Win Tickets ($25): 13 Months of Sunshine @ Holocene | African Sounds Dance Party

We are giving away tickets for you and five friends to attend 13 Months of Sunshine on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Holocene. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 25.

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From our sponsors at Holocene:
13 Months of Sunshine @ Holocene13 Months of Sunshine feat. Awesome Tapes from Africa, DJ Sahelsounds, DJ Cuica, DJ Spencer D
Saturday, May 26, 2012
9 p.m. | $5 | 21+

1001 Southeast Morrison Street Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639
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We’re pleased to bring you a special weekend edition of our 13 Months of Sunshine party for emerging African dance music! Welcome special guest DJ Brian Shimkovitz, curator of one of our favorite blogs, Awesome Tapes from Africa.

After a stint in Ghana researching the local hip-hop movement, Brooklyn’s Brian Shimkovitz, a trained ethnomusicologist, has accumulated hundreds of cassette tapes of rare african music from Zimbabwe to Ethiopia to Senegal. He has been sharing his bounty through his popular blog Awesome Tapes From Africa, which he takes on the road as a DJ. Expect a trip to the music cultures of an entire continent. Recently, Awesome Tapes From Africa has played high profile events such as, All Tomorrow’s Parties (2010 and 2011), Denmark’s Roskilde festival, and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival, among others. This past year Shimkovitz hosted a special project at Paris’ prestigious Musee du Quai Branly and curated a night of music from Ghana at Berlin’s Worldtronics festival in December 2011.

Awesome Tapes From Africa is now also a label, with the first release just made available via Secretly Canadian Distribution: the critically acclaimed “La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3” is a classic 1982 recording by Mali’s legendary diva, Nâ Hawa Doumbia. In April, Ghanaian contemporary kologo virtuoso Bola’s “Volume 7” release comes out.

“The Awesome Tapes From Africa blog/label imprint does what every great DJ does, winning over a crowd by sheer force of vision.”--SPIN

“Remarkable.”–New York Times

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8 Responses to Win Tickets ($25): 13 Months of Sunshine @ Holocene | African Sounds Dance Party

  1. Christopher anglin May 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    I love dancing.

  2. Emly May 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    I have always been interested in African
    Music, especially after traveling around east Africa a few years ago. I am excited to hear this beautiful and lively music!

  3. April Hoffmann May 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Is this a night of listening to cassette tapes and eating snacks? If so I’m in!

  4. pete and repeat May 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Yes! someone showing the props to Afrika! I love most everything in african music, esp west. Mali and Senegal have brought us so much uplifting music! I would be so excited to hear the basement tapes!

  5. Jenette May 25, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    I’ve been wanting to check out this newer dance party, and it seems like a really great way to avoid the whole Rose Festival thing!

  6. jules May 25, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    got a new pair of dancin shoes!

  7. Jenn May 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  8. Tall ass Chris May 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Karibu bwana na Mze! Habari gani? I want in!

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