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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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Fena Gitu is a 23 year old female singer, song-writer and producer from Nairobi, Kenya. Having grown up in a musical household, Fena developed her passion for music at a tender age. In 2008, she won the “Fete de la Musique” singing competition at Alliance Francaise Nairobi, marking the beginning of a bright music career. Fena’s soulful sounds include hit singles such as "Fenamenal Woman", her chart-topping singles "Africa Massive" and "Dutch" (featuring Kagwe Mungai and Toshi), and is now riding high on her new hit single with Electrique DJs, "Brikicho". She is currently recording her debut album produced by Jaaz Odongo. Fena describes her music as "Urban Soul", fusing a variety of musical genres, from neo-soul to afro-soul, reggae, hip-hop and afro-house, all to create her unique, urban "Fenamenal" sound.

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In September 2013 Fena Gitu partcipated in a special recording phase in Nairobi together with Rob Smith, Okmalumkoolkat and more musicians from Kenya. In addition, Fena took part in another extra Nairobi phase in March 2014 with Afrologic (Lagos), DJ Satelite (Luanda), Tshepang Ramoba (Johannesburg) and fellow Kenyan musicians like Just A Band, Provoke, Wangechi and more.

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