The Shrine, a bumpin' African-inspired club-lounge combo in the South Loop, may be known for it’s high-caliber Hip hop nights, but its Coup d’Etat room, where SONIC DIASPORA will be Friday, January 13, is the perfect venue where Fela Kuti will proudly look on as Chicagoans de-segregate the dance floor with tunes from Mali & Ghana to Nigeria & the Cape of Good Hope.
We all know Chicago is home to House Music, but have we connected with its home in Africa? Chitown, have you been looking for or even heard the best in Kuduro, Kwaito, Soukous, High Life, AfroLatin House, Nu Dancehall & Global Bass?
According to the Zhaoist Manifesto by way of Berlin’s Zhao, “if one traces the history of 20th Century North American pop and dance music, a crude and very abbreviated but basically sound genealogy describes a line going back to Disco, to Soul, to Funk, to Motown, to Gospel, to Blues, to Jazz, to work songs of the slaves, and indeed, to Africa.”
This isn’t your normal world music party.
Sonic Diaspora DJs & hosts Tifflove & the Wolfpack promise to groove you to high-energy classic & urban music of Africa and the Diaspora and indeed to invoke the magic of the original drum and the boom of a bangin’ sound system for your booty-shaking enlightenment.
Save the night. Every 2nd Friday.
SONIC Diaspora @ Coup d'Etat (The Shrine)
2109 S. Wabash, Chicago IL
No Cover, 21+, Space is Accessible
Red Line at Cermak/Chinatown
$6 Drink Specials
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