AHMEDOU AHMED LOWLA (MR) + Sahel Sounds DJ Set + REBEL UP! DJ's & GUESTS

Monday, 6 May

AHMEDOU AHMED LOWLA (MR) + Sahel Sounds DJ Set + REBEL UP! DJ's & GUESTS

Short url: 

https://squ.at/r/71he

★ Ahmedou Ahmed lowla ★ Rebel Up! Soundclash ★ Sahel Sounds ★

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Ahmedou Ahmed lowla (Sahel Sounds, Nouakchott) |  Rebel Up! Soundclash DJ's | Sahel Sounds DJ set with Christopher Kirkley.

Synth freakout from the Sahara, Mauritanian WZN (literally “instrumental music”) has emerged as pop music, blaring out of taxi cabs and cassette shops throughout the country. Ahmed Lowla is one of the country's biggest stars. Performing in lavish weddings of Nouakchott with a troupe of percussionists, Ahmed's signature style is dynamic and ambitious, shredding over the keys with flourishes (like playing with his elbows and head!). Hypnotic and tranced out, Ahmed Lowla transports Mauritanian classical music into technological futures, like a drug-free baroque rave under the open air of the Sahara.

listen to the split album Top WZN from 2017 here - a full album of Ahmedou's music will be released by Sahel Sounds in time of the tour: https://topwzn.bandcamp.com/album/top-wzn

Check out Ahmed shredding the keyboard on these breath-taking live videos:

https://youtu.be/oQArx9GPn0g

https://youtu.be/Wn4y3-dgVU4

Date & Time: 

Monday, 6 May, 2019 (All day)

Topics: 

  • music
OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
1075 XL Amsterdam
Netherlands

Squat: 

Former squat, now legalised

OCCII has a long history of existing as a self-sustainable and autonomous independent venue. OCCII not only provides a stage for underground and radical music acts – it is also run almost entirely by volunteers. Every OCCII volunteer helps the venue in one way or another.

categories: 

  • bar/cafe / children's activity / course/workshop / exhibition / film / food / meeting / music/concert / party / work space/diy

opening times: 

Everyday, time depending on programme