BAM 2016: Konono Nº1 meets Batida + El Petit de Cal Eril + Saul Williams + ÌFÉ + B-Fachada

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BAM 2016: Konono Nº1 meets Batida + El Petit de Cal Eril + Saul Williams + ÌFÉ + B-Fachada
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The final day of BAM 2016 takes place at the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm with concerts all day and into the late evening. El Petit de Cal Eril (12.30pm), featuring Joan Pons and his regular band, present their powerful latest album, 'La força' (2016), which leads into B-Fachada (1.30pm), aka Portuguese musician Bernardo Cruz Fachada, who plays a contemporary folk-pop with a meloncholy inherited from the fado, Portuguese blues. The evening gets started with ÌFÉ (5.15pm), the first solo project from producer and singer Otura Mun, an African American singer who's lived in Puerto Rico since the late-'90s and has since then been part of the most avant-garde music scene there. On stage next is Saul Williams (6.45pm), who comes from the New York open-mic and poetry slam background, with his new album 'MartyrLoserKing' (2016). The night and the festival come to a close in the best possible way with Konono nº1 meets Batida (8.15pm), a collaboration between the veteran Congolese band and the Angolan-Portuguese producer that has resulted in an explosive album that carries on in the Congotronics tradition of fusing traditional African music with electronica.

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