Himalaya-The Podcast Player

4.8K Ratings
Open In App
title

Rabonas & Rhythms Podcast

Rabonas & Rhythms

0
Followers
0
Plays
Rabonas & Rhythms Podcast

Rabonas & Rhythms Podcast

Rabonas & Rhythms

0
Followers
0
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

The podcast sees two worldly-wise football and music nuts – James Labous and Alex Lawson – bring together their loves to tell the tales of a different nation’s sporting and musical stars each episode.

Latest Episodes

America: Eighties hardcore punk and the anti-facist battle at Portland Timbers

It’s time to take a trip to the Land of Opportunity. Yes folks, the United States of America is a country blessed with incredible music, partly thanks to its stew of cultures. For the podcast, we're covering the avalanche of incredible Eighties underground punk and rock bands which would later influence Nirvana. We’ll take an in-depth look at Black Flag, Minor Threat, Sonic Youth, Fugazi and the Butthole Surfers analysing the (on-stage) sex, (plentiful) drugs and shock’n’roll. James sits down with Brendan Morgan of Oxford punk rock band Grub to discuss the scene. And we look at politics in US football (ok, soccer). Specifically we talk to Stephan Lewis of the Timbers Army, a raucous fan group who follow the Portland Timbers. He is leading a campaign to make the club radically inclusive, but has had to battle with the club of the use of the repurposed anti-facist Iron Front logo. Hear the full story of this fascinating stand-off on the pod.

82 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
America: Eighties hardcore punk and the anti-facist battle at Portland Timbers

Senegal: The music and football of Dakar

Na ngeen def! (That's how are you? in Wolof). We travelled 5,730km to the city of Dakar, Senegal to bring you a very special episode, jam-packed with West African musical and football-based treats. We visit Mbalax star Thione Seck’s studio and chat with Oumar Sow who played in Youssou NDour's Les Étoile de Dakar. We also discuss the impact of Orchestra Baobab, Baaba Maal and Ismaël Lô and also witness Cheikh Lô live. That's on top of James reporting from the labarythine like streets of Ngor village, where the mourides singers croon late into the night and finding out what it's like to be a Senegalese footballer who’s played across African with Babacar Mbengue. Do not miss.

50 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
Senegal: The music and football of Dakar

Mali: Songhoy Blues on performing in exile and footballers trying to get to Europe

One of Africa’s hottest bands tells us their story: from escaping civil war and a ban on music in their home country to touring the world. They’ve worked with the likes of Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, Iggy Pop and may soon collaborate with guitar hero Nile Rodgers. We discuss how they see themselves as more like a western band, their new music and the misconceptions of Timbuktu. And we talk football: from the crisis in Malian domestic football to African players getting ripped off hunting their dream of playing in Europe.

40 MIN2019 OCT 30
Comments
Mali: Songhoy Blues on performing in exile and footballers trying to get to Europe

England: Emile Heskey on World Cups, racism and Leicester’s nightlife

It’s coming home, it’s coming. R&R stops in England on our world tour to meet up with Emile Heskey. We discuss beating Germany, playing in two World Cups and the real secret of the squad’s fall out with Fabio Capello. The former Leicester, Liverpool and Aston Villa man is fascinating on dealing with managers, racism and depression in football and why he was at times mocked by pundits. And of course, we chat music: from clubbing in Leicester to his classic DJ celebration.

44 MIN2019 OCT 16
Comments
England: Emile Heskey on World Cups, racism and Leicester’s nightlife

The Independent Music Cup

Hear how London’s top record labels, stores, venues and mags are finding life in 2019. We headed down to the Independent Music Cup, a five-a-side football tournament where the industry competed in aid of War Child. You’ll hear from charming types at XL Recordings, Rough Trade Shops, Ninja Tune, Domino, Mixmag, Worldwide FM and the Barbican. You’ll learn what it’s like to work with Thom Yorke, how a label functions when an artist explodes and which two labels face off on the pitch each Monday night. And the episode is packed with the tips for the best new music in 2019.

36 MIN2019 AUG 23
Comments
The Independent Music Cup

Africa Cup of Nations review

We look back on our favourite tournament after a fascinating month of football in Egypt concluding in Algeria’s win over Senegal. There’s analysis of whether the expansion of the Afcon and its move to the summer was a success and we pick out some of the rising stars in the competition. And we review our predictions for the tournament (spoiler: mixed at best) before playing Senegalese legend Youssou N’Dour. Listen on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify or whether you get your podcasts.

