Venue: Impact Hub Accra
Afrodeutsche - https://soundcloud.com/afrodeutsche-ad
20:00 – 21:30
Afrodeutsche (birth name Henrietta Smith-Rolla), is a British born Ghanaian/Russian/German composer, producer, singer and DJ based in Manchester. Her production crosses a wide range of styles including classical solo piano, techno, house and electro.
Afrodeutsche’s DJ style is a selection of Drexciyan delights mixed with tough UK techno mainstays such as Claro Intelecto and Randomer. She holds a monthly radio show on the reputable NTS, featuring her own productions, ranging from dark electro to breaks and jacking house, and her constantly developing fully live hardware show has already clocked up some key slots alongside Dopplereffekt and Carl Craig, with many more to come.
Jowaa - https://jowaa.bandcamp.com/
21:30 – 23:00
In the 1990s, house and techno got a lot of airplay in Accra - people called it asokpor. Twenty years later electronic music has become very discreet in Ghana, but its influence has subtly permeated the DNA of Accra’s producers. Jowaa is taking asokpor back center stage, this time fueled by Accra’s rich rhythmic tradition. Think of it as Detroit meets kpanlogo. Or better yet, stop thinking, just dance hard - jo waa in Accra’s Ga language.