Fruit Palace presents:
Deep Afrofuturist grooves, electronics, fierce energy and fire of ONIPA! Founded by KOG (KOG & the Zongo Brigade) and Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist). Alongside high-energy urban Afro funk outfit KASAI MASAI and the up-tempo reggae, soul, Latin and jazzy grooves of ANDY V Ft. BERISE - accompanying artist to Dub FX and Shanti Powa’s frontman.
With MANGO PARK mixing global carnival vibes, old and new, guaranteed to make you move. Alongside FRUIT PALACE DJs warming up the dance with feel-good reggae, Afrobeat, Latin and bass keeping the place grooving all night.
Meaning human in Akan, the ancient language of the Ashanti people of Ghana. It’s a message of connection through collaboration: from Ghana to London, our ancestors to our children, ONIPA brings energy, groove, electronics, afrofuturism, dance and fire!
Born out of deep collaboration between long time friends KOG (Kweku of Ghana, frontman and percussionist of KOG and the Zongo Brigade) and Tom Excell (guitarist and producer of Nubiyan Twist), the 4 piece live show features KOG on vocals, balafon and percussion, Tom Excell on guitar, percussion and electronics, Dwayne Kilvington (Wonky Logic) on synths and MPC and Finn Booth (Nubiyan Twist) on drums. Think Konono no.1 meets Shangaan Electro, Songhoy Blues and Débruit…
Having played their first show to 5000 people in Australia to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, tearing the roof off The Great Escape for their second, they’ve gone on to ignite the main dance stage (Kamikaze) at Shambala and The Jazz Café. Don’t miss them giving Hootananny the same treatment.
Their sonically diverse debut EP ‘Open My Eyes’, already receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1 and BBC6 Music and support from XLR8R, DJ Mag, Clash and RA, is a collaboration between forward-thinking Afro electronic labels Wormfood and Mawimbi (Paris).
First class exponents of soukous dance music from the Congo Basin KASAI MASAI consist of guitar, saxophone, bass, djembe and drums. The 5 piece fuse their own fast-paced style of soukous and rumba with Congolese folkloric traditions creating an infectious brand of dance music with a distinctive urban edge. With lyrics, written in Swahili, Lingala and Kimongo KASAI MASAI portray the cultural diversity of Congo where over four hundred languages are spoken.
An established international band KASAI MASAI have performed at festivals including Womad (UK), Rainforest World Music Festival (Malaysia), Oman World Music Festival and World Music Festival LX'09 (Portugal) to name a few.
►ANDY V Ft. BERISE (SHANTI POWA)◄
ANDY V has become known as an accompanying artist to Dub FX and now more recently as a solo act in his own right. With his multi-instrumental skills and looping abilities, Andy takes listeners on a journey through jazz, reggae, dub, Latin, drum and bass and soul. Every performance is live and unique thanks to his ability to sample his saxophone, keyboard and vocals.
Armed with his debut EP ‘The Offering', co-produced by Dub FX, Andy left his home in Melbourne in the Spring of 2017. Since then he's been constantly touring Europe and the UK performing on both streets and stages, following in the footsteps of his mentors Mr Woodnote, Dub FX, Eva Lazarus, Lil Rhys and Snareophobe.
For this particular tour Andy’s show features BERISE – frontman and founder of Italian band Shanti Powa. BERISE has been active since 2010 playing over 300 shows around Europe with his band and as an MC for Botheration HiFi, Jacky Murda (Chopstick Dubplate) and many others. He’s released 3 albums with Shanti Powa, an EP with producer Marcin Nes and several singles including ‘Brainwash Radio’ with Wicked and Bonny. Come get down to these two representing the very best of Australian and Italian vibes combined!
London native with a nomadic soul, MANGO PARK sets span continents and genres, representing both the multi-cultural metropolis he grew up in and the various other parts of the world he has visited or called home. Having spent much of the last 3 years in Brazil, he has several bags brimming with Brazilian bangers. Alongside the baile funk, arrocha and Bahia bass you can also expect dembow, kuduro, dancehall, soca, gqom, dabke, UK bass and afrobeats.
He’s shared stages with the likes of Débruit, Tinariwen, Cuban Brothers, The Busy Twist, Fatima, Dele Sosimi, Alex Nut, Romare and Afriquoi. His forward-thinking and crowd-rocking sets are sure to keep you guessing and guaranteed to make you move.
►FRUIT PALACE DJs◄
Starting out in the north east and playing as far afield as Hong Kong FP founder and DJ Adam Darell play feel-good reggae, afrobeat, Latin, bass and everything in between. They’ve shared stages with the likes of MC Xander, KOG & The Zongo Brigade, Eva Lazarus, Mr Woodnote & Lil Rhys, Dizraeli & DownLow, Cian Finn and The Hempolics. Adept at warming up the dance these two keep the place grooving all night.
Free before 10pm, £5 after.
Entry only w/valid ID. Please note Hootananny is a 21 and over venue.
✪ Venue Details:
Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Rd, Greater London, SW2 1DF |
+44 (0) 20 7737 7273
✪ Best Pub in Brixton - Time Out Love London Awards 2014
✪ "Best night out South of the River" - Time Out
"Fruit Palace is a dope, colourful explosion of a night with only good vibes and lush people." - Dizraeli
"Wherever it takes place, you know Fruit Palace will be a night full of heart, soul and top musical selection!" - Babilondon
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