In this blog article, I’ll discuss black and Afrocentric Music with Italian afro-futurist producer, radio host and DJ Khalab.
Jazz:Re:Found festival has been a wonderful wave of uplifting conversations. This time, I sat down with a great multi-talented and eclectic artist.
Raffaele Costantino is a passionate researcher and lover of Africo centric music. Besides being the presenter of the Musical Box programme on Rai Radio 2 and a music producer (with the moniker Dj Khalab), his name stage tells a lot about him and shows his connection to African Rhythms.
“Electronic, African, Jazz. The real mission is to make an original mix between of all these things.”Raffaele Costantino aka Dj Khalab
Without a doubt, I can say that Khalab’s Music is the vision that imagines the Africa of the future, made of several cultures that come into contact and create a fast-paced musical journey: techno, afrobeat, mail, griot, cumbia, rumba, hip-hop.
The same goes for M’berra, a collaborative album with a collective of Malian musicians From the M’berra Refugee Camp in Southeast Mauritania, shining a light on the Tuareg traditions and sharing stories about voices, songs and instruments.
“I want to tell a story with your music.”Raffaele Costantino aka Dj Khalab
In addition to being a Dj, producer, and Radio Host, Raffaele is also a music consultant.
Among the collaborations, Jazz:Re:Found means a lot to him: the festival is set on research and development in the Afrocentric field – a cross between black, African, and African-American Music – which is his creative force.
In today’s interview, Dj Khalab talks about Afrocentric Music starting from his route into club culture, black Music’s influence on popular culture, the sound of Afro-Futurism, to Khalab and M’berra Ensamble – a visionary trip for a new language of storytelling.
Enjoy the chat! I hope you like it 😊
In addition, read this blog article: Jazz:Re:Found Festival with Denis Longhi
Episode #34 A JOURNEY INTO AFROCENTRIC MUSIC w/ DJ KHALAB
03:04 MUSIC & RAFFAELE
05:07 BLACK MUSIC’S INFLUENCE ON POPULAR CULTURE
07:24 THE SOUND OF AFRO-FUTURISM
10:07 KHALAB & M’BERRA ENSABLE
11:31 RAFFAELE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO AFRICA
13:38 CLUB MUSIC AND AFRICA RHYTHMS
15:41 MALI MUSIC
18:29 DJ KHALAB “LOVE FROM ROME” VS MUSICAL BOX
22:32 JAZZ:RE:FOUND and THE ITALIAN JAZZ SCENE
Episode Links #34 A JOURNEY INTO AFROCENTRIC MUSIC w/DJ KHALAB
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