BOMAYÉ SÉNÉGAL SPECIAL w/ MARK ERNESTUS

Fri 28.10 - 19:00 // CLUB NIGHT, FILM, TALK // CLUB
BOMAYÉ SÉNÉGAL SPECIAL w/ MARK ERNESTUS

Sénégal, on Africa’s most Western tip, has bred what many consider the most complex and beautiful percussion style in all of Africa, Sabar drumming. Today it can be found at the roots of the country’s very own dance music, Mbalax. On occasion of the release of his new album with the Ndagga Rhythm Force, legendary producer Mark Ernestus is going to rock the floor with his favourite Mbalax tunes from the Nineties and early Noughties. DJ support comes from DJ Matar and host Florian Sievers. We are going to start the evening with Djibril Diop Mambéty’s avantgarde movie “Toukie Boukie” (Dakar, 1972), and a short panel interview about the current situation (politics and culture) in Sénégal. Plus proper Sénégalese food by Diack West African Catering.
 
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19H — FOOD
 
Sénégalese food by diack catering // More Info
 
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20H — FILM
 
“Toukie Boukie” (1973) by Djibril Diop Mambéty is considered Africa’s first avantgarde movie, a psychedelic rendering of a Bonnie & Clyde story set in Sénégal’s capital, Dakar. Not lacking secenes of heavy Sabar drumming (and slaughtering of animals, beware), it is dealing with very contemporary topics like modernity versus tradition or emigration from Africa to Europe.
 
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21H30 — PANEL
 
Sénégal (from Wolof language for “our canoe”), the politically stable, mostly peaceful and predominantly Muslim country in West Africa, is currently experiencing an economic upswing based on oil, spreading hope and optimism among many of its people. Where do the food, movie and music we are going to experience this evening come from? How is the situation for artists in the capital of Dakar? And how serious are recent Al-Quaida threats against the country to be taken? Sénégalese Mbene Diatta Seck of Ndagga Rhythm Force, Euro-Senegalese and Dakar resident Nathan Fuhr, the Senegal rooted Berlin resident DJ Matar plus Mark Ernestus, who has been recording music in Senegal’s capital for the last five years, discuss the current cultural, social and political situation in the country with host Florian Sievers.
 
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22H30 — CLUB
 
MARK ERNESTUS (ndagga rhythm force / hard wax)
Mark Ernestus is the founder of the legendary Hard Wax record store, which in 1989 laid the foundation for Berlin’s electronic club music scene. He played a key role in establishing the Berlin-Detroit nexus, and started creating music as one half of Basic Channel (aka Maurizio, Rhythm & Sound), with its deep, immeasurably influential hybrid of dub and techno. In 2011, he began collaborating with some of the Sénégal’s top percussionists, musicians and singers resulting in Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force (initially under “Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri”) — releasing on his own Ndagga label. On the occasion of the release of the second album with his works from Dakar, Ernestus will play some of his favourite Mbalax tunes – stringent repetitiveness meets rhythmic complexity.
 

 
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DJ MATAR (yaam)
DJ Matar is the most famous DJ of Berlin’s small but active Sénégalese community. Born in Sénégal, Matar came to Berlin 16 years ago, he started deejaying in Sunugaal Cafè, Bohannon and Lumumba Club. Today he is a resident of Yaam club, dropping styles from Mbalax to Naija Beats, from Dancehall to Ghanaian Azonto.
 

 
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FLORIAN SIEVERS (bomayé)
Rural to urban, drums to data. In the energetic megacities between the Sahara and the Cape of Good Hope, battalions of Afro Rhythm Computers are hammering out new beats. BOMAYÉ! in Berlin’s ACUD club brings you these beats of contemporary urban Africa. Bass music, programmed rhythms, African electronic club music, from Mali to Kenya, from Nigeria to South Africa, from Kuduro and Coupé-Décalé to Balani Show, Bacardi House or Gqom. Traditions get carried on – in digital forms. It’s still the motherland, but forget about your clichés. BOMAYE! is programmed by Florian Sievers.
 

 
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BOMAYÉ SÉNÉGAL SPECIAL w/ MARK ERNESTUS
Friday, 28.10.2016, ACUD club
Doors: 19H
Admission: 7€
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