WED 22 and THUR. 23



don’t forget Chief Boima is coming all the way from his Dutty Arts base in NYC to rock with us on Wednesday! here is his crazy new high energy vertical mix for XLR8R, 160BPM Afro Fire!  and more in different modes here.  see you on the dance floor!!!

update:  and Boima just released an album.  here is a video, which is his “personal reflection on Sorie Kondi’s original message, integrating footage from his video, and (his) own from New York and Freetown.”  It infuses some much needed class consciousness, immigrant perspective, not to mention Soul, into modern club music.

after the Super Ngoma Session:

and on Thursday, I’ll be delivering the riddim goods next to Dj Obstsalat at the grand opening of 100° Festival at HAU 2, starting at 12:00PM.


22. Feb. Chief Boima!

we welcome a super dope guest straight from NYC, an Afro-Futurist with his feet firmly planted in timeless rhythm roots – CHIEF BOIMA.

CHIEF BOIMA [dutty arts/nyc]
DJ ZHAO [ngoma/berlin]
MARCEL – percussion [ngoma/berlin]
check this beautiful tune from Boima’s next album…  how can anyone resist???
CHIEF BOIMA is a Sierra Leonean-American electronic musician/DJ, cultural activist, and writer currently based in New York. He is a member of the Brooklyn based music, arts, and culture collective, Dutty Artz. He also has contributed to various music and culture online and print publications such as Ghetto Bassquake, Africa is a Country, WFMU Radio, and The Fader Magazine.As a resident of Little Baobab in San Francisco and as a touring club DJ (in Europe, Africa, North America, and Australia) he has become a respected figure in the promotion of various local styles from around the globe such as Coupe Decale, Cumbia, Kuduro, and Champeta.

The past few years Boima has immersed himself in the world of music production, and has released original tracks and remixes alone as well as part of the duo Banana Clipz with DJ Oro 11. He’s also done numerous collaborations with folks like DJ Orion, Lamin Fofana, DJ Rupture, Matt Shadetek, and Uproot Andy, as well as producing tracks for international singers and rappers such as Los Rakas, Black Nature of the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, and Khady Black.

PRESS: Guardian UK, XLR8R, The Fader