11 June 2017
The stage of African Village offers an intracontinental journey with the music from Madagascar, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal and Cameroon with the new additions to the line-up of our most African space. Artists, who will play a transversal role at the festival, by participating in activities in the festival’s different areas.
This is precisely the case with the musician from Madagascar Kilema. An authentic magache cultural ambassador, who presents its cultural wealth not only on stage but also with workshops for children that he himself has designed and will share in the Ubuntu space and Magicomundo on August 12 and 13, respectively. With over 20 years of experience and three albums, we will have the opportunity to listen to him on the first day of the festival.
From Guinea Bissau we have Mû Mbana, singer, musician, poet, composer and 2 “eternal apprentice”, in his own words. He will present us with his new album, Iñén, on August 16 and that same day he will give a workshop of African song in the Ubuntu space and on the 17th in Pachamama.
The new round of confirmations is completed by the project Ashanti: Afrobeat vs Dancehall from Barcelona, a party with African music at its core that will be powered by Dj Day B, Dj Baba Sy and Dj Vera G. Moum
Day B is an Afro-Spanish DJ (Nigeria-Spain) that presents his roots in his sets: a fusion of sounds from the whole continent and its diaspora, from Afrobeat to dancehall -African and Panamanian- and African house among other genres. DJ Baba Sy, from Senegal based in Barcelona, with his eclectic sets mixes beats form his homeland with more contemporary styles from his current place of residence, everything from Afro electro and reggae to dancehall. Vera G. Moumie is an Afro-Spanish (Cameroon-Spain), also residing in Barcelona, that mixes all kinds of beats such as makossa, sokous, Congolese rumba and even Angolan kuduro.