J.A.W & African Acid Is The Future join forces for a special 16 hours marathon event at Festsaal Kreuzberg during the Karneval der Kultur. With a stellar line up around African rhythms featuring Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Guem live, DJ Sotofett, Guy Dermossesian, DJ Fett and African Acid Is the Future residents, a proper tribute to the Motherland.
Single Tickets provide access to the Saal only (Seun Kuti + Kalakuta Soul)
Combo Tickets provide access to the whole night in the 3 areas (Biergarten + Saal + Kaminzimmer)
AAITF Tickets (15€ on door) provide access to the Biergarten + Kaminzimmer only
06:00-10:00pm AAITF residents aka Anna Leevia & Maryisonacid
08:00-09:30pm Guy Dermosessian Kalakuta Soul
09:30-11:00pm Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (live)
* Presented by Carhartt WIP
10:00-02:00am AAITF residents, DJ Fett
02:00-03:30am Guem (live)
03:30-10:00am DJ Sotofett
“Here I’m giving honour to my parents and to every revolutionary who has made a difference, many of them from before I was born.”
If there is one sound that is sure to get you dancing, it is that sweet afro-beat. With his latest album 'Black Times' released this March, J.A.W Family are honoured to present Seun Kuti, youngest son of late and legendary Fela Kuti for the release of his new Album on the excellent UK-based label Strut Records. Black Times is the fourth album by Seun and Fela's original Band Egypt 80, his most accomplished and honest album yet.
A killer saxophonist and powerful lyricist, Seun is a pioneer of afrobeat music like his father performing with the renowned Egypt 80. For his last opus, he has worked alongside the likes of Robert Glasper, Carlos Santana, Hiatus Kaiyote or Yasiin Bey (alias Mos Def) who add to the classic sound.
Opening the night for Seun Kuti is Guy Dermosessian, a Family friend with a great knowledge of African music and everything that can touch your soul. Owner of the excellent Kalakuta Soul Records, this Bochum-based label has releases from the likes of Sadar Bahar, Waxist, Zaf Lovevinyl or Ed Motta and celebrates world music gems with the aim of keeping people dancing.
From afro to techno, and a lot more in between. Because Africa is mother of beat, and beat is tempo. May your hearts beat on our tempo and steps groove with our flow. On an acid trip around Afro rhythms, travelling from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Congo to Ghana, cruising on electronic sounds, cosmic rhythmics and psychedelic vibrations. African acid is the future and ...^*^
Guem is a musician, a percussionist and a dancer. He says « Rhythm is life, and it belongs to everyone ». Born in Algeria, Guem is the ultimate rhythm reference to us and to many, his percussive approach is timeless, magical and very organic.
Dj Sotofett, he is one of the minds behind Norway's infamous Sex Tags Mania label. For years Sotofett & his crew have been carving a niche in the underground of dance music just North of the Arctic Circle with their own unique version of Dub, Disco, Afrobeat, House & Techno all self released via their Mania, Amfibia & Sotofett's own Wania imprints. We decided to invite him for a solo session this time, and leave him open decks from 3.30 on till...We know this will be an intricate, generous and enriching music journey to share together... Come fly with us.