releases, live mixes & recordings, infrequent guests in the studio and the odd cantankerous rant.

"I PREDICT A GRIOT, MADERA"

Special guest Kora player extraordinare Diabel Cissokho and his band were guest with Madera Verde before their upcoming album launch of "Tambacounda Express" at Rich Mix, London, on June 29th!

Tickets here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diabel-cissokho-album-launch-tambacounda-express-...

CA VA, MADERA?

Oui Madame! MADERA is back from a trip to Paris, laden with French Caribbean vinyl + featuring a hot mix from Franco - Spanic DJ RAFAEL ARAGON (Global Hybrid Records) on the eve of his London debut. Allez, salut maintenant ...

TRACKLIST

MY KINGDOM, MY KINGDOM FOR A GUEST!

Having set the bar high by promising the SOAS Radio public a live guest per show, MADERA VERDE delivers once again ... this week joined in the studio by his teenage son Dexter, to see what the the yoof think of all this Wold Music 2.0 malarkey ...

WHEN MADERA MET ATTA

Its an Electric Africa special today with special guest Atta Kouassi from the FOCUS Organisation - a group of dynamic London-based music promoters relentlessly pushing all things culturally African. Also on the show, new BAABA MAAL. AFRIQUOI, AZIZA BRAHIM, and classic KANDA BONGO MAN, MANU DIBANGO & LEA LIGNANZI.

WORLD MUSIC DIVA ALERT!

To celebrate the launch of Natacha's new album "Myriad Road" and a string of UK dates, MADERA chews the cud with her about Arab Jazz fusion, her musical influences, and passes on questions flung at her by ex musical partners Transglobal Underground & Fun Da Mental.

NATACHA ATLAS - Nile
FAIROUD - Ya Jabal Eli Beed
NATACHA ATLAS - Ya Tara
DAVID BOWIE - Let Me Sleep Beside You
NATACHA ATLAS - Nafs El Hikaya
NITIN SAWNEY & NATACHA ATLAS - Can't Breathe
NATACHA ATLAS & KULLY B - Ya Leili-nu

MADERA'S CARNIVAL MADNESS (BY PROXY)

Whilst we gently freeze our buns off up here in Europ, its hot & heavy Carnival time in the Southern Hemisphere. So to (enviously) celebrate (from a distance), MADERA presents a stonking mini mix from Minais Gerais Dj Maco Maltauro from Coletivo Paraquedas ... topped & tail with the usual World 2.0 glitchiness of course.

WINSTON REEDY, Dim The Lights
ST GERMAIN, Pink Panther Theme
NINA HAGEN, African Reggae
DENNIS BOVELL, Aged Dub
WINDEL HAYE, Haunted House
TAGGY MATCHER, Chameleon
BUSY SIGNAL, Text Message
CUTTY RANKS, Limb By Limb
J STAR, Wooha Tempo
HORSEMAN, Computer
DJ VADIM FEATURING DEMOLITION MAN, Badman
CACHIMBO E GERALDO MOUZINHO, A Reposta De Sao Jose Dos Cacetes (Kosta Kosta Flute Refix)
CHAKA DEMUS & PLIERS, The Boom
BITUAYA, La Calesa
MAD MAX, Chop Chop Zouk
BONGA, Mona Ki Ngi Xica

ITS A BOY, MADERA!

First show on 2016, and MADERA delivers a bonny bouncing whopper of a show. No complications to report, mother and baby are doing well, cigars all round ...

Reggae legend alert! Join Madera for a live one hour special with UK reggae & dub undisputed Don Dada, the incredible Dennis Bovell. So much good writing, playing & mixing all the way from Janet Kay, Matumbi, Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Slits to Tamikrest, Arcade Fire & Golden Teacher. And some great anecdotes along the way too ...

MADERA ON THE ONES & TWOS ...

