Universal Playground’s album of the week 18 – 2020 is Maajo – Kuru Kuru

Maajo is a rare tropical breeze from the cold north. Their musical expeditions lead from equatorial soundscapes to the darker woods and moods of their native soil. African influences, electronic beats and organic rhythms, ethereality, and the sounds of nature all make up the patchwork sound of Maajo. Not only is Maajo’s music a way of traveling to faraway places, but the songs themselves have also traveled all over the globe.

Maajo has evolved from a sample-based electronic music project to a full-sized band, recently one with vocalists. The group, on the verge of their second full-length release on Queen Nanny records, has also released music on labels such as Permanent Vacation. The band also wrote a soundtrack for the 1920’s silent film Lost World, received the remix treatment from artists such as Luke Vibert and Call Super, and toured festivals and clubs far and wide.