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Innercity Griot - A Design of the Diaspora

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Africa has, arguably, played the biggest part in music’s evolution. Had the African diaspora not existed, who knows whether the genres that have revolutionised and era defined would be blasting through our speakers today.

Inspired by the innovation and aspirational movement of British music over the past year, we take a closer look at this emergence and the fusion of genres that map our current musical landscape; microscoping on their African influence - whether they are fully aware or not.

Mostly this is a celebration... Just as Fela Kuti hosted The Shrine - we will open our doors to those who rejoice and celebrate Africa’s culture, music and artistry; and of course its global influence. We have chosen to host what will become an historic event, in an historic venue - The Jazz Cafe. Camden has and will most probably always be one of the most diverse and multicultural towns in the world. It’s fusion of cultures has also led it to be one of the most profoundly creative areas too, offering live music venues and spaces for creativity to be nurtured and evolve. Not to mention Jazz being one of the most commonly known genres influenced by the African Diaspora.

808ink Music
www.808inkmusic.com/

808INK is a musical duo straight from the South East of Lundun. Consisting of 808Charmer & Mumblez Black Ink
the producer / rapper collective merge together to create a sonic experience yet to be recreated. With 808 Charmer controlling production whilst gracing tracks with both raps and vocals, Mumblez primarily fronts this duo with raw and experimental rap techniques bringing a very organic vibe. 808INK are not to be solely boxed into the Hip-Hop genre, as the level of influence within their musicality cannot be denied.

Afronaut Zu
https://twitter.com/AfronautZu

London based vocalist Afronaut Zu has been prolific within the British music scene, lending his
vocal talents to a number of projects such as HiDef, Damien Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, and
with neo-soul sensation KWABS. Following his successful world tour with deep house DJ Damien
Lazarus, Zu has been hard at work crafting his debut EP PROJECT ZU’, which is already looking to be one
of the most eclectic and soulful releases of this year.

Cisee Djamba

Cisse Djamba are a collective of hand picked musicans from the UK African Music scene lead
by master percussionist Khalifa Conte performing music from their first Album Dakar 2 London. Dakar
2 London is 10-track album of Contemporary and Traditional West African Percussion composed by
Khalifa Conte and produced by Everyone’s Climbing Tree Musical Director Skanda Sabbagh. More than a
band/organisation this is a global conversation and a cross-cultural friendship overcoming borders and
disadvantage to prove what levels can be achieved with raw rhythm and determination.


SILVASTONE

http://www.silvastonemusic.com/

A super-talented London-based artist/producer whose unique sound is a creative hybrid of influences from his West African and UK up-bringing.

He's hit the stage at major festivals across the UK and worldwide including Glastonbury Festival, Oxjam, Liverpool International Music Festival, SXSW (Austin, Texas), A3C (Atlanta), Shoko Festivals (Zimbabwe), DanceAfrique (Wembley Arena) etc. AND has collaborated/produced with some of the UK's hottest acts (Rita Ora, Sneakbo, Dan Croll, Moelogo, etc), the cream of artists from across Africa and the Caribbean (Damian Marley, D’banj, Davido, Yemi Alade, Sarkodie, Chaka Demus & Pliers, etc)

INTALEKT

Needs no introduction, he who knows music knows him. He's the producer, singer, rapper, poet and amongst many other things DJ! He'll be kickin goff the night taking it back, with a little highlife and jazz

DJ EDU

He's the African Music Ambassador
He's the AfroBoss
How could we not invite him to play us into the early hours for the Innercity Griot After Party!!!
He's the host of DestiNation Africa on BBC Radio 1Xtra and is taking us all the way on the 6th of July!

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