The Barcelona music scene may appear extremely homogenous to the casual observer, with the bigger music venues sticking religiously to the usual commercial house, techno and urban music formats. Thankfully this is starting to change, and the diversity of the city’s population is beginning to be reflected in the music on offer in some of the lesser known venues around town.
The N’Zinga “New African Music Experience” is one such event, bringing African dance music from all over the continent to the cosy basement, La Sala Venus. The DJs and musicians play African dance music including the genres Coupé-Decalé, Kudoro, Soukous and Ndombolo, making the urge to move impossible to resist. This month brings DJ sets from Vera G. Moumie (Basque Country / Cameroon) and Ras Nadir (Uganda) as well as a live performance by Ngomez Nokass (Senegal) including a Sabar dance showcase at 10pm, to show us how it’s done.
This will be a perfect introduction to African electronic and dance music, as well as a celebration for aficionados. Be prepared to dance!