Dur Dur Band of Somalia X Parasang Collective

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Dur Dur Band are a live Somalian funk, disco and soul band from the Mogadishu 80s disco scene. Reformed in London in recent years, the band is back in full flow and not to be missed. Check recent releases on cult labels Awesome Tapes from Africa and Analog Africa.

Parasang is a night of improvised electronic dance music led by Iranian sound artist, Pouya Ehsaei on Modular synth (Ariwo / Entr'acte / Zabte Sote) and curated by himself and Manana//Cuba founder, Harry Follett. Each show is a one-off collaboration drawing key musicians from varied musical scenes. Stay tuned for guest announcements in the coming days.

Some of the past guests at Parasang include Ethiopian krar player Temesgen Zeleke, Afro-Cuban percussionists Hammadi Valdes, Randy Lester and Oreste Noda, Moroccan lute player Boujemaa Bouboul, Wonky Logic, jazz pianist Sarah Tandy, Shane Forbes, trumpeter Kevin Davy, James Mollison from Ezra Collective, Tim Doyle (Maisha/Cykada), dancehall/reggae drummer Marley Drummond, bassist Andrew Mclean, Aleh Ferreira (Banda Black Rio), Marcos Santana (Timbalada), Grim Artist 'Trim', electronic producer Henry Keen (Soundspecies/Electric Jalaba), Idris Rahman (Soothsayers), Maurizio Ravalico (Dele Sosimi/JK), Italian experimental vocalist, Maddelena Ghezzi, Bulgarian legend 'Morski' and Senegalese musicians Kadialy Kouyate & Ndene Ndialy.

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