Mix from Flamingods’ Kamal Rasool

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We’ve long been intrigued by the mysterious utopian world that Flamingods conjure, so we’re delighted to discover that founder Kamal Rasool has put together a wonderful music mix, which you can listen to here.

Shedding light on the Flamingods’ dazzling influences and including tracks by Alice Coltrane, Chancha Vìa Circuito and Fela Kuti amongst others, the mix was created for the Safina Radio Project as part of this year’s Venice Biennale Opening Season. Kamal also writes about the reasons why he has chosen each track and as we suspected, the band’s relationship to music from far flung corners of the globe is complex, exploring the role that music plays in shaping identity, intercultural relationships and dismantling hierarchies.

Flamingods play Supersonic Festival and the Supersonic Kids Gig this year, 11-14 June. Tickets on sale now via The Ticketsellers/See Tickets/Milque & Muhle and Plugd