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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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Bill Odidi is a Chief Radio Producer with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) in Nairobi. He was trained as a journalist in India, Egypt and Kenya and has over 10 years experience in radio, television and print media. His main interests are News, Current Affairs, Sports, Art and Culture. In 2006, Bill was the winner of the Radio for Peace building, Africa (RPFA) “Radio Talk show for Peace building” Award for The Breakfast Show on KBC Radio. He currently serves on the interim committee of Music in Africa, an internet based platform for music information.

Bill Odidi & TEN CITIES
Bill Odidi is participating in the TEN CITIES research part. Therefore she works together with Joyce Nyairo to write down the history of club music in Nairobi and the history of the public spheres that have been formed around club music for the last 50 years. In April 2013 she took part in the TEN CITIES writers conference in Nairobi.

Sabine Bretz