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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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© Bill Sellanga

Bill Sellanga, popularly known as 'Blinky Bill' is a producer, singer, songwriter and DJ and part of Kenyan art/music collective Just A Band. He has been a musician for the past ten years and in that time taught himself how to play a couple of different instruments from guitars to harmonicas to being adept at working with electronic music. Together with the members of Just A Band, they have created most creative music and art unit to come out of East Africa in a long time and been credited with coming up with Kenya's first viral sensation with the video to their song "Ha-He". They have also played at some of the most prestigious festivals in the World namely SXSW, Summerstage in NYC, Moers Jazz Festival in Germany and many more. As a producer, he has now embarked on working on projects with some new upcoming talent, the results which should be out later this year.

Selected Discography
Just A Band - Scratch To Reveal (Rauka Music / 2008)
Just A Band - 82 (2009)
Various Artists - BLNRB (Out Here / 2011)
Just A Band - Sorry For The Delay (2012)

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Bill Sellanga & TEN CITIES
Bill Sellanga is part of the central curatorial group, which is responsible for the final selction of all participating musicians and producers. He also facilitated the music production phases in Nairobi together with the Oren Gerlitz.

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