CELESTIAL BASS – an after-party to something that happens
21ST APRIL FROM MIDNIGHT
at The Backyard (ADA Creative Studios), The Yard (The Alchemist Bar)
with support and presence by: Andi, Anisha, Jacob, Kahiu, Katy, Khoisan, Leroy, Matthew, Moritz, Raphael, Sam, Sennah and many more (this list is subject to change)
‘You know, it’s all dance music,’ [he said], ‘all of it,’ referring not only to what we are hearing in this precise moment but extending it to the polyphony of Kenya’s soundscape. The driving beat of Kamba pop you hear on the radio on the way to coast, the infectious mugithi in Nairobi’s nyama choma joints and the wakorino gospel music erupting from all kinds of sound systems. These rhythms and sounds have different histories, meanings and uses but they are here for one purpose: dancing. […]
There is a timeless ecstasy in dancing to repetitive beats, but [he] reminds us that there are many many ways to dance. We dance to celebrate, to commemorate, to mourn, to forget; perhaps with [this after-party] we can dance to know.
Start: 23:59 (roughly)
Entrance fee: 200 bob