Launched in 2013, Mawimbi is a Paris-based collective of DJs and musicians dedicated to building bridges between afrocentric musical traditions and contemporary electronic music.
For the past five years, the Mawimbi DJs and producers have made a name for themselves by breathing new life into France’s club scene with their infectious grooves. The collective's music navigates between genres and eras in an unconventional way, seamlessly blending afro-house, modern highlife and shamanic techno into their own dance strain. As producers, they have remixed such big names as Oumou Sangaré featuring Tony Allen, Femi Kuti, Calypso Rose, Cerrone as well as many other artists.
They have delved deeper into this rather unexplored fusion of electronic and traditional sounds by putting together events showcasing the likes of Africaine 808, José Marquez, The Busy Twist, Batida, DJ Khalab, Spoek Mathambo, Clap Clap, as well as countless others.
Mawimbi have also helped unearth the talents of numerous artists such as Umoja, Pouvoir Magique, Loya and Umeme by putting out vinyl records and curating compilations on their own imprint, Mawimbi Records.
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