A double shot of vital Soukous / Coupé Décalé hybrids out of Abidjan & Paris.
Founder member of seminal Afro Disco group M’Bamina, JM Bolangassa comes through with 3 tracks of raw and unadulterated percussion, pairing virtuoso playing with complex drum machine arrangements and sparse synths that sit on the fault line between traditional Congolese rhythms and modern electronic music.
Hypnotic Carnival rhythms, DIY electro and Compas experiments from Haiti… listen and buy
Massive respect to all the dancers that came down and created such a great vibe.
A snapshot of the Republic of Sofrito Session @ Shapes, Hackney, 19 June 2015 –
Featuring the Sofrito family and friends – London/Paris/Manchester/Venezuela connections: