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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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© Duro Ikujenyo

Duro Ikujenyo is a musical troubador, ever roaming in search of sounds, their history and their meaning. He is a keyboardist and leader of the band Age of Aquarius. In 1978 he joined Fela Kuti’s band Egypt 80 as a pianist and was to play with Fela on many international tours and more than a dozen albums.

Selected Discography
Fela Kuti & Egypt 80 - I.T.T. (Barclay Records / 1980)
Various Artists - Ede Gidi (Jazzhole Records / 1998)
Various Artists – MTN Play'n'Go (MTN / 2003)
Duro Ikenjenyo - Ase (Jazzhole Records / 2009)

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Duro Ikujenyo & TEN CITIES
Duro Ikujenyo 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 Gboyega Oyedele, Wura Samba, Temi Oyedele, 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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