Brighton Festival 2019Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

African Dance Party

Spoek Mathambo, Baloji & l'orchestre de la Katuba, Ye Ye Fever

Contemporary Africa with Sharp Dress and Sounds – Come to Dance!

After its huge success in 2014, our night of contemporary African rhythms returns. Our headliner is Spoek Mathambo, one of South Africa’s most forward-thinking and imaginative artists. As part of Fantasma, he explored a style described as Guzu, fusing traditional South African styles with western forms; where township house rubs shoulders with hip hop, and maskandi rhythms melt into shangaan electro.

Joining him on the bill is Belgian-based Congolese rapper Baloji, an artist who stands at the crossroads of traditional African and electronic music and who makes a welcome return to Brighton Festival.

They are joined by DJ collective Ye Ye Fever, which has been bringing afrobeat, soukous and everything in between to dance floors for five years.

Fri 13 May, Doors 9pm

Approximate stage times:

Baloji & l'orchestre de la Katuba 10pm
Spoek Mathambo 11.30pm
Ye Ye Fever 9-10pm, 11-11.30pm, 0.30-1am
£15 standing, Festival Standby £10

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