Preview: Africa Now @ OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni (Turin, Italy; Saturday 22nd September to Thursday 18th October 2018)

OGR Africa Now

The second most important city in Northern Italy, Turin is a place of hidden gems. One of them is a once-abandoned 18th-century railway repair building turned into a cultural hub: OGR (Officine Grandi Riparazioni). In less than a year, the majestic industrial building has become a central location of the city’s nightlife.

As the fall approaches, OGR brings the sound of warmer lands to heat up the body and the soul. Africa Now is a brand new music festival that presents the best of contemporary African music over three shows not to be missed.

The festival will kick off on September 22nd with the blessings of two music living legends; afrobeat master Tony Allen and techno icon Jeff Mills will join forces on stage to present their upcoming album Tomorrow Come The Harvest.

The groovy beats of the Lagos-born drummer will meet up with Mills’ composing genius in a unique show that will please the listeners and the dancers.

On October 6th, it will be the turn of the soothing voices of award-winning Malian duo Amadou & Mariam, performing their only Italian date at OGR. Last but not least, on the 16th October, the desert blues of Bombino‘s guitar will bring a soft Saharan breeze to the northern industrial city.

Three important shows in a breath-taking location: there are just no excuses not to be there.

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