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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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Chop, dice, slice a medley of afrobeat; classical & hip-hop, then stir fry over a zealous flame, et VOILA! Planet Lindela. They are a three piece course of Refugee-Jazz served with an accompaniment of Salsa infused Funk. The soul of this one of a kind sound, perches rebelliously at the fingertips of one Bradley Mngomezulu Maponya & his charismatic Double Bass, while Tebogo Mokoena breathes life into the body of the music; as he fluently switches between soprano, alto & tenor saxaphones. The heartbeat of it all is born in the unquantifiable space between the palm of Gontse Makhene’s hands & his disciples of drums. This Soweto born, bred & based band, have a steadily growing following of loyal fans who likely came to witness this trio in action at an array of events in Johannesburg and beyond.

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Planet Lindela & TEN CITIES
Planet Lindela participated in the third TEN CITIES episode of musical collaboration which took the renowned Ukraine producers Vakula and Dubmasta from Kiev to Johannesburg in February 2013. Further participants from Johannesburg were Dirty Paraffin, Moonchild and Tito Pulling Strings among others. The exchange for Johannesburg was curated by South African artist and self taught musician João Orecchia and Berlin based DJ Hannes Teichmann who facilitated the production phase.

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