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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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Partly based in Lagos, Jah Device is an accomplished songwriter with a distinct voice who has a profound knowledge of many musical instruments but plays the Guitar, Conga and percussion toys. In the last years he has risen to become musically and lyrically acclaimed as one of the best Reggae musicians to rise from North of the Niger River. The spread of his fast growing fans extends beyond the shores of Nigeria. He is also a self-producing artiste who has produced for A-list Nigerian artistes such as Jeremiah Gyang, Jesse Jagz & M.I. Jah Device released an ep, “A Lover With A Song” to critical acclaim in 2011.

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Jah Device 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 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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