this concert has been rescheduled to wednesday 20 june after the show of 9 june was cancelled due to visa problems.
KING AYISOBA is a number one star in Ghana, with a few big hits and one number one hit over the last five years. His song “I Want to see you my Father” is in the hearts and minds of every Ghanaian. King Ayisoba is part of the new Hip-Life scene and changed the scene with his new approach by using traditional instruments and songs together with the beats, bleeps and bass that make Hip Life so an exciting modern style. King Ayisoba plays the kologo, a two string instrument that originates from the north of Ghana. The sound is melodic and percussive at the same time. It works really well with the jumpy beats and catchy bass lines that come from his sampler. King Ayisoba sings partly in English and partly in his traditional own language, his lyrics are sometimes funny, often actual, very personal and always imaginative. Sometimes the music reminds of Bo Didley with its percussive catchy beat but this is blues of the 21st century and King Ayisoba is driving the cattle.
ZEA / Solo performance from Arnold de Boer (The Ex) deploying guitar and sampler for an almighty bout of crazily high energy songs – urgent lyrics over guitar, roughshod beats and grimy bass lines. Joyfully obstinate, wonderfully bonkers.
DJ GRRRT – outernational eclectic selecter dance to a wall of records that come from all over the world and contain those songs you did not hear before and make you ask yourself why, while dancing on its catchy beats and humming the melody. Traveling has never been so easy. here is his blog: http://jongensvandevlakte.blogspot.com/ and label: http://www.redwig.org/
Warming-up & inbetween sounds by REBEL UP! SEBCAT – unheard and eclectic african sounds, from vintage swing to folky riddims, autotune pop and more. Warmblooded music for waiting at the bar and perhaps a slow swing.
doors open: 20:00
Les Ateliers Claus
Brabantstraat 23A (Passage Rogier)
for more info, check the Les Ateliers Claus website.