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This year Pllek Live Stage & ADE present you: DANDANA. A Psychedelic Dance Trip To West-Africa.

This collective of musicians from the Netherlands and Gambia, among others, present their most recent album ‘Free the System’ based on stories, film and a live performance. An evening full of knowledge and inspiration and an absolute must.

DANDANA is a collective of musicians from the Netherlands, Senegal and The Gambia. Their sound pays tribute to traditional West African rhythm and grooves, and the love for ambient and synthesizers.

While jamming between power-cuts, Modou Joof and Filly Dioma, the foundation was set for a new sound & musical journey. A sound born out of the traditional West-African Mbalax rhythm and the love for the vintage synthesizers sounds. DANDANA has always been inspired by the “Senegambia” sound, especially by the psych jazz mbalax pioniers of Guelewar, band of Banjul with the great lead singer Moussa Ngom. Mbalax, a style known for it’s fast rhythmic sabars and Yamaha DX7 marimba sounds being backed up by talented guitar wizard Filly. Playing a combo of Malian, Soukous & (Afro) rock inspired sounds, Filly sets his own style.

An extra addition to this show is DJ Sylex. Sylex means “flint” in French, an ancient material used to make fire. Since Ten Years, Mixing is his game! He loves to challenge hisself with unexpected transitions, new skool with old skool, there are no limits. He finds magic in synchronising beats and how that sweet harmony can move people. His style is a story, all music has a story, His target is playing each of every vibes until the party never stops. His roots are deep within Afro Caribbean music.

When he plays, he jumps – he screams and he dances… wherever you are… in your bedroom, at an after party, or getting the night started… He’s here to join you!

Doors open: 20:00
Talk: 20:30
DANDANA: 21:30
Sylex Live DJ: 22:30
End: 00:00

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