Crudo Volta and journalist Christian Adofo present Taxi Waves- an evening of screenings, discussions and live music.
Following the first two documentaries Woza and Yenkyi which focused respectively on Gqom in Durban and Afrobass in Accra, visual collective Crudo Volta have returned with a new series called Taxi Waves with three documentary films focusing on contemporary African urban music.
This screening will document contemporary youth and music cultures across three different African cities: Lagos (Nigeria), Maputo (Mozambique) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). This event also marks the 2LP release of Taxi Sampler 01 and launch of new label Python Syndicate-an independent collaboration by Crudo Volta founder and Art Director Mike Calandra Achode and Gqom Oh! DJ and label owner Nan Kolè.
Many thanks to our event partner The Curtain for hosting us.
6.30pm: Doors open
8.30pm-9.00pm: In Conversation with Christian Adofo and Mike Calandra Achode (Director)
9.15pm-10pm: Networking with live DJ set by Jess Ajose
Crudo Volta is an independent collective and visual project documenting the development of contemporary musical scenes of the African diaspora through documentaries, publications and other graphic mediums. The first and most popular visual format created by Crudo Volta is Taxi, a documentary format used by the collective to investigate musical scenes through the expedient of a taxi ride.
Christian Adofo is an established writer, journalist and cultural curator. His passion for writing looks at the intersect of heritage and identity in Music and Culture across the cultural landscape. With feature articles across print, online and media such as the Guardian, OkayAfrica and Straight No Chaser + more, Christian is an engaging and vibrant commentator acknowledging seminal figures and interviewing burgeoning talents across the creative spectrum within the African diaspora.
Additional Notes:Please enter the venue via The Members Entrance on Scrutton St between Curtain Rd and Phipp St and not the Hotel Lobby.
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