NUITS D’AFRIQUE SOUNDSYSTEM : Awadi + Dj Rupture
Price: 15 $
Société des arts technologiques [SAT]
1201 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal
Description of the concert:
After last year’s phenomenal success, Nuits d’Afrique and Masala, a top show on CISM, a blog and a digital label, bring back the World 2.0 electro soirées. Live performances and DJ sets: the unlimited possibilities of new technologies intersect with Nuits d’Afrique authenticity.
The subject of United States of Africa, a documentary by Yanick Letourneau, co-founder of Positive Black Soul and a spokesmen for African youth, uses hip-hop mixed with traditional beats to promote a unified Africa. From Thomas Sankara to Martin Luther King, his pan-African project Présidents d’Afrique put to music, 50 years after independence, the key speeches by the great black consciousness leaders.
VIBE magazine called his music “a stunning, globe-trotting, three-turntable mix… bumping, brash and without borders.” A star of the FM band in New York, where he broadcasts international exclusives, his electro draws inspiration from Latin America, Africa and the Maghreb. He even made it to the cover of the influential magazine The Wire.