Thursday, December 1, 2011

Africa is Not a Country Presents: Nettle, at Marrakech Lounge

Our friends over at Africa is Not a Country are hosting their second happy hour this Friday. In addition to resident CH-Mt P DJs Mothershiester and Bent, they've invited special guest Nettle.

It's this Friday evening at new Adams Morgan spot Marrakech Lounge. From the organizers:

The 2nd Happy Hour installment of Africa is Not a Country features a special performance by Nettle. This long distance, inter-continental project blends electronic beats, North African folksongs and percussion with avant garde noise.

We'll be celebrating the release of group's new record -- El Resplandor: The Shining in Dubai. "For this album, Nettle imagined a remake of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining set in a luxury hotel in Dubai, U.A.E. El Resplandor: The Shining In Dubai is their soundtrack for that nonexistent film."

"Nettle's work foregrounds issues of friction, translation, and displacement as necessary counter-narratives to the standard paradigms of 'cross-cultural exchange' and metaphors of mixing or hybridity."

DJ sets by DC's own bent and mothershiester through the night will feature Rock, Ska, and Punk anthems from Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. Jazz arrangements from Madagascar and Ghana. Soukous jams and Chaabi gems. Plus a glut of Kenyan Pop tracks.

Time: Nettle plays at 9pm!
Copies of El Resplandor: The Shining in Dubai will be for sale

Drink specials: $3 beers, $5 wine & rail drinks, delicious $5 appetizers
Plus: hooka/sheesha for enjoyment on the veranda
At: this brand new North African spot – Marrakech Lounge.

Africa is Not a Country is an anti-colonial musical journey, using the dancefloor/barstool to deconstruct the idea of “African music” as we rock out from Jo-burg to Cairo, from Dakar to Nairobi, with a quick lap around the islands.