Playing tracks by
El Hadj Ensemble + Shed , Traxman, Enchante + RP Boo Meets Shangaan Electro, Adewale Ayuba, DJ EARL and more.
Since drums were banned on most of the N.Amerian slave plantations during the 1600s, after the masters discovering that the slaves organized revolts with talking drums, the expression of poly-rhythms in Afro N.American music has primarily been through use of the voice. Thus US music became typified by the simple 1-2 “dupple” rhythm, in contrast to complex beat patterns in S.America or the Caribbean.
Now in the 21st Century a renewed sense of rhythmic complexity returns to N.America dance music in the form of Juke/Footwork in Chicago.
Juju-Juke demonstrates the epic reconnection between Nigerian Juju/Fuji music and Chicago Juke/Footwork, between Ethiopian dance styles and Detroit Ghetto-Tech, between Iberian trad-modern street sounds and American R’n'B/Pop, between Afro-Punk and Club Music, between Congolese Mbira workouts and Hiphop, between Ghanaian and Senegalese drumming and Urban Bass Pressure.