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Shangaan Electro

Shangaan Electro

South Africa

3 Jul 2011 - 19:00

Open-Air Amphitheatre

Admission 10 €

Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music from South Africa (Honest Jon's) was one of the most important records of 2010, amounting to a compilation of some of greatest hits from the world of Shangaan music. Shangaan music comes from the city of Malamulele, in the province of Limpopo (the northernmost region of South Africa, which forms a border with Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique).

It is characterised by the great velocity of its beats, leading to a dance that is both highly electric and great fun. Shangaan music is positioned at the intersection of tradition and an Africa that has become caught up in home-made digital technology, which can be found in the cinematic productions of Nollywood, in the Luanda of Kuduro music or in the Africa of money transfers made by mobile phone. So that nobody has to stop dancing and to make sure that the party atmosphere is complete, there will also be a dance workshop before the concert given by the dancers of the collective that will be in Lisbon.