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LusAfro @ Odyssee – Recap of an amazing experience…

.Bringing lusophone sounds from all genres to German audiences

Last week on the 17th July the LusAfro Family met again in Cologne after their 1st encounter in Praia, Cape Verde in April.  After only 2 1/2 days of rehearsing the 16 artists from Mozambique, Germany, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde and Portugal wrapped together show that was performed in 4 cities across Western Germanys Ruhr district from the 19th until the 22nd July. The 2 hours long performance was an insight into the amazingly wide range of musical styles and mixtures from lusophone African countries.

Line Up:

Africaine 808 (Germany)| Buruntuma (Guinea Bissau / Portugal) | Ceuzany (Cabo Verde) | Dama do Bling (Mozambique)| Daniel Haaksman (Germany) | Fattú Diakité (Guinea Bissau / Cabo Verde) | Gato Preto (Mozambique / Germany) | Helio Batalha (Cabo Verde) | Lucibela (Cabo Verde) | Rapaz 100 Juiz (Cabo Verde)

Singers of Mournas in the style of Cesária Évora met experimental beat producers, Cape Verdean rappers clashed with an acoustic backing band that then entered Jam Sessions with DJs. A creative mixing and mingling with no genre boundaries that was also appreciated by the big and content audiences of the cities of Hagen, Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Recklinghausen and Bochum.

Enough of words – the best way to feel the LusAfro vibe if you were not there for the show is to watch the video provided by Cosmo.

The video shows the final part of the concert were all artists gather to perform the Track „Funatrap“ produced by Daniel Haaksman. The Track evolved into a spontaneous jam session of the artists and an amazing party for everyone present:

Next LusAfro Event:
Big-Up! Club Night | Berlin, Germany | Sat 25 November 2017

The Roadfestival Odyssee: Musik der Metropolen is organized by Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr in Mülheim, Pelmke Hagen and the Cultural Instutute Recklinghausen in cooperation with WDR Cosmo and supported by the regional cultural policy of Nordrhein Westfalen.
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The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation “Kulturstftiftung des Bundes” within the program TURN which aims to encourage artistic exchanges between Germany and Africa and display African contemporary creation.

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LusAfro goes „ODYSSEE: Musik der Metropolen“

.LusAfro artists play 4 shows at German roadshow festival


JULY, 2017. Following an overwhelming start in Cabo Verde, Praia in April, LusAfro continues to foster musical exchanges between lusophone Africa and Germany as a selection of artists will take part in the four-day road show „Odyssee Musik der Metropolen“.

Line – Up
Africaine 808 (Germany) | Buruntuma (Guinea Bissau / Portugal) | Ceuzany (Cabo Verde) | Dama do Bling (Mozambique)| Daniel Haaksman (Germany) | Fattú Diakité (Guinea Bissau / Cabo Verde) | Gato Preto (Mozambique / Germany) | Helio Batalha (Cabo Verde) | Lucibela (Cabo Verde) | Rapaz 100 Juiz (Cabo Verde)

The three stops of LusAfro 2017:

Workshops, roundtables and live presentations
as collaboration of Atlantic Music Expo
Praia, Cabo Verde, 06-11 April 2017

Odyssee: Musik der Metropolen
Wed 19 July 2017 – Bandshell at the public park, Hagen,Germany
Thurs 20 July 2017 – Stadtgarten am Ruhrfestspielhaus, Recklinghausen,Germany
Fri 21 July 2017 – Roundhouse Ruhr · Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Sat 22 July 2017 – Freilichtbühne Wattenscheid, Bochum, Germany

The Roadfestival Odyssee: Musik der Metropolen is organized by Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr in Mülheim, Pelmke Hagen and the Cultural Instutute Recklinghausen in cooperation with WDR Cosmo and supported by the regional cultural policy of Nordrhein Westfalen.
More info

Big-Up! Club Night
Berlin, Germany
Sat 25 November 2017

The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation “Kulturstftiftung des Bundes” within the program TURN which aims to encourage artistic exchanges between Germany and Africa and display African contemporary creation.

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.Funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation

       

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Kalaf Epalanga (Angola / Portugal) music

The Soundtrack of… Kalaf Epalanga by COSMO

Discover an interesting „sonic biography“ of our LusAfro participant Kalaf Epalanga.

He talks about growing up in Angola, moving to Portugal not planing to stay, then eventually staying because of civil war in Angola. All stages of his life are commented by himself and the music that inspired him and that he loves.

Thanks Cosmo for that nice insight into the development of an interesting person & artist.

