Opening night August 22 kicks off a sonic travelogue of global rhythm sciences with South Africa’s DJ Lag, a leading force in the dissemination of gqom, a sound developed in the Townships that taps a dark viscerality in service of its minimal, raw house music. Chilean Montréaler Gabriel Vigliensoni opens the room with his infectious, latinized, almost-pop. Jamaican dancehall deviants Equiknoxx bring reggae twists and singer Shanique Marie to the opening night stage and Italy’s Clap! Clap! makes a splash with his jubilant, jazz-informed, world-wide rhythms and global harvest of found sounds.
Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]
1201 Saint-Laurent Blvd, Montréal, QC H2X 2S6
$42.00 at the door (tx & sc included)