The autumn winds are breezing in, and so are we at Stockholm’s grooviest hotel – Downtown Camper by Scandic. Every other Friday we’ll be playing our crazy, funky, multikulti beats. That’s a lot of Ajvar for 2017. But for those of you who haven’t been able to get down town we’ve made a mix so that you can create your own Ajvar hotel-bar-dance floor anytime suitable. For example breakfast.
There’s Brazil boogie, Kwaito revolution, Dominican calypso, Malian bambara and the classic Hugh Maskalela. And if you want more come and chill with us at Brunkebergs torg from 22.00 – 02.00. Enyoy!
Ziad Rahbani – Abu Ali
Serginho Meriti – Tipo Help
Evinha – Esperar Pra Ver
Thabz La Mandonga – Ho Monate
Nahawa Doumbia – Banani
Serpente Negra – Quilombo Dos Palmares
Di Melo – Pernalonga
Dicktam – Kompafrisson
Cafune – Dueno De Todo El Mundo (Muno Edit)
El Extravagante – Altiplanica
Santeria (Lagartijeando Remix)
Capoiera Mata Um (PG Edit)
A gira (Tribute Edit)
Eko – Moneke Mam
Lord Tokyo – Rhumba
Hugh Masekela – Dont Go Lose It Baby
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Episode 18: The ultimate Wold Cup soundtrack by Daniel Eskils
It’s that time every fourth year when everything that seems important in live suddenly gets put on hold due to 22 men is chasing a ball. It’s world cup time! And it’s in Brazil yao. South Africa 2010 was an epic fail regarding the championchip soundtrack and official song(s), so Ajvar decided to take a corporate social responsibiblity and provide the very best tunes from the the very best beating of Brazil. And we invited multi talented Daniel Eskil who not only loves Brazil and is one half of the DJ duo Mengão – he also loves football. And has kind of met Neymar in a taxi…
Novos Baianos – Besta E Tu
Marcos Valle – Garra
Tim Maia – Que Beleza
Ivan Lins – Cantoria
Jorge Ben – Flamengo
Gal Costa – Presente Contidiano
Lotus 72D – Ze Roberto
Dennis DJ – Jonathan II
Carlos Nunez – Weight Limit
Jorge Ben – Os Alquimistas Estao Chegando Os Alquimistas
OK, since we had to come up with some kind of plan for our five-night-in-a-row premiere week of Ajvar at Radio Skanstull, this is it. Maybe we’ll stick to it. Otherwise it is still going t be a fantastic crazy, funky, multi kulti mashed up ride. Every evening, Monday-Friday (March 3-7th). So tune in or come by Regeringsgatan 71 and hang with us.
Monday: The very best of Ajvar Tuesday: Ajvar at the cinema Wednesday: Special guest appearance by Nathan “Nasty Nate” Hamelberg Thursday: All about Brazil Friday: Old and new
When Boogie Gustav gets bored he usually wants to come and visit Ajvar. And the abstinent usually kicks in after a trip to a country far far away.
Boogie Gustav is back.
This time however it was the lack of trips and a record clear-out that brought him back to the studio. With forgotten classics from Tim Maia, Jorge Ben and Gal Costa but also newer smooth tunes from The Echocentrics, and some sweet 80’s from Sandra Sá and Sergihnho Meriti. And the funky Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax. Fans of 70’s U.S. Soul & Funk, with a samba-twist, are right at home.
In true Ajvar-style we decided to dedicate the other part to something completely different – our favorite pics from the Soul Jazz Records. The British label that started in the 90’s and has been releasing compilation albums of world wild black music. That includes the group Tamba Trio’s Tempo, a fantastic album with a blend of bossa nova-jazz and an crazy experimentalism. And Elis Regina’s Samba, Eu Canto Assim! A classic Brazil-star with a voice to die for. Belize is represented by a bunch of black Carib singers, drummers and musicians on the Garifuna: Ancestral Travellers Of The Caribbean. Making punta rock ftw. And there’s also People of Palenque – Afro Colombia release. The region of Palenque on the Colombian Caribbean coast has its own unique music-style, very influenced by its African heritage.
These tunes are heavy on percussion, very rhythmic with smooth vocals like those on the 70’s Fania All-stars records. But our favorite part of this release is the house, reggaeton, dubstep and electro remixes. The producers selected a number of like-minded electronic, house and dubstep artists to produce the mindblowing second disc that includes Osunlade, Mattias Aguayo and Kromestar. Bam!
Dani Cudra – Gira la Cabeza
Aurelio Martinez – Laru Beya
Tampa Trio – Garota De Ipanema
Elis Regina – Sou Sem Paz
Cossa Nostra – Suite Latino (yo quiero contigo)
Tim Maia – Padre Cícero
Gal Costa – Divino, Maria Vilhoso
Wando – Nega De Obaluaẽ
The Echocentrics – Crescent Sun
Tim Maia – Geisa
Juca Chaves – Jeova Jeova
Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax – Santa Inqisicão
Djavan – Serrado
Glória A Deus No Céu – Amanhã É Outro Dia
Jorge Ben – Oba Lá Vem Ela
Tim Maia – I Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
Sandra Sá – Guarde Minha Voz
Sergihnho Meriti – Tipo Help
The Echocentrics ft. Tita Lima – O Elefante
Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax – Tá Legal
Sergihnho Meriti – Neguuinho Poeta
Jhalib – Mysteries Of The East’
Los Pirañas – Lambada De Oceanía, África y América (eran un mismo continente)
Morykante – La Guineenne
Baby Chan – The Return
Ya Toshiba IS DJ Zuzu & Mesak – Mad barber (Baba Zula Remix)
Alejandro Paz – Callejero
Alejandro Durán – Cumbia Costeña
Gilla and the Wageira Le Drummers – Dan Me Tiabin
Les Super Borgou De Parakou – Gandigui
C.K Mann – Do Me Ma Mondo Wo Bi
Esin Engin Ve Orkestrasi – Mor Koyun
Curramberos De Gambero – La Preñá (Osunlade’s Yoruba Soul)
The return of the lost son returning from the Brazilian exile. Today he came back to us loaded with records from now and then and with an off course an update. This show is dedicate to traditional samba with voices like Chico Buarque, Toquinho & Vinícius and our favourite José Bezerra da Silva.
Born in Rio de Janeiro Bezerra da Silva became a famous samba musician of the partido alto style. He recorded his first singles in 1969, and released bout 30 albums. The music often deals with political and social issues like gang violence, the drug trade, and the law. He recorded sambas from unfamed and marginalized composers, often people living in difficulties and dealing with criminal environments, who wrote with sharp irony. The label sambandido (samba + bandit) was sometimes used to refer to his work, and he strongly disliked the word. And you just got to love his album covers. Spreading the word ever so stylish.