The sunshine duo from the rainy Netherlands, Umoja, is an organic evolution between two humble groove aficionados whose paths crossed over half a decade ago. They are dedicated to combine electronic productions with a perfect understanding of world rhythms. Their music presents an expression of their love for experimentation with African, South American and exotic traditions.
Umoja also functions as curator and initiator of the record labels Piri Piri & INI Movement. Their first release was “Je ka lo!”, released in 2012 on INI Movement. Since back then, their voyage has taken the duo to gain support from great artists such as Jeremy Sole, Batida, Thornato, Nicola Cruz, Sam Redmore, Feel My Bicep, Nickodemus, Gilles Peterson, Alma Negra and man more. They also have been supported by organizations of international reputation like Akwaaba music, Okayafrica and Sound & Collors magazine.
Throughout the top productions and remixes, Umoja has delivered several musical treasures such as Bilongo Con Sandunga, Mo Fiya!, Danzi! and La Piragua which have conquered the taste of followers from all over the planet. Since Umoja’s music crosses borders and genres, they have released on some of the best record labels from all over the globe: ZZK (Argentina), MultiCulti (Canada), Sello Regional (Chile), Vida Records (Spain), Piri Piri (Fiji), Mawimbi Records (France), Hot Casa (France), Carnibal (Greece) and Budabeats (Hungary).
Umoja has managed to stay innovative in the global underground scene while continuously showcasing their live DJ sets all over Europe.
Don’t miss out on a full musical experience of culture, roots and dance with nothing but positive vibes!