African Beats & Pieces | Epic Ethiopia
Freitag // 25. Oktober 2019 // 23:00h
African Beats & Pieces is an event series dedicated to the music made in Africa and throughout its diaspora.
With a special focus on contemporary and lesser-known artists, we strive to showcase the diversity of sounds and songs the continent has to offer, doing so through theme-specific parties involving passionate diggers & DJs.
After zooming in on Nigeria, Ghana and Congo(s), we shift our gaze to yet another incredibly music-rich country: Ethiopia! We are very happy to invite Ethiopian Danny Chainz a.k.a. DJ ChainZ for this party, who will share his favourite songs of all-time as well as the hits that currently shake the dancefloors of Addis.
The goal, as always, is to show the amazing wealth and diversity of music Ethiopia has to offer. Although we will play some prime cuts from the legendary Ethiopiques series and other vintage gems from the so-called "Golden Age of Ethiopian music", we will mainly focus on the new music being made right NOW, be it Pop, Hip-Hop or Electro!
There is no shortage of genuine creativity in the contemporary music scene, with rebellious singers writing sharp lyrics and bold producers pushing the sonic boundaries beyond their country's heritage, so you know the drill: come with an open mind... and leave with sore legs!
TRADITIONAL OMORO | ETHIO-JAZZ | ETHIO-POP | TRADITIONAL TIGRIGNA | ETHIO-ROCK | HIP-HOP | ELECTRONIC MUSIC | TRADITIONAL AMHARIC
DJ Chainz (Addis Ababa/Berlin)
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