Ngoma Holidays

Next Sunday, Dec. 28th, I will do a set with the mighty Hoodz Dj Team at Wendel Cafe.

and on New Year’s Eve:

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Feierabend Poetic Cumbia (Argentina/Berlin)
Latin Swing, Cumbia Wet Dreams

dj zhao (Ngoma Soundsystem – Berlin)
Tropical Bouncement, Fire In Your Pants

A wild wild night of fiery and naughty rhythms to boogie, rumba, swing, polka, waltz, foxtrot, salsa, azonto, dagger, bounce, jerk, twerk, and booty clap into 2015!!!

last weekend was fun:

Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 13.03.2710pm – 6am all night hunt for the purrrrfect beat!

Mutant Sol

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Warming up for MUTANT 2, Ngoma Soundsystem featuring Pharoah Chromium will take you on an intimate mystical journey through the kaleidoscopic valleys and crests of your mind in the center of the omni-verse, joined by special guest musicians later in the evening.  Expect psychotropic flavors and ancestral-futurist rhythms from every corner of the earth.

21h
Kiki Sol — Lindower Straße 12, Wedding, Berlin

MusikSalon 50 Years

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Musiksalon Berlin: 50 Jahre IITM / Projekt für transtraditionelle Musik
14. /15. November 2013 im Vortragssaal des Ethnologischen Museums

Thursday 14. November 2013
18:00 Strahlkraft – Erbe nach Schließung des IITM 1996
Transtraditionelle Musikszene: Aktuelle Situation – Politische und mediale Kulturarbeit

20:00 Nordindische Ragas im Dhrupad- und Khyal-Stil
Pt. Ashok Pathak, surbahar & sitar
Tabla: Sandip Bhattacharya
Tanpura: Shamika Pathak

Freitag, 15. November 2013
20:00 Hommage an Alain Daniélou: DIASPORAGAS
Amelia Cuni: Gesang, Tanpura, Mirliton
Werner Durand: selbstgebaute & adaptierte Blasinstrumente, Elektronika
Ray Kaczynski: Mridangam, Perkussion
Federico Sanesi: Tabla, Pakhawaj, Perkussion

21:30 Dj Zhao

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BlackBox

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
PARTY TIME: 11PM  // ENTRY:  5 EU

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Tropical Timewarp

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Summer is almost over, come get your boogie on the beach before weather gets cold! 
 
Tropical Timewarp @ YAAM Beach starts at 4pm
Soukous-Afrobeat-Highlife-Naija-Kwaito-Kuduro-Jazz-Cumbia-Dub-Calypso- & beyond…
 
★ Dj Zhao [Ngoma Sound/ Beijing/ Berlin] — 11pm
★ The Soulvendor [Tropical Timewarp/ Dubpub]
★ AFROSUSA live pecussion [Gambia-Spain-Berlin]
★ special decoration by: Grasstapete
★ Afro-Carib food on sale! 
 
5 euros before 11, 12 euros after – message me for guest list – ngomasound at gmail

FUSION 6 – New World

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Under the pavement, the beach, and after Apocalypse, a possible rebirth: these cut-up, mashed-up, re-edited and dubbed out rhythms from different corners of the earth as well as time periods, may form an image, a model, an interconnected rhyzomatic map of our collective hybridized, poly-cultural, high-tech and egalitarian future, where difference is not merely tolerated, but respected and valued, where without loss of individual character, seemingly separate histories, narratives, and cultures cross pollinate and fuse in surprising yet harmonious ways.

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Back in the JOZI 14-18 FEB

Pretoria girls really knock me out, They leave the west behind
And Soweto girls make me sing and shout, That SA’s always on my my my my mind!
Yes it will be nice to escape cold Europe for 4 days of gigs in the Jozi summer time vibes!
the main show is a day time concert with lots of amazing acts, check the website for soundbytes, and here is the facebook event. (check back for details of other shows)
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where my punk rock jukers at?!

To help celebrate the first Punk in Africa screening in Berlin at the first Too Drunk To Watch film festival, a likkle mash-fixed shot of adrenaline 4 da footworkin Afro-Punk massive.  Healthy misanthropy and apprehension of what our world faces in the coming decades…

R U READY TO MOSH!?!?!?!?!

and a stand alone cut from the Punk In Africa Official Mix – some political grime-punk to put a little actual aggression in your polite dubstep sets.

SUMMER 2012

May: Linz, Austria / Paris, France / Munich, Germany – stay tuned for details.

June:  planning the solo USA tour for June – roughly first week or 2 East Coast, Texas in the middle, and hopefully last week or 2 West Coast. if anyone has any leads or connections for gigs, please send my way! thanks and hope to see some of you this summer!

Sat, August 13 – RADIALSYSTEM V

BAREFOOT SKANK presents:

RESURRECTING THE DREAD
Einlass: 22 Uhr, 15€ / 10€
Radialsystem –  Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin

JAHCOOZI (live) // Bpitch Control
http://soundcloud.com/jahc​oozi
ROBOT KOCH (live) // Mooncircle
http://soundcloud.com/robo​t-koch
Ghettozoid (dj) // One4Ho // London
http://soundcloud.com/zoid
DJ Zhao (dj) // Ngomasound
http://soundcloud.com/djzh​ao

Amsterdam: Solar Weekend and SWAGGA

Saturday 6th of August from 9-12pm I will be rocking this fine dance music festival close to Amsterdam with the This Is Africa crew.  if you are there find us on the program guide and come say hello!

 

 

 

 

and on Sunday 7th of August i will be doing a 2 hour set at this long running Dubstep night in the center of Amsterdam – at Club Winston, Warmoesstraat 129.