Mzantsi! South African club night

CROSSROADS – International perspectives on culture, art and society

Doors: 22:00
South-African Electronica / Kwaito / Gqom
Dirty Paraffin (ZA), Manthe Ribane (ZA) & Kami Awori (CH), FAKA (ZA), DJ Lag (ZA), DJ Prie Nkosazana (ZA)

Curated by CUSS

Under the title «Morning Bang 2.0», CUSS presents a South African club night bursting with innovative dance tunes from the vibrant music capitals of Johannesburg and Durban. The artists celebrate the legacy and culture of South African dance music and bring them firmly into the modern day with contemporary movement languages. The artist and singer Manthe Ribane – who is also active as a dancer for the world-famous rap-rave band Die Antwoord – will join forces with the female duo Kami Awori to blend minimalistic electro-soul with hip-hop and afro-Caribbean beats. Fela Gucci and Desire Marea are the queer performance duo FAKA whose eclectic project explores the world of both music and art. As the duo Dirty Paraffin, the beatmaker Dokta SpiZee and the well-known rapper Okmalumkoolkat create South African rap with relaxing kwaito house beats and lots of swag. DJ Lag, a heavyweight of the South African house scene, is coming to town and teaming up with DJ Prie to celebrate the house form ‘gqom’ that has emerged from the townships of Durban.

CROSSROADS is a collaboration between the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperations (SDC) in cooperation with the partner institutions Kaserne Basel, Antigel Festival Geneva and the Center for African Studies at the University of Basel.

«Masr! Egyptian club night» and «Mzantsi! South African club night» are co-produced by festival Antigel Geneva, SHAP SHAP and Kaserne Basel, co-curated with CUSS and Mahmoud Refat and take place in the framework of CROSSROADS.