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Mestizo

August 16-18, 2024

Rådhusplassen, main stage

TBA

- Improvisational and rhythmic music that blends traditions and genres

For the past four years, saxophonist and founder of the group Steam Down, Ahnansé, and multi-instrumentalist and head of Mambo Negro Records, Daniel Michel, have been building a musical bridge between their two musical worlds and together creating a new sound based on Colombian folk music, London jazz and hip hop.

Mestizo is a creative and musical collective that merges Colombian music traditions such as currulao and cumbia, with swinging salsa, lyrical rap, a dose of funk and unpredictable electronica and jazz improvisations. The London-based collective is made up of 13 musicians and singers from different backgrounds and traditions, and together they draw thick lines from the city's Afro-Latin scene to the hip-hop scene and Colombian folk music. The result is groovy and funky music blended with indigenous traditions, British diaspora music and Caribbean rhythms.


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