21 MIN2019 AUG 2
Comments
Africa Cup of Nations review

Africa Cup of Nations preview

Our favourite tournament returns: even bigger and brighter. Afcon is now in summer and, after a last minute switch, taking place in Egypt rather than the planned Cameroon. Ahead of Friday’s big kick off, we’ll assess who the stars will be - from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to the Ivory Coast’s Nicolas Pepe and Congo’s Cedric Bakambu. We’ll attempt to make a case for who will win a tournament which is as wide open as ever and predict the golden boot winner. We’ll also play out with music from a band which emerged during the Arab Spring: Code Masr.

18 MIN2019 JUN 19
Comments
Africa Cup of Nations preview

Italy: Parma’s relegation battle and rapper Samuel Heron

Golaccio! A new episode recorded on the road in the land of Catenaccio. Alex convinces his father-in-law to attend his first ever football match: a crunch relegation battle as Parma host Fiorentina. Back in Serie A after a string of promotions following their bankruptcy, it turned out to be a dramatic match for the much-decorated I Gialloblu. In the music part of the show we discuss Samuel Heron, a cheeky rapper from Le Spezia who’s causing a stir.

19 MIN2019 JUN 12
Comments
Italy: Parma’s relegation battle and rapper Samuel Heron

Ethiopia: Dub Colossus and the ‘Arsene Wenger of Africa’

Join us on a trip to east Africa for some R&R. We chat to composer and multi-instrumentalist Nick Page, aka Dubulah, the founder of Dub Colossus. The Londoner worked with Ethiopian musicians to create a unique, gargantuan sound after two decades working in ethno-tech collectives Transglobal Underground and Temple of Sound. He discusses what ‘world’ music has to do to make it in the West, the greats of Ethiopian music and even some footy. In the football half of the show, we look ahead to next year’s African Nations Championship, which was due to take place in Ethiopia before it was stripped of the rights. We speak to local BBC journalist Omna Taddele as well as player Anteneh Samuel, who plays in the academy set up by the country’s answer to Arsene Wenger, Sewnet Bishaw.

35 MIN2019 MAY 16
Comments
Ethiopia: Dub Colossus and the ‘Arsene Wenger of Africa’

Uruguay: The first World Cup and Montevideo’s dance scene

The inaugural football World Cup in 1930 was hosted and won by Uruguay in extraordinary fashion. In this mini-episode we look back at a tournament full of oddities from bizarre suspensions (for running a cafe), suit-wearing refs and a match which lasted 84 minutes. In the music half of the show, we examine the underground sounds coming out of the capital, Montevideo, where vinyl-junkie DJs including Persian cat fanatic DJ Koolt, and Christian Bonanata, have been ripping it up.

25 MIN2019 MAR 12
Comments
Uruguay: The first World Cup and Montevideo’s dance scene

Latest Episodes

America: Eighties hardcore punk and the anti-facist battle at Portland Timbers

It’s time to take a trip to the Land of Opportunity. Yes folks, the United States of America is a country blessed with incredible music, partly thanks to its stew of cultures. For the podcast, we're covering the avalanche of incredible Eighties underground punk and rock bands which would later influence Nirvana. We’ll take an in-depth look at Black Flag, Minor Threat, Sonic Youth, Fugazi and the Butthole Surfers analysing the (on-stage) sex, (plentiful) drugs and shock’n’roll. James sits down with Brendan Morgan of Oxford punk rock band Grub to discuss the scene. And we look at politics in US football (ok, soccer). Specifically we talk to Stephan Lewis of the Timbers Army, a raucous fan group who follow the Portland Timbers. He is leading a campaign to make the club radically inclusive, but has had to battle with the club of the use of the repurposed anti-facist Iron Front logo. Hear the full story of this fascinating stand-off on the pod.

82 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
America: Eighties hardcore punk and the anti-facist battle at Portland Timbers

Senegal: The music and football of Dakar

Na ngeen def! (That's how are you? in Wolof). We travelled 5,730km to the city of Dakar, Senegal to bring you a very special episode, jam-packed with West African musical and football-based treats. We visit Mbalax star Thione Seck’s studio and chat with Oumar Sow who played in Youssou NDour's Les Étoile de Dakar. We also discuss the impact of Orchestra Baobab, Baaba Maal and Ismaël Lô and also witness Cheikh Lô live. That's on top of James reporting from the labarythine like streets of Ngor village, where the mourides singers croon late into the night and finding out what it's like to be a Senegalese footballer who’s played across African with Babacar Mbengue. Do not miss.

50 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
Senegal: The music and football of Dakar

Mali: Songhoy Blues on performing in exile and footballers trying to get to Europe

One of Africa’s hottest bands tells us their story: from escaping civil war and a ban on music in their home country to touring the world. They’ve worked with the likes of Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, Iggy Pop and may soon collaborate with guitar hero Nile Rodgers. We discuss how they see themselves as more like a western band, their new music and the misconceptions of Timbuktu. And we talk football: from the crisis in Malian domestic football to African players getting ripped off hunting their dream of playing in Europe.

