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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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© Daniel Mburu Muhuni

Bio
Mjingoma, the stage name of Daniel Mburu Muhuni, is a professional drummer & percussionist and instructor. With a career officially kicking off in 2000 as a technician and loader for the “Africa Sunset Band”, his interest got him the perfect opportunity to learn how to work the drum kit. He resumed his research on cultures in January to April 2009, studying the Duruma music, drumming and songs in the Mijikenda Arts & Resource Center in Malindi. He is currently playing and teaching percussion instruments at the Kenya National Theaters with the RADI Cultural Group.

Selected Discography:
Various Artists - BLNRB (Out Here / 2011)
Various Artists - Mukunguni (Honest Jons / 2013)

Links:
Mjingoma (Official Website)

Mjingoma & TEN CITIES
Mjingoma participated in the fourth TEN CITIES episode of musical collaboration, which took the renowned Portugese producers Batida and Octa Push from Lisbon to Nairobi in April 2013. Further participants from Nairobi were Just A Band, Camp Mulla, Octopizzo, DJ Raph and an extended circle of musicians from Kenya. The Kenya phase was curated and facilitated by Just A Band's Bill Sellanga together with Berlin based musician Oren Gerlitz (Jahcoozi). Furthermore, in September 2013 Mjingoma partcipated in a special recording phase in Nairobi together with Rob Smith, Okmalumkoolkat and more musicians from Kenya.
Sabine Bretz
2013-10-07