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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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Just A Band is a collective of four artists who have been working together for around eight years now dabbling in music and visual artistry. In addition to writing, recording and engineering their music, the band creates their own music videos, packaging and promotional items and establishing a strong web and blog presence. They are strongly credited with injecting freshness to the music scene and being bold enough to experiment with sounds that were hitherto unheard of in the local music scene. Their albums “scratch to reveal” (2008), “82” (2009) as well as their latest one “Sorry For The Delay” (2012) got each rave reviews. As a result, the band was subsequently featured on CNN, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

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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Just A Band & TEN CITIES
Just A Band participated in the fourth TEN CITIES episode of musical collaboration, which took the renowned Portugese producers Batida and Octa Push from Lisbon to Nairobi in April 2013. Further participants from Nairobi were Camp Mulla, Octopizzo, DJ Raph, Alai K and an extended circle of musicians from Kenya. The Kenya phase was curated and facilitated by Just A Band's Bill Sellanga together with Berlin based musician Oren Gerlitz (Jahcoozi). In addition, Just A Band took part in an extra Nairobi phase in March 2014 with Afrologic (Lagos), DJ Satelite (Luanda), Tshepang Ramoba (Johannesburg) and fellow Kenyan musicians like Provoke, Wangechi, Fena Gitu and more.

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