BAM 2016: Imarhan + Flamingods + Baloji & L'Orchestre de la Katuba + Dakhabrakha + Metá Metá + Moya Kalongo

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BAM 2016: Imarhan + Flamingods + Baloji & L'Orchestre de la Katuba + Dakhabrakha + Metá Metá + Moya Kalongo
Imarhan

The Moll de la Fusta stage gets things going with Moya Kalongo (9pm), a pioneer Barcelona afrobeat and afrofunk band led by Mozambican singer Simonal Bie. Their funk with African roots leads organically into the performance by São Paulo trio Metá Metá (10pm) with their Afro-Brazilian music, who are followed by Ukranians DakhaBrakha (11pm), a quartet whose music is based on Ukranian folk and incorporates rhythms from other traditional sounds from around the world. The night carries on with a band from the Congo now based in Belgium, Baloji & L'Orchestre de la Katuba (midnight), who remember the rich and diverse music from their native country, drinking in 50 years of Congolese pop with hip hop and rap in both French and Swahili. Next up it's English band Flamingods (1am), led by Kamal Rasool, with a global psychedelia that spreads across a fantastic map of sounds from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The night finishes off with Imarhan (2am), a group that plays desert blues with traditional music from western Africa strained through the sounds of the electric guitar.

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