Once a year the Sonar whale strikes De Centrale with an extended XL version, adding live bands to the party concept. The mission stays the same: bringing the latest evolutions of contemporary, innovative and extremely catchy party music from the South to our dancefloor, creating as much music diversity as possible. You can call it electrocumbia, afrotrap, hiphop Cubano, salsagrooves, dembow, dancehall, kuduro or any other latin afrobeats, but it may be wiser to listen and try not to dance.
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◔ Kolonel Djafaar EP Release 20:45 - 21:35
New afrobeat band playing around with funk, soul and latin. More info below!
◑ La Negra Albina 22:00 - 23:00
Cumbia & Afro-Colombian rhythms from all corners of South-America. More info below!
◕ PARTY PART 23:00 - 3:00
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▸ Aftermovie previous editions
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● box office €12 < 23u > €6
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① Kolonel Djafaar (BE, EP release concert)
The basis of Kolonel Djafaar's sound is afrobeat and ethio-jazz, a unique fusion of traditional (West-)African rhythms, highlife and Afrofunk, Soul and Latin influences. The new 9-headed instrumental band creates from these rich ingredients a solid, atmospheric set floating on catchy dance music. The result leaves us no room for doubt: right away after their formation they won the ‘podiumprijs Jonge Wolven’ at the latest Gentse Feesten.
② La Negra Albina (CHL/VEN/PER)
La Negra Albina is a quartet consisting of Chilean, Peruvian and Venezuelan musicians. Their music mingles up afro-Colombian cumbia with Brazilian samba and Cuban rumba, and finds a perfect balance between warm, intimate chanting and whipping dance rhythms with the added sound colour of cajón and trumpet. This concert they’ll present their new singer, Yoyo Borobia from Venezuela.
③ Rocky Marsiano (PT/HR)
Guest dj, MC and producer Marko Mars Roca's latest project Rocky Marsiano & Meu Kamba Sound adds to his Brazilian heritage a colourful voyage through Angolan, Cape Verdean and Mozambique rhythms – for a good reason three former African Portuguese colonies. For the very first time in Gent, he’ll fire up the party dancefloor after the two concerts at the side of resident binair01 dj Mnsr Zéro. Get ready for some thrilling diverse cross-over party music à l’Afric!
④ mnsr zér0 (host dj-set ○ resident binair01)
Mnsr Zéro's sets are surprising blends of the latest innovative cross-over partysounds from all corners of our planet. Think exciting tropical bass from the hottest areas around the equator, deep and low trap between South-Africa, Barcelona and Argentina, Arab dabke from Beirut's pulsing nightclubs, Belgrado's evolutions of crazy balkan and gipsystyle dancing, swingrhythms mixed up with Scandinavian rap, AfroLatin grooves like reggaetón, electrocumbia or faster kuduro- and afrobeats. The list of names and styles is endless, we'd rather call it move-your-body music; an elixir through dancing. His mixes are a real relief for people addicted to dancing and searching for challenges beyond the simple beats of shallow radio hit music.