tropical disoriented madness, kologo power and agrarian daydreams
CHÚPAME EL DEDO (Colombia)
KING AYISOBA & BAND (Ghana)
AYUUNE SULE (Ghana)
ZEA vs OJH (Stadion buurt)
Toast your mind and body in OCCII on July 13.
King Ayisoba and Band
Two of the main kologo stars from Ghana presenting the “This is kologo power!” compilation in OCCII on July 13.
It’s just a tip of the syncopating savannah iceberg, but it’s enough for a full night dancing. King Ayisoba, who initiated this album, is the grand master of kologo music in Ghana today. He is a super star sharing the traditional music of the North East region of Ghana in a 21st century jacket with the rest of the world, determined to make the world love kologo music like Bob Marley made the world love reggae music.
Zea vs Oscar Jan Hoogland
ZEA is the solo project of The Ex-singer Arnold De Boer. Somewhat of a celebrity in Ghana with his “Song for Electricity” that became a hit when he was there earlier this year (click link below). ZEA he incorporates the music of the people he meets around the world in his own, distinctive sound, playing “electric breakpop mono” and Friesian ballads with the same ease. Hailing from the top of the Amsterdam free jazz and improvising scene Oscar Jan Hoogland will be there to break up songs, confuse the audience, hit keys and chords and demand new stops and starts, twists and turns; joyfully obstinate, wonderfully bonkers.
Chúpame El Dedo
ntroducing Chúpame El Dedo (suck my finger), a new group formed by Eblis Álvarez (Meridian Brothers, Los Pirañas, Frente Cumbiero) and Pedro Ojeda (Romperayo, Los Pirañas, Frente Cumbiero, Ondatrópica) from Bogota, Colombia.Created for a one off live performance commissioned by Detlef Diederichsen at the ‘House of World Cultures’ in Berlin. It was performed live to great acclaim at the Festival “Evil Music” or “Böse Musik” in October 2013. The idea was to explore the death metal sound whilst adding strong tropical elements.
Later recorded live at the Isaac Newton Studios in Bogota, this cassette version recreates the live performance by delving deeper in grindcore, speed and black metal cliches whilst marrying a tropical rhythm section made of salsa, cumbia, currulao & reggaeton.
Expect tropical disoriented madness, stylistic dislocation and very very fast drums. Head banging mojitos!
will show you all corners of the globe and you will move like no one has moved before. co-runs the RedWig label and is listenable here: