The Beats of Africa

Opening: 10.04.2015 @11:30pm
Location: Observatory
5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4




The Observatory is very excited to announce its first collaboration with SAN ART for this unique event, which will feature a bonanza of African sounds brought to the dance floor by one of the highest specialists in the field – NTONE EDJABE.

Ntone Edjabe is the founder and editor of the world-renowned Chimurenga magazine, and is also a fantastic DJ that specializes in African music in all of its vastly divergent inflections – from traditional percussion-focused rhythms to home-grown house.

He has co-hosted the Soul Makossa programme on Bush Radio in South Africa and is considered a definitive authority on African culture and politics. The collection he has in his bag covers multiple regions of the vast African soundscape, so you can expect this night to take you on an audio safari through past & present, urban & rural, traditional & avant-garde music from across the continent.

Support by DAN LO [Eclectic Aesthetic, The Observatory]

9PM / FREE before midnight / 100K after

* Limited tickets for the music gig, including a discount on one first drink, can be acquired after the lecture night ‘Diagnosing the Chimurenga Chronic’ on 9 April, 2015 at 6:30 pm in Hoa Sen University (8 Nguyen Van Trang, District 1). Please contact San Art staff on site for more information.