MUTANT 3

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From Luanda to New Jersey, from Johannesburg to London, from Kingston to Berlin: indigenous drums and high tech sound fuse in the club. Ancestral beats and diasporic voices thrive on inner city streets. Meta-rhythms and mega-bass erasing borders, connecting dots, and making your booty work overtime.
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NGOMA SOUND SYSTEM (Ngoma Sound // Berlin)

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A hybrid musical entity made of dj and live instrumentation consisting of 2, 3, 4, or 5 members, fusing ancestral rhythms, acoustic textures, and urban bass pressure. Drawing from both the wealth of African sonic traditions as well as up-to-the-minute street sounds worldwide, NGOMA Soundsystem exists in the tension between electronic composition and live improvisation.
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To warm up the night, we have a very special light/dance/music live performance by a very cool artist, starting at 10pm sharp: SILVER

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INFINITE LIVEZ (Ninja Tune / Exotic Pylon // London / Berlin)

Is a former FKO Raw freestyle battle champ. Released his first album (Bushmeat) in 2004 on Big Dada records, second album in 2007 as a collaborative project with the Swiss electro jazz outfit Stade (Art Brut Fe De Yoot). Has worked with producers such as Blufoot, M3 and Part 2. Puts out his own improvised noise CDs. Has reoccurring dreams of the end of the world.
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MARCEL (TropicFusion // Berlin)

Diligently studying the art of percussion in many African and Afro-diasporic traditions such as Brazillian, Latin, and Middle Eastern since an early age, Germany born Marcel has over the years combined various bodies of knowledge into a dexterous and multi-faceted live drumming style rich with invention and nuance. Guided by a passion for and knowledge of both Afro-Caribbean and Electronic music history, Marcel is the resident percussionist of NGOMA Soundsystem.

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DJ ZHAO (Ngoma // Beijing / Los Angeles)

An amateur musicologist and professional booty shaker, Dj Zhao brings a poly-cultural understanding of rhythm to his deeply percussive sets. Wildly disparate timess, place, and styles are often connected by an artful sense of composition and mixing technique. Revealing the ancient rhythm roots of the latest and sickest electronic and bass sounds, as well as showcasing the sweetest and heaviest dance music from all over the globe, Dj Zhao creates unique and exhilarating dance floor experiences at once mind expanding and dance-floor exploding.
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FUTURISMO (Futurisms / Cheap Acid // Berlin)

A dimension-hopping traveler, circumventing cosmic turbunlances, collecting audio frequencies and rhythms funky on an intergalactic scale. Futurismo is a DJ, in every sense of the word, bringing things along the mutant techno, juke-jungle, UK Bass and acid lines, scornfully jumping across genre borders.

Ngoma over Dresden

Dresden

Looking forward to jam in this historical Dresden museum tonight!

NGOMA Sound System feat:
Carmel Zoum – MC
Philip Marcel – Percussion
Dj Zhao – Dj

Südafrika kommt nach Dresden – und wir begrüßen die extravagante Kunstausstellung mit Tanz und Kunst bis tief in die Nacht! Die Sonderausstellung in der Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau „My Joburg“, die gerade mit großem Erfolg in der Pariser Stiftung La Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert präsentiert wurde, zeigt die äußerst
produktive Kunstszene in Johannesburg (Laufzeit: 26. Oktober 2013 bis 5. Januar 2014). Die JUNGEN FREUNDE der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen feiern diese spannende Ausstellung am Vorabend des Buß- und Bettages mit der Party LIPSIUS VIBES. Bis Mitternacht sind Live-Speaker in der Ausstellung, die mit Euch über „My Joburg“ ins Gespräch kommen wollen, dazu versprechen DJ und Liveact eine aufregende Nacht.

Anlässlich zu LIPSIUS VIBES erklingt im Untergeschoss der Sound der afrikanischen Musikszene, zu dem getanzt werden darf: Kwaito, Kuduro, Soukous. Dazu haben wir das NGOMA SOUNDSYSTEM eingeladen, eine musikalische Einheit, bestehend aus DJ,
Live Instrumenten und Vocals – mal zu zweit, zu dritt oder zu fünft. NGOMA SOUNDSYSTEM spielen traditionell afrikanische-weltliche Rhythmen, urbane Bassklänge und hypnotisch elektrische Töne. Der passende Sound zur Ausstellung, auf den man sich freuen kann.

