Ginga Beat combines the hottest sounds from the past, present and future, plus interviews, lecture bits and news. Straight outta Lisbon.
Ginga Beat is celebrating a new phase of its lifespan. The programme has started a new residency on the Vodafone.fm radio waves and has refreshed the host crew. Seven years have gone by since its debut on RBMA Radio, maintaining itself as a faithful missionary of diggin’ and the dissemination of the underground “Luso-made movement”. Weekly, every Thursday at 10PM, originating from distinct vertices – Portugal, Brazil and Angola – Lusophone music will remain the main focus, traveling across these new geographies. The programme’s host quartet of major players consists of Joaquim Quadros, promoter and connaisseur of the local music scene, as well as Maze, charismatic MC of Dealema and longtime member of the show, who will investige everything that is relevant up north. Highly regarded Luandan rapper and activist MCK is our representative of Africa, shortening the distance between Angola and other PALOP countries and the rest of the world, and last but not least, Chico Dub is in charge of reppin’ the Brazil-Portugal axis – selected for his predominant role as one of the most avant-garde curators of Brazilian music, based in Rio de Janeiro, but also home in the São Paulo and Belo Horizonte scenes. Together they are the new engine to refresh this intercontinental triangle. The Portuguese-made underground music, be it indie, house, hip hop or techno, is under constant development at Ginga Beat. The show can be heard on-demand on rbmaradio.com and every Thursday, 10 PM, live on air at Vodafone FM radio (107.2 Lisbon / Coimbra 103.0 / 94.3 Porto).