Special Guest DJs EDU & JAM JAM & Host Ras Kwame
Location – XOYO, Cowper Street EC2A 4AW (exit 4 Old Street tube)
Time – 7:30pm – Midnight (1st act onstage 8.30pm)
Entry – £7 in advance & NUS, £10 on the guestlist, more on the door
GUESTLIST CLOSES 3PM ON DAY OF SHOW!
ILUVLIVE in association with Addicted To The Beat (ATTB) hosts a special evening of Afrobeats talent for it’s Autumn 2012 Industry Special.
Described by The Guardian as “the new sound of the UK underground, reworking the African pop of Fela Kuti for kids reared on grime, hip-hop and funky house”, Afrobeats has launched itself seemingly out of nowhere. With signings to both Kanye West and Akon’s labels (D’Banj, P Square & Wizkid), a Grammy nomination (Tiwa Savage), a MOBO Award (Wizkid), widespread dance fever, a stack of international concerts and a rising film and fashion industry, it appears that Africa is taking centre stage.
ILUVLIVE is joined by the number one name for Afrobeats music & events ‘Addicted To The Beat’, the brainchild of Teeah Small (music consultant) and Nonny Orakwue (Afrobeats columnist, MTV), to put 8 Afrobeats acts centre-stage at Xoyo and in front of an industry crowd.