Go to Cosmos Website for the full story + the audios:

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LusAfro Artist Choice Playlist #2 Dino D’Santiago

. Our brother, positive spirit and popular Cape Verdean Soul singer told us his about some of the most influential artists for his own music. The result is an obviously very soulful but also varied list with some interesting picks. Discover it yourself:

DJ Jeff Afrozilla (Angola / Portugal)

Branko (Portugal) 

Boddhi Satva (BEL)

D’Angelo (US)

Bob Marley (JAM)

Tito Paris (CV)

Bilal (US)

Salif Keita (MLI)

Bon Iver (US)

Ms Lauryn Hill (US)

 

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LusAfro Artist Choice Playlist #1 Buruntuma

. One of the youngest LusAfro participants, the talented Afro House DJ Buruntuma gives us an insight into his mayor musical influences compiling this groovy playlist – ENJOY!

Salif Keita – Mandjou

Forever a fan of Mali music, grew up influenced by this West African music.“ 

 

Robin S – Show me Love

„This song marked my youth. Got a lot of air time on tv and radios back in the 90s in Guinea-Bissau.“

 

Shana – Out

„Released in 2009, one of the first Afro house tunes that i got into it. By the former group of my favorite DJ Black Coffee“

 

Vado Poster – Boemios

„What a beat! One of best Angolan producers right now!“

 

MCM Geomagic – Salif (Remix Afro House)

„One of the best newcomers on the afro house scene, from Angola.“

 

Mbambu Records – Mãe do Zongue

„Summer 16 Hit in Portugal.“

 

Dj Lilocox – Principe 2015

„One of the finest representatives of the underground sound of Lisbon that is taking over Europe.“

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LusAfro at Atlantic Music Expo in Praia, Cabo Verde…

Roundtable | Auditorio / Palácio Da Cultura | 15h-16h45 | “Music from lusophone African

featuring Kalaf Angelo (Angola/Portugal/Germany), (Guinea Bissau/Portugal), Dj Marfox (São Tomé und Príncipe / Portugal), Dama Do Bling (Mozambique), Tony Amado (Angola), Helio Batalha (Cabo Verde)

Moderation: Daniel Wahl (Mexico/Germany)

LIVE PRESENTATION | Praca Luís de Camões
17h-17h40 | LusAfro session 1

Africaine 808 (GER), Fattú Diakité (CV), Alberto Koenig (CV), Dama do Bling (MOZ), Buruntuma (GW/PT)

18h50-19h30 | LusAfro session 2

Batchart (CV), Helio Batalha (CV), Mister Santos (GER/PT), Daniel Haaksman (GER), Ceuzany (CV), Nissah Barbosa (CV)

20h30-21h10 | LusAfro session 3

Dino D’Santiago (CV), Seiji (UK/GER) Perera Elsewhere (UK/GER), Rapaz 100 Juiz (CV)

22h10-22h50 | LusAfro session 4

Gato Preto (GER/MOZ), Dj Marfox (ST/PT), Tony Amado (AO), LusAfro Crew

stay tuned

…LusAfro blog coming soon…

LusAfro promotes musical exchanges between lusophone Africa & Germany & features professional workshops, musical collaborations & live presentations.

The project is lead by the department of Consultancy and Special Projects of Piranha Arts, with Harmonia in Cape Verde and WDR Cosmo in Germany as partners.

Artistic Directors and artistic advisors: Daniel Haaksman, Francis Gay and José da Silva.

LusAfro is funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes).

This blog will feature the 3 phases of the project over the year and be regularly fed with all kind of contents audio, videos, articles around the thematic.

Listen to some music of the featured LusAfro artists on soundcloud

dates

6th-11th April 2017 | Praía, Cape Verde: professional workshops, musical collaborations & live presentations @ Atlantic Music Expo

19th – 22nd July 2017 | Odyssee Festival in Germany: live presentations @ roadshow festival

25th November 2017 | Big UP! @ Gretchen Berlin: live presentations

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confirmed artists for the meetings in Cabo Verde

Alberto Koening (Cabo Verde) | Africaine 808 (Germany) | Batchart (Cabo Verde) | Buruntuma (Guinea Bissau / Portugal) | Ceuzany (Cabo Verde) | Conductor (Angola /  Portugal) | Dama do Bling (Mozambique) | Daniel Haaksman (Germany) | Dino D´Santiago (Cabo Verde/Portugal) | DJ Marfox (Sao Tomé/Portugal) | | Fattú Diakité (Cabo Verde) | Gato Preto (Mozambique/Germany) | Helio Batalha (Cabo Verde) | Kalaf Epalanga (Angola /Germany) | Mister Santos (Germany/Portugal) | Nissah Barboza (Cabo Verde) | Perera Elsewhere (UK/Germany) | Rapaz 100 Juiz (Cabo Verde) | Seiji (UK/Germany) | Tony Amado (Angola)

...participating journalists & music professionals to be announced soon!