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We are Mambo Jambo; we’re professional musicians, and we live in Hull but we play concerts and deliver workshops and projects around the UK, and abroad.

This is the first podcast that we’ve produced and it came about as the result of receiving a community grant from Hull Maritime. We really enjoyed getting it together!

The idea was to produce a podcast featuring some of our music that we’ve written, interviews with students at Ron Dearing UTC, plus two other interviews that linked to our session with the students and to maritime themes in general.

We had a great time in Ron Dearing UTC college, where we played one of our songs ‘Cumbia In The Moonlight’ to them, talked a bit about our careers as musicians, and played them the interview we did with John Moran and got their reactions to it.

We then got going on an interview session where the students discussed themes associated with Hull’s maritime heritage, including Dead Bod, The Three Ships and the fishing community (find out more by giving it a listen!).

For the podcast we had already interviewed John Moran, who works on the Humber estuary as a Humber Pilot launch coxswain, and lastly we talked to Rupert Creed, a playwright (and author) who’s collected stories from people involved in the fishing community and has written, produced and directed plays, including the very powerful “Turning The Tide”.

The soundtrack to the podcast is our song, “Cumbia In The Moonlight” from our latest album, “Groove Fruit”, AND you can hear the podcast here.