Something wicked this way comes…  a new monthly series in the heart of Neukölln:Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 11.47.52

While the brightly lit gallery spaces of SAVVY Contemporary above focuses on the visual, cerebral and Apollonian aspects of cultural enquiry, BLACKBOX below is a Dionysian shadow world of hallucinatory sound and rhythm, of ritual and technology, of bodies in fluid motion.

A direct extension of SAVVY’s global outlook of contemporary art and culture, BLACKBOX celebrates music of the subaltern, of groups who are socially, politically, and geographically outside of hegemonic power structure; focusing on modern electronic bass and club music and traditional rhythms of Africa, South America, and Asia; fragmenting and dispersing an outdated Eurocentric “cultural center” of the world to encompass the entire globe.

Screen Shot 2013-11-03 at 16.18.19BLACKBOX 1:  NGOMA TIMEWARP
Saturday, November 9, 2013 / 11:00pm / ENTREE: 5 EU
SAVVY:ETC – Richardstraße 20, 12043 Neukölln, Berlin

IBOGA & KAELA NKANZA__________Kinshasa/Paris
a soul stirring live band pieced together from seasoned Jazz, Electronic, and Reggae heavy hitters.

DJ SOULVENDOR__________________Tropical Timewarp/ Berlin
vintage tropical selecta par excellence, this dude always brings the serious grooves from Africa and the Caribbean.

DJ ZHAO__________________________Ngoma/ BlackBox/ Beijing
rhythm ambassador from the distant planet Sirius B, Dj Zhao will be reaching deep into the cosmic crates.


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