40 MIN2019 OCT 30
Comments
Mali: Songhoy Blues on performing in exile and footballers trying to get to Europe

England: Emile Heskey on World Cups, racism and Leicester’s nightlife

It’s coming home, it’s coming. R&R stops in England on our world tour to meet up with Emile Heskey. We discuss beating Germany, playing in two World Cups and the real secret of the squad’s fall out with Fabio Capello. The former Leicester, Liverpool and Aston Villa man is fascinating on dealing with managers, racism and depression in football and why he was at times mocked by pundits. And of course, we chat music: from clubbing in Leicester to his classic DJ celebration.

44 MIN2019 OCT 16
Comments
England: Emile Heskey on World Cups, racism and Leicester’s nightlife

The Independent Music Cup

Hear how London’s top record labels, stores, venues and mags are finding life in 2019. We headed down to the Independent Music Cup, a five-a-side football tournament where the industry competed in aid of War Child. You’ll hear from charming types at XL Recordings, Rough Trade Shops, Ninja Tune, Domino, Mixmag, Worldwide FM and the Barbican. You’ll learn what it’s like to work with Thom Yorke, how a label functions when an artist explodes and which two labels face off on the pitch each Monday night. And the episode is packed with the tips for the best new music in 2019.

36 MIN2019 AUG 23
Comments
The Independent Music Cup

Africa Cup of Nations review

We look back on our favourite tournament after a fascinating month of football in Egypt concluding in Algeria’s win over Senegal. There’s analysis of whether the expansion of the Afcon and its move to the summer was a success and we pick out some of the rising stars in the competition. And we review our predictions for the tournament (spoiler: mixed at best) before playing Senegalese legend Youssou N’Dour. Listen on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify or whether you get your podcasts.

21 MIN2019 AUG 2
Comments
Africa Cup of Nations review

Africa Cup of Nations preview

Our favourite tournament returns: even bigger and brighter. Afcon is now in summer and, after a last minute switch, taking place in Egypt rather than the planned Cameroon. Ahead of Friday’s big kick off, we’ll assess who the stars will be - from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to the Ivory Coast’s Nicolas Pepe and Congo’s Cedric Bakambu. We’ll attempt to make a case for who will win a tournament which is as wide open as ever and predict the golden boot winner. We’ll also play out with music from a band which emerged during the Arab Spring: Code Masr.

18 MIN2019 JUN 19
Comments
Africa Cup of Nations preview

Italy: Parma’s relegation battle and rapper Samuel Heron

Golaccio! A new episode recorded on the road in the land of Catenaccio. Alex convinces his father-in-law to attend his first ever football match: a crunch relegation battle as Parma host Fiorentina. Back in Serie A after a string of promotions following their bankruptcy, it turned out to be a dramatic match for the much-decorated I Gialloblu. In the music part of the show we discuss Samuel Heron, a cheeky rapper from Le Spezia who’s causing a stir.

19 MIN2019 JUN 12
Comments
Italy: Parma’s relegation battle and rapper Samuel Heron

Ethiopia: Dub Colossus and the ‘Arsene Wenger of Africa’

Join us on a trip to east Africa for some R&R. We chat to composer and multi-instrumentalist Nick Page, aka Dubulah, the founder of Dub Colossus. The Londoner worked with Ethiopian musicians to create a unique, gargantuan sound after two decades working in ethno-tech collectives Transglobal Underground and Temple of Sound. He discusses what ‘world’ music has to do to make it in the West, the greats of Ethiopian music and even some footy. In the football half of the show, we look ahead to next year’s African Nations Championship, which was due to take place in Ethiopia before it was stripped of the rights. We speak to local BBC journalist Omna Taddele as well as player Anteneh Samuel, who plays in the academy set up by the country’s answer to Arsene Wenger, Sewnet Bishaw.

35 MIN2019 MAY 16
Comments
Ethiopia: Dub Colossus and the ‘Arsene Wenger of Africa’

Uruguay: The first World Cup and Montevideo’s dance scene

The inaugural football World Cup in 1930 was hosted and won by Uruguay in extraordinary fashion. In this mini-episode we look back at a tournament full of oddities from bizarre suspensions (for running a cafe), suit-wearing refs and a match which lasted 84 minutes. In the music half of the show, we examine the underground sounds coming out of the capital, Montevideo, where vinyl-junkie DJs including Persian cat fanatic DJ Koolt, and Christian Bonanata, have been ripping it up.

25 MIN2019 MAR 12
Comments
Uruguay: The first World Cup and Montevideo’s dance scene
hmly
Welcome to Himalaya LearningDozens of podcourses featuring over 100 experts are waiting for you.