Line-up /// DJ Zhao (Berlin)
// DJ ITCH13
// DJ ITZI NALLAH
Peoples DJs Collective, This Is Africa
Sonic Diaspora: Dance Cuts from Africa & the Diaspora
AFRO // FUTURIST // BASS // LIBERATION
Friday, JUNE 8 at Coup d'Etat (next to the Shrine), 2109 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL, 21+, 9pm doors, $5 cover, accessible space.
// DJ ZHAO
Ngoma SoundSystem, Berlin, Germany
// DJ ITCH13
// ITZI NALLAH
June 8 at Coup d'Etat (the Shrine) Sonic Diaspora welcomes DJ ZHAO to Chicago.
DJ ZHAO brings the best contemporary and classic dance music together, and creates hybrid musical forms spanning all five continents, with focus on Africa.
Drawing upon the wealth of sonic traditions worldwide and informed by up-to-the-minute global street styles, DJ ZHAO fuses ancestral rhythms and urban bass pressure. Directly connecting "East" and "West", acoustic and electronic, traditional and hyper-modern, DJ ZHAO creates "Ancient-Futurist" musical collages spanning wildly different times and places, at once mind expanding and floor smashing.
Amateur ethno-musicologist and professional booty shaker, DJ ZHAO is an International Sound Ambassador not only talking about, but demonstrating through raw sound experience, the underlying unity of all earth cultures.
Performing solo and with NGOMA Soundsystem, DJ Zhao brings unique vision and energy to every event, and has performed or shared bills with artists such as Shangaan Electro (South Africa), Konono No. 1 (Congo), Rhythm and Sound (Germany), Cooly G (UK), Appietus (Ghana), Shackleton (UK), Pan Sonic (Finland).
Sonic Diaspora is a celebration of popular & underground musical styles of Africa & the Diaspora. Expect everything from Afrobeat, Afro-House & Global Bass to Reggae, Cumbia, Future Dancehall, Hiplife, Azonto, Kwaito, Kuduro, Coupe Dekale and other darling subgenres of the African underground, and arrive early!
Hosted by Tifflove & the Wolfpack in collaboration with Leftist Lounge (Art Exhibit), Roots of Life Designs (Jewelry & Fashion), and percussion by you!
Sponsored by ThisIsAfrica.me (Africa, Europe), Have Plenty Music (Namibia), Gozamos.com (Chi) & Peoples DJs Collective (Chi)
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