July 21, 2018

World Music Day: French, Nigerian artistes to light up Afrika Shrine

World Music Day: French, Nigerian artistes to light up Afrika Shrine

To celebrate World Music Day, which originated in France in 1981, Institut français of Nigeria, Alliance française of Lagos and the Label VOLUME are staging a unique concert in Lagos on Saturday, June 23 at the New Afrika Shrine.

A statement from the organisers Wednesday said that in the spirit of World Music Day, everyone is invited to the free concert which starts at 8pm and is headlined by French and Nigerian artistes.

Some of the artistes include: Aleqs Notal, Skata Vibration, Salah Gaoua and PoBoy.

Based in Paris, France, Aleqs Notal is a French DJ and producer. Born in the 1980s in the Paris suburbs, this huge underground music enthusiast, originally coming from the Hip-Hop and scratch scene, is well accustomed to the big stages and could already be found behind the decks in the mid-2000’s.

The variety of formats through which that he flawlessly conveys music is dominated by a predilection for vinyl records, which he has been collecting since a very young age. Alexis belongs to a generation of artistes building on over a decade of experience in their field.

Skata Vibration is an underground alternative afro psychedelic rock band from Lagos (Nigeria) composed of a root bassist (Laughter Oluwatosin), along with a conceptual drummer (Adey Omotade), hypnotic loop guitarist (Jad Moukarim), and an eclectic Hausa vocalist (Stiques). ​E​ach bringing to their musical harmony a unique sense of sound, soul and superstitious colour.

The French North African (Algeria) artiste, Salah Gaoua, is a singer, lyricist, music arranger and comedian who is recreating himself from his various encounters.

The event in partnership with the New Afrika Shrine, RedBull, Wazobia and Konbini

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