FROM AFROBEAT TO REGGAE, FROM ACID JAZZ TO DUB OPEN THE GATE cultural organization brings you a night of ground-breaking AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN grooves with two international headlining acts meeting on stage as climax of this regular series of musical exploration.
Live on stage :
BUKKY LEO & BLACK EGYPT
AFROBEAT / ACID JAZZ
Growing up in Lagos Nigeria, BUKKY LEO was spotted practising his first saxophone by the original afro-beat drummer Tony Allen. He went on to play with the great Fela Kuti. After sometime, he decided to follow his own journey with his distinct style of jazz and afro-beat and soon became one of the forerunners in the Acid Jazz scene. His band 'Black Egypt' has emerged as one of the most important Afrobeat groups outside of Nigeria.
- meets -
DENNIS BOVELL BAND
REGGAE / DUB
DENNIS BOVELL has earned himself the reputation of being Britain's reggae maestro, from pioneering early developments in the genre over 20 years ago to producing classic hits. He is renowned as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (playing guitar, bass and keyboards), sound engineer, composer, band leader and producer and continues to lead the UK scene with innovative and adventurous music.
- upstairs -
GHETTO LOUNGE with DJ KOICHI SAKAI
- hosted by OPEN THE GATE SOUND : Fenomeno Show & Samurai -
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