Preview: Streams from Africa (Online; Monday 24th May to Friday 28th May 2021)

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Let’s touch every species of wood, but it looks and sounds like we are almost out of these mad times. “Out” in every sense, because we are also starting to enjoy live music physically standing in front of or under a stage once again.

Still, some online events are doing their best to give us fresh reasons to linger a few more days at home. 

One of them is the upcoming Streams from Africa, a 7-show “free entry” online series organised by Serious, which is fully focused on African music from across the continent and genre spectrum.

It will all start on Monday 24th of May, with the rising star of Cape Verdean music, Elida Almeida, her intense voice, passionate interpretations and elegant fusion of contemporary and traditional styles like afro-pop, funaná and coladeira.

The following day, Tuesday 25th of May, Streams from Africa goes fully urban with South African rapper Yugen Blakrok. The Johannesburg-based musician has her very own original and unequivocal way to narrate South African present-day and society.

Johannesburg is also the current residence of Thandi Ntuli. She will present her refined music inspired by her own roots as well as jazz on Wednesday 26th at 8PM.

While at 9PM, The Brother Moves On will go far and beyond the South African jazz borders with their experimental, psychedelic and forward-looking sound.

On Thursday the 27th we will move to Angola to experience konono soul, the innovative take on traditional music, introduced by A’mosi Just a Label.

Finally, Friday the 28th, we will offer music from the Continent’s geographical extremes with performances by South African up-and-coming kwaai diva Umlilo and MC & multi-instrumentalist Laliboi, followed by Tunisian experimental electro-producer Azu Tiwaline side-by-side with sound artist Cinna Peyghamy.

We know you simply can’t wait to go out to join and enjoy live shows once again. However, thanks to Streams of Africa, you will probably change your mind at least for one more week…

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