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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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Silvia Gioiello is a filmmaker and cultural manager. She spent the last 5 years splitting her life between Napoli and Nairobi. She currently works at Cultural Video Foundation, a media organization with head office in Nairobi (Kenya) and regional offices in Milan (Italy), Naples (Italy), Santiago (Chile) and Tokyo (Japan). Furthermore Silvia is involved in the community based organization Urban Mirror, a project about art and public space in Kenya.
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