ElectrAfrique Berlin - Presented by Freak de l'Afrique
Samstag // 07. September 2019 // 23:00h
ElectrAfrique - Berlin Edition
Presented by Freak de l'Afrique
Music: Afro House, Kuduro, Gqom, Afrobeats & more
Live Percussion by Timothy Bongo Bongo
ElectrAfrique is one of the biggest global events for African Electronic club sounds and is now finally touching down in Berlin.
Music is a universal language. Music brings people together, regardless of age, gender, class or origin. In music we are a community. This realization defines the essence of ElectrAfrique, an event that showcases electronic music from across the African continent and diaspora. The event was founded in 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya, by DJ Cortega and the Kenyan crew Electrique DJs & The Beat Parade Band.
ElectrAfrique celebrates African youth, creativity, energy, and diversity through music and dance. While it definitely makes a lot of space for fresh new sounds, it also finds its roots in the classics, from Fela Kuti to the great Mandingue musicians such as Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate and Oumou Sangare, the masters of Congolese rumba and soukous from Franco to Nyboma to Fally Ipupa. ElectrAfrique has been a platform for many DJs and producers coming out of the Continent and diaspora, having proudly hosted the likes of Black Coffee, Boddhi Satva, Djeff Afrozila, Black Motion, Branko of Buraka Som Sistema, Marfox, Buruntuma, Rancido, Cee ElAssaad, Carlos Mena, Renato Xtrova and DJ Satelite to name just a few.
Over the last 8 years, ElectrAfrique took the show to close to 15 countries in 5 continents, pushing the boundaries of sound across African capitals and beyond. It has been anchored in Dakar, Senegal for the last 3 years, where it just delivered its 24th Dakar edition, and started a quarterly residency in Cabo Verde for 2019, in collaboration with Sigui Sabura.
Reflecting this community approach, ElectrAfrique has partnered with numerous like-minded brands and collectives, including OkayAfrica, Everyday People, Afro Punk, Ancestral, Good Times Africa, Africa Nouveau Festival, Carrefour Creatif, and KAANI. In 2015 it co-founded Everyday Afrique, along with Everyday People and OkayAfrica, giving birth to one of New York’s hottest diaspora-centric parties.