Shangaan Electro is the new wave of South African dance music and this summer its set to hit Europe. This exciting live show features performances by Nozinja aka ‘Dog’, the clown-masked Tshetsha Boys, as well as Tiyiselani, Nkata Mawewe and the fastest Shangaan dancers around.
[audio:bbc-ngunyuta_dance.mp3]An unmissable showcase of one of the most energetic sounds around.
Shangaan Electro is the street level dance phenomenon from South Africa that went global in 2010 on the back of a series of viral youtube clips (2 million hits and counting) and an acclaimed compilation on Honest Jon’s that introduced the movers and shakers in this fast emerging micro-genre.
Tshetsha Boys | Uya Khwihi K Rose
Shangaan Electro replaces Shangaan music’s traditional instrumentation with midi-keyboard sounds, re-pitched vocal samples and jacking four to the floor beats, then amps things up to breakneck speeds of over 180BPM. This is hyper-kinetic digital dance music custom made for weekly dance offs in Soweto, and it’s getting ever faster…
Based on a Soweto street party, the live show at Berghain will feature the stars of the Honest Jon’s compilation – producer/mastermind and vocalist Nozinja aka ‘Dog’, the clown-masked Tshetsha Boys, alongside Tiyiselani, Nkata Mawewe and the fastest Shangaan dancers around.
Nozinja aka ‘Dog’, Tshetsha Boys, Tiyiselani, Nkata Mawewe LIVE
Thursday, 30 June 2011 | 21:00 CET
Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain