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Jagwa Music live + DJ Zhao / Saal-C

jagwamusicurbanspreeTonight, straight from Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Crammed Discs’ Jagwa Music will play live at Urban Spree: Jagwa Music is a crew of 8 youngsters playing intricate grooves at breakneck speed on traditional & makeshift percussion, a keyboard player going wild on a battered vintage Casio, two breathtaking, spectacular dancers & a charismatic lead vocalist/MC, belting out songs about survival in the urban maze, unfaithful lovers & voodoo.

Known as Mchiriku, their music derives from popular dance styles, which underwent a mutation when the band adopted low-cost electronic keyboards and their gritty, distorsion-laden sound. Jagwa Music are not only immensely popular in the poor suburbs of their hometown: their electrifying appearances at European festivals such as Roskilde have created a sensation.

Saal-C and Ngoma Sound’s DJ Zhao will cast their spellbinding african beats before and after the show.

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