Entry by invitation
21 Jun 2013 - 0:00 – 22 Jun 2013 - 4:00
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Garage
Right after the opening of both "Present Tense" and "9th Edition of the amako Photography Encounters" exhibitions there will be a Ball at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Garage, with DJ Rui Miguel Abreu warm up, followed by the Analog Africa Soundsystem (with Samy Ben Redjeb and Pedo Knopp).
DJ RUI MIGUEL ABREU (Portugal)
Journalist (Blitz magazine, Arte Capital and Jazz.pt) and a radio host (Antena 3 and RDP África). Much of his attention given to music over the years has fallen on the so called black music, having covered extensively trends like hip hop, souls and funk. In 2009, he started the program África Elétrica in RDP África, a two-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to Africa´s most electric production, from the 60’s to the present. Alongside that, Rui Miguel Abreu expanded his role as a musical promoter to the DJs booth, having already performed several times throughout the country. In 2010, he took the music he usually presents in his program, África Elétrica, do the Sines World Music Festival. All these activities are shown in his blog 33-45.org, where he writes about several music genres.
ANALOG AFRICA SOUNDSYSTEM (Germany, Tunisia, Croatia)
In 2001 the Tunisian German record collector Samy Ben Redjeb started Analog Africa with a compilation by the Green Arrows. The Analog Africa Soundsystem was born out of a meeting with Pedo Knopp, well-known on Frankfurt’s scene as a DJ and promoter of music events. In 2005 the two started the quarterly afro music jamboree 'Africa Delay' to present the manifoldness besides the stereotypes of African music. With intoxicating grooves from Africa, the Carribean and Latin-America the party became a huge success, showcasing top notch acts such as Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, Ebo Taylor and Nickodemus. After a few invitations from abroad the duo decided to beat the drum for their music discoveries worldwide. So far they’ve played festivals in Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Krakow, Luanda and many other places while sharing the stage with acts like Seun Kuti, Staff Benda Bilili, Conjunto Angola 70 and many more.