About the show
Playing tracks by
Kiland Et L'Orchestre Mabatala.
A taster of the Tropical Discotheque vibe ahead of playing Sydney, Perth, Womadelaide, Barrio Festival and Womad New Zealand – mixing up Sofrito warehouse classics, dubplate edits and new sounds on an Afro-Caribbean-Disco tip…
“The original discotheque DJs of the 70s weren’t restricted by genre – they mixed up soul, funk, rock and experimental music to create the nascent disco sound. The Sofrito sound starts from the same point but draws from the tropics – combining bassline soukous, cosmic highlife, stripped-down drum edits, raw carnival rhythms, Manding vibes, scratchy calypso and modern productions that continue in the grand tradition of the discotheque, from Abidjan to Detroit via London, Paris and beyond…”