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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...

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Bio
Gboyega Oyedele aka Eddie Gee is one of Nigeria’s most rounded music/broadcast industry personalities. He is an alumni of Loughborough University U.K, where he did campus radio, and club deejaying in his spare time. He has been an in-house producer at the Lagos-based Jazzhole label, presented diverse music shows on various radio stations, including The Sunday Cruise (A Journey Into The Beats Of Afro, And The Soul Of Global Grooves), currently airing on Classic Fm 97.3, Lagos, and also coordinates Back 2 Da Future (Of Dance), a weekly Alternative Club event at various venues in Lagos, inspired by TEN CITIES. Gboyega runs a recording facility in Lagos and is also frontman for the electro-Afro group Afrologic.

Selected Discography
Keziah Jones – Ile Labo Simi (Afrologic Remix) (Jazzhole Records / 2004)
Afrologic feat. Keziah Jones - Awo Dudu (The Skin I’m In) (Blue Pie Digital / 2007)
Afrologic - Back 2 Da Future Of Dance 1.0 (Blue Pie Digital / 2007)
Afrologic feat. Tony Allen - Find A Way (Blue Pie Digital / 2008)
Afrologic - War (Still Suffering And Smiling) Aka The ‘WAR’ Album (Blue Pie Digital / 2008)
Fela Kuti – Viva Afrika (Afrologic Remix) (Felabration / 2010)

Links
Afrologic on Facebook
Afrologic on Soundcloud

Gboyega Oyedele & TEN CITIES
Gboyega Oyedele participated in the second TEN CITIES episode of musical collaboration, which took the renowned British DJs/producers Pinch and Rob Smith from Bristol to Lagos in January 2013. Further participants from Lagos were Wura Samba, Temi Oyedele, Salam Salam Agidigbo Band, Jah Device and an extended circle of musicians from Nigeria. The Lagos phase was curated and facilitated by Nigerian electro-Afro group Afrologic together with Berlin based DJ and Jahcoozi front woman Mother Perera.





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Sabine Bretz
2013-08-27