Its another vinyl special today! Old school meets new cool with lots of music not available digitally; fresh World Music 2.0 swag from the recent Independent Label Market held in London's East End.

A totally tropical club mix special this week with MADERA on the ones & twos. Recorded at Bedroom Bar, Friday 6 November 2015.

PROPA-GHANDI MEETS MADERA X

Joining MADERA today is the living legend that is AKI NAWAZ, free spirit, FUN-DA -MENTAL band leader and head honcho of the World Dance defining label NATION RECORDS. "Feel free to really grill drill kill me with questions if you wish - I enjoy it like that", he said. So we did. Sort of. With questions put forward by ex label mates NATACHA ATLAS, GUY MORLEY (Yam Yam), TIM WHELAN (Transglobal Underground) & NICK DUBBULAH (Dub Colossus), some cud was chewed, some sparks did fly, but most importantly, some home truths were delivered. Respect ...

MADERA MOMENTS

Like a box of chocolates with no handy description insert, you never know what your going to bite into ... musically that is. Share the joy!

MAKE MINE A MADERA WITH A TWIST

Continuing the occasional series where we ask musicians to make us a mix tape of what is currently floating their musical boat, this week Sao Paolo based Afrobeat outfit BIXIGA 70 do the honours. In the words of compiler/musician Mauricio Fleury:
"I put two Brazilian tracks that were written by Pedro Sorongo, plus a Cumbia that influenced us a lot in the album, an Angolan Semba and our track 'Mil Vidas' from the last album in the end, so it's a little about Afro-Latin-Brazilian influences and a track that mixes all that”

MADERA ON SOAS ... 2015/16 season ... show #1

EAT. SLEEP. MADERA. REPEAT ...

Back back back for more more more ... featuring a mini mix from NICK PAGE aka DUBULAH/DUB COLOSSUS/XAOS on a sonic journey from Ethiopia, to Greece via Albania & Syria.

IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, MADERA

Like David Hasselhoff straddling the Berlin Wall "lookin' for freedom" in tight whitewash denim, MADERA prepares to stride off to radio pastures new on DAB at Mi Soul... but not before a final hurrah at SOAS with special guest SUBCULTURE SOUNDS bringing the niceness live in the studio. Big thanks to all the SOAS Radio massive for all their support & help over the last 5 years, you know who you are XXX

MADERA'S SUMMER CHECKLIST

Sunny (tick), warm (tick), exams over (tick), new tunes (tick), tune in to SOAS Radio (tick) ...

MADERA HEADS SOUTH

Tudo Bom? MADERA VERDE welcomes legendary DJ / Producer Spiritual South to the show to chat about what is currently floating his boat and his remixes on a great new compilation called "Brazilika: Brazil & Beyond", celebrating 20 years of the legendary Far Out Records. Also on the show, global glitch galore with Amara Toure, Ginger Johnson, Ebo Taylor, Tabu Ley, Uproot Andy, Salif Keita, Manolito Y Su Trabuco. Obrigado!

The third show in MADERA's occasional All Vinyl #Oldschoolawesomeness series is a blistering dance-floor orientated romp of tried & tested Salsa gold! Starting in Spanish Harlem in 1972 with TITO PUENTE and finishing in Cali Colombia in 1991 with ORQUESTA GUYACAN, prepare to feel some proper Latin connoisseur vibes to get them beards a-stroking and hips a-snaking! A Gozarrrrr!

Мадера Верде на SOAS РАДИО

Priviet Tovarischi! With MADERA back from a Russian crate digging session, its a 80s Soviet Disko vinyl special today , da da da! Pioneering electronic music from ZODIAC, RAIMONDS PAUL, KRUG, RITMICHESKAYA GIMNASTICA, EDVARD ARTEMIEV & YURI BOGDANOV + a couple of East German bangers slipped in for your listening pleasure, vy znaete kto vy!

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME, MADERA ...

