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Ten Cities Jam w/ Gebrüder Teichmann & Wura Samba (live)

"Most club music has its roots in Africa." (Afrologic, musician, Lagos)

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Fri 29.11.2019 23:00
YAAM, Berlin
10,00 € - 15,00 €

Since 2014 TEN CITIES has been digging for electronic music cooperations at eye-level between Africa and Europe.

TEN CITIES brought together 50 artists from ten African and European cities – among them Pinch and Rob Smith (Bristol), Batida (Lisbon), Sasha Perrera and Gebrüder Teichmann (Berlin) as well as Wura Samba and Afrologic (Lagos), DJ Satelite (Luanda) or Just A Band (Nairobi).

TEN CITIES released a triple vinyl compilation on Soundway Records UK filled with afroeuropean electronic bashment sound. A huge book about the history of nightlife in each of the ten cities will be published early next year.

On 29. November 2019 we are going to show you the current state of TEN CITIES at our jam at Yaam Berlin.

Line Up:
► Gebrüder Teichmann & Wura Samba (Ten Cities - Noland, Berlin/Lagos) live
► Perera Elsewhere (DJ set/ FOF, Berlin)
► Disco Vumbi - Alai K (Nyege Tapes, Nairobi)
► Mixanthrope (African Beats & Pieces, France/Berlin)
► Florian Sievers (Ten Cities/Bomayé, Berlin)

Berlin's electronic wizards Gebrüder Teichmann is going to play a liveset together with Yoruba percussionist and singer Wura Samba (Keziah Jones, o.a.) from Lagos/Nigeria.

DJ Perera Elsewhere, stage name of London-born, Berlin-based producer, songwriter and DJ Sasha Perera, is going to rock the floor.

Alai K from Nairobi (Ukoo Flani, Nyege Nyege Tapes) will present his Disco Vumbi project blending East African influences and electronic dance music.

Mixanthrope (African Beats and Pieces), one of our favorite Berlin DJs, will show the diversity of Africa's contemporary electronic music scenes.

And Florian Sievers, one of the editors of the Ten Cities book, head of the Bomayé parties and longtime collector of African-European club music hybrids, is going to open the night with an experimental DJ set.

► Gebrüder Teichmann & Wura Samba (Ten Cities - Noland, Berlin/Lagos) live

The Nigerian yoruba percussionist and singer Wura Samba and Berlin's electronic multitalents Gebrüder Teichmann met in Lagos, Nigeria through the TEN CITIES Project. After their succesful debut on Soundway Records (V.A. - Ten Cities) they are happy to present their first EP "2 Cities / Berlin - Lagos", which is also the first release of the new NOLAND Tracks series.

NOLAND Tracks is a subdivision of the brothers NOLAND label and will focus on the clubby and dancy side of the NOLAND label spectrum. Tracks for DJS and Vinyl lovers - raw and direct.

► Perera Elsewhere (FOF, Berlin)

Perera Elsewhere is Berlin based, UK born experimental electronic music producer Sasha Perera. Coined by some as ‘Doom-Folk’, her one-of-a-kind music has been used in Paolo Sorrentino’s feature film Loro, Ava Du Vernay’s Queen Sugar show and HBO’s Looking.

She‘s been well supported in the media by the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, BBC R1/6Music/1Xtra, Resident Advisor, Crack, Entertainment Weekly, The Wire ,Vogue and many more while KEXP, FACT and Fader have all commissioned exclusive mixes from her.

► Disco Vumbi - Alai K (Nyege Tapes, Nairobi)

Disco Vumbi is a mix of electronic music and live instruments, created and produced by Alai K, which features Mijikenda rhythms, Chakacha and Benga music. It is inspired by Kenyan music from the 1950s to 1990s.

The name Disco Vumbi refers to a saying from the 1970s when people would go out to a dance in the streets and came home covered in dust(vumbi). While Kenyan music was influenced a lot by Western pop music since the turn of the century, Disco Vumbi is coming to give you the local old-school music in a new style. Alai K has been in the Kenyan music industry since 1995, starting out with the Hip Hop collective Ukoo Flani and afterwards pursuing his solo career as a singer and songwriter. Later on he ventured into music production and Djing and that is when Disco Vumbi emerged. Disco Vumbi is about dancing and singing together to celebrate the music according to the Kenyan culture. Cheza!

► Mixanthrope (African Beats & Pieces, France/Berlin)

French-born Boris Paillard a.k.a. Mixanthrope has been shaking up dancefloors from Canada to Ghana since 2015 with alternative African, Afro-diasporic and Afro-caribbean songs & sounds. After working for the locallabel Akwaaba Music in Accra, he started the monthly event series African Beats & Pieces in Berlin in 2017, inviting passionate DJs and underground live acts to explore specific musical themes.