Following on from the hugely successful Icons of Wu-Tang event in March, Soul Labels is presenting its next one-day festival, PALM WINE BEATS LIVE! An exploration into the genius of Africa and her diaspora. Will be also previewed Lo-Fi Odysseys polyrhythmic saga, Palm Wine Beats Volume 3.
Last year, Lo-Fi produced the first two volumes of his five-part series Palm Wine Beats (PWB), supported by the likes of Okayafrica, Sunday Service London, Dynamic Africa and Jusi I Love. These mixtapes were unique in their cinematic feel and historical depth, a way for him to “crate dig his heritage”. You could almost see them play out before your eyes. The next step was obvious: bring these tapes to life!
Studio Fedora will be supporting the event. Join Soul Label at the Total Refreshment Centre on the 20th of August for #PalmWineBeatsLive It’s going to be uplifting, educational and a inspiring day, we promise. Everyone is welcome. Grab your ticket now, it’s going to be like Lagos ‘74/’84 in there so don’t sleep.
A few highlights:
✷ House band transforming PWB into a live polyrhythm shakedown featuring the Nigerian soul/fusion legend Blackman Akeeb Kareem OFFICIAL FAN PAGE, MeaKoom, Chongo and other guests
✷ The Akano Rhythm Brothers leading a Jùjú music workshop for music enthusiasts who like to get between the notes
✷ Panel discussion [From the Root to the Fruit] – Is Africa Benefiting from its Cultural Archive? featuring Kwaku (British Black Music), Quinton Scott (Strut Records), Bekke Popoola (Black British Girlhood), We Need To Talk About: and more
✷ A/V rescoring of PWB VOL 1 and audio preview of VOL 3 by Lo-Fi Odysseys
✷ DJ sets by Chief Commander Yaaba, Volta45, Duncan Brooker B2B with Amar Patel (Soul Labels)
£10 early bird
£13 second run
£15 third run
Kids aged 12 and under go free (when accompanied by a paying adult)
A portion of the profits will be donated to MUSIC FUND, a humanitarian project that supports musicians and music schools in conflict areas and developing countries.