Well, one month to be precise. But MADERA is back in full effect with super special guest DJ /producer / singer and all round nice guy AROOP ROY, chatting about his music & dropping some world exclusive pre release crisp biscuits just for the Soas gal & man dem. Also fresh cuts from Songhoy Blues, Bassekou Kouyate, Krywals & Farrer and the amazing AnnaBell Lee. Follow procedure....

THERE IS ALWAYS METHOD TO MADNESS, MADERA...

Madera welcomes guest dj, producer, record label owner, venue partner, sushi chef & radio host KAY SUZUKI (Afrobuddha, Round In Motion, Brilliant Corners & NTS) picking tunes and discussing the considerable philosophy behind all that he does. A table!

AFROBEAT NO GO DIE, MADERA ... PART 2

A bit like London buses, you wait for ages for one and then two come along in quick succession; after last week's special with Afrobeat legend DELE SOSIMI, its time for (relatively) young whippersnappers on the scene the LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE to flex their musical muscle on the show. World beats old & new but always good for you!

DELE SOSIMI: NA MA TURN!
Joining MADERA in the studio today is Afrobeat powerhouse DELE SOSIMI, ex musical director for FELA KUTI's EGYPT 80 & FEMI KUTI' POSITIVE FORCE, talking about his brand new ep & album coming out on UK label WAH WAH 45 and dipping into his extensive back catalogue. And in true SOAS RADIO edutainment stylee, we discuss prebendalism & the upcoming Nigerian elections as well. Afrobeat No Go Die!

COMPLETEMENT GAGA, MADERA ...

Today we welcome guest dj/producer extraordinaire Don Pascal choosing three tracks close to his heart - an exclusive version of his recent Tru Thoughts release "Tributo", a Colombian salsa dura classic and a delicious Rumba straight out of 80s Kinshasa - and talking about his recent DJ trip to Burma ... and his upcoming one to Ghana to play the Asa Baako festival set on a beach and adjoining jungle ( ... and we are not jealous in the slightest ! ...).

MADERA'S WORLD RADIO DAY VINYL EXCURSION ...

Its all about the plastic fantastic today as MADERA VERDE goes live at SOAS' World Radio Day celebration for an extended strictly vinyl 90 minute World Dance special digging deep with guest Venezuelan DJ/Producer JORGE MONTIEL from Imagines Records & Los Charly's Orchestra in the studio ... ‪#‎oldschoolawesomeness‬ all the way.

A guest, a guest, my kingdom for a guest! First one of the year, in the studio, DJ Fabricio D.Vyzor, the don daddy of the Brazilian rare groove scene, chooses three tracks currently floating his boat + talks about the thriving Brazilian dance music scene here in London. Also on the show, a whole heap of banging African remixes of BONGA, FRANCIS BEBEY, ABY NGANA DIOP & VICTOR DEME, Croatian Balearica from PRO ARTE v SCRIMSHIRE ... and Superbowl MVP show stealer MISSY ELLIOT pon the WAGGLES riddim ... azuuuucaaaar!

YOU'VE CHANGED, MADERA ...

Well, not really, but a good title for the ever fluxing direction of the show ...New to old, East to West, North to South slow to fast, Global to Glitch, its all there for your aural delectation! On y va!

#OLDSCHOOLAWESOMENESS ...

... not referring to MADERA himself here ( ... although he is kind of ancient...) but to the musical selection for this week's show which features a plethora of re released Afro Disco gems + Brasilian Funk & classic Breaks. Stil, there is always room for new dancehall from Japan, future Latin out of Colombia, and horizontal Cosmic Soul from LA ... #global glitch

GETTING JIGGY WIT IT ...

And with a frisson of excitement, MADERA VERDE is back in the hot seat, prepping for the Carnival season, which is but a stones throw away. For the first show of the year, its the usual Global Glitch bonanza with the odd indulgent Balearic curve ball and sneaky off piste club banger. Na na nana na na na!

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