We’re thrilled to learn that the stars of Shangaan Electro will be coming to the UK as part of a European tour.
We were first alerted to this strain of popular South African dance music via Honest Jon’s revelatory 2010 compilation, simply entitled Shangaan Electro. One of the comp’s highlights, Nozinja‘s ‘Nwa Gezani My Love’, ended up being officially ranked at #11 in FACT’s official tracks of the year selection (unofficially it was #1). Nozinja, inimitable performer (just watch the video below) and studio mastermind behind innumerable street-level hits in his homeland, will headline the European tour with the masked Tshetsha Boys, Tuiselani and Nkata Mawewe plus “the fastest Shangaan dancers around”.
The tour’s stops will include the Sónar festival in Barcelona, Rich Mix in London, Manchester’s Islington Mill and Berlin’s Berghain. Full schedule below.
Thu 16 MADRID, CA2M
Sat 18 BARCELONA, SONAR
Tue 21 GENEVA, L’USINE
Wed 22 LYON, GRND ZERO
Thu 23 TOULOUSE, LES SIESTES ELECTRONIQUES
Fri 24 PARIS, POINT EPHEMERE
Sat 25 LONDON, RICH MIX
Sun 26 MANCHESTER, ISLINGTON MILL
Tue 28 BRUSSELS, LES ATELIERS CLAUS
Wed 29 ROTTERDAM, WORM @ HEIDEGGER
Thu 30 BERLIN, BERGHAIN
Fri 1 ROSKILDE, ROSKILDE FESTIVAL
Sun 3 LISBON, GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION