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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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Temi is s singer/songwriter based in Lagos, who also teaches guitar/piano to kids. She is heavily influenced by classic Jazz/Latin vocalists, such as Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Tania Maria, and Susana Baca. Temi has contributed lead vocals on Afrologic (Afro Night, Celestial Blues), and Age Of Aquarius (Oyeku, Oriki Olorun).

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Temi Oyedele & TEN CITIES
Temi Oyedele 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, Salam Salam Agidigbo Band, 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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