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Sonic Liberation Front

Made this for ultra cool international / art / architecture / concept / urbanism / fashion / music / design organization Platoon: United rhythms towards a borderless future: African House and European Acid, Hungarian Folk and Korean Pop, Cumbia Electro and Arabic Techno, Avant Jazz and Street Bass – international beats for dance floors and head space – against prejudice and xenophobia.  DOWNLOAD:  mediafire

NGOMA Soundsystem Vol. 1

A hybrid musical entity made of dj and live instrumentation consisting of 2, 3, 4, or 5 members, NGOMA Soundsystem fuses Ancestral Rhythms, Acoustic Textures, and Urban Bass Pressure.  Drawing from both the wealth of sonic traditions from Africa and beyond as well as up-to-the-minute street sounds worldwide, NGOMA Soundsystem exists in the tension between electronic composition and live improvisation, creating unique “Ancient-Futurist” musical experiences for both concert hall and club, often at once mind expanding and dance-floor smashing.

this recording is a 1 hour studio edit of the 3 hour live performance at Fusion Festival:

Dj Zhao: Edits, Mixing and Selection (Berlin)
Werner Puntigam: Trombones (recorded in Linz, Austria)
Marcel: Percussion (recorded in Berlin)

 


NGOMAsound Friday, 27. Jan

AFRO-TECH // KUDURO // ZULU-HOUSE // UKFUNKY // CUMBIA-BASS

NGOMAsound celebrates Afro and Afro-Diasporic rhythm cultures in the 21st Century. Timeless musical traditions and urban tech-bass fuse into one, acoustic and electronic sounds collide, NGOMA is the sound of tomorrow.

this time we bring you one of the world’s fastest rappers (according to Guiness World Records) from Angola on the mic, top heavyweight selectas from all over, and of course the badass drummer Marcel on live percussion. it will be a Global Bass odyssey you will not forget!
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MARFLIX — [Tropical Bass/Faluma – Berlin]
SELECTA JAH MIKE — [Global Vibz – Andalucia/Wolfsburg]
Dj Zhao — [Ngoma – China/Berlin]
MC Diamondog — [Nomadic Wax – Angola/Berlin]
Marcel – live drums — [Ngoma/Tropicfusion – Berlin]
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from Warschauerstr: just walk 10 meters past RAW Temple and Cassiopeia, and Badehaus is standing on the left.
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2 euros B4 12, 4 euros after.

Fusion Festival 2011 Video

when we started, Matchume just flew in from Portugal 2 hours before, and Congo from France the night before, and I had just played at Berghain the night before… so all 3 of us were running on zero to very little sleep. which might be reason that we forgot to bring a disc recorder to record off the board, so that’s why the camera stayed on the stage and didn’t move around this time, because it was attached to the sound board. also, the Camera man wanted to dance for the last hour, and put the camera down… which was too bad as that was the most hype hour: 3000 jumping and screaming.  But despite all this i’m still happy with the way it turned out.

DJINGOBHA

DJINGOBHA! les rythmes tropical…

*SoulJazzAfroFunkBrazilLatinZoukElectrolatinodiscoTropicalBass*
dj Zhao + dj Marcel
am 5.11.11 | 22 Uhr @ Bohnengold | Reichenbergerstr. 153 | berlin-kreuzberg

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ICAS Suite: Africa Is the Future / Spieltrieb

MONARCH 21.00 Uhr / SATURDAY 10.9.2011 / 7 €
Berlin Music Week, Club Transmediale/ICAS Suite and Les Siestes Electroniques presents: AFRICA IS THE FUTURE

DJ Zhao (CN/US, Ngoma Soundsystem)  http://soundcloud.com/djzhao

Secousse Sound System (FR, Etienne Tron & Mo DJ, DJ) http://soundcloud.com/secousse

Jess & Crabbe (FR, Mental Groove, DJ) http://www.mentalgroove.ch/press/bazzerk/

this is the way it went down:

and after that dj Zhao will be doing a set from 2AM – 3:30 at this:

SPIELTRIEB
Kultmucke und Klangkost stürmen den Brunnen70, um euch mit den heißesten Klängen zu versorgen.

Saturday at 10:00pm – 10:00am
Brunnenstraße 70, 13355 Berlin
Eintritt 10 € | viele Specials | Alles kann – nichts muss! ;)
__Silent Pressure
__DJ Zhao
__A Skitzo
__Beatshock (Balkantronika)

NGOMA SOUND official here we go!

from now on all things related to NGOMA Collective, Soundsystem, and DJ Zhao will be here.

a few highlights from the past 3 years:

FUSION Festival 2008 (Germany)

FUSION Festival 2009

INCUBATE Festival 2009 (Holland)

KWAITO IN BERLIN (with Gazza and EES from Namibia)

AT.TENSION Festival 2009

UDON CLUB with COOLY G

AYOBANESS! party with PASTOR MBHOBHO and MGO from South Africa!

ETHNOPORT Festival (Poland)

EXIT Festival (Serbia) / Summer Film School Festival (Czech) 2010

SHANGAAN ELECTRO @ BERGHAIN

and i’m just going to put this photo here: