PROGRESS BAR AMSTERDAM S02E04
POLITICAL PARTY SUPPORTING RADICAL CLUB CULTURE
21 JANUARY 2017
PARADISO NOORD, AMSTERDAM
BONAVENTURE, S A R A S A R A, CHINO AMOBI, EMBACI, J. G. BIBERKOPF, JUHA
Lighthouse and Sonic Acts present season two of Progress Bar Amsterdam. A lively mix of talks, screenings, performances and DJ sets, Progress Bar is a night of “cutting edge thinking and dancing” (FACT Magazine 2015), that connects artists and audiences across the globe. A political party supporting radical club culture.
Continuing to support and celebrate the work of vanguard music producers, filmmakers, artists and activists, the January episode will include live performances by feminist singer-songwriter Embaci, music producer and artist J. G. Biberkopf and boundary pushing artist s a r a s a r a, and DJ sets by NON citizens Bonaventure and Chino Amobi, and Lighthouse Artistic Director Juha.
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NTS Radio affiliate and citizen of NON, Bonaventure (Soraya Lutangu) uses music as an identity research tool along with practical and speculative initiatives to connect her African and European roots and investigate human boundaries. Tracks like White Policy, Cauz Cauz Cauz and Complexion get at the crux of human motivation.
Chino Amobi is the co-founder of NON – a progressive collective of Afrodiasporic artists who use sound as their primary media to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society, and in turn distribute power. The music of Chino Amobi offers a critique of culture through the exposition of sonic beauty and spectacular dissonance.
Embaci is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter and producer from Brooklyn who interweaves her lilting voice’s commentary on body and feminist politics with shattered, metallic off-rhythms. Her recent “digital tape” release featured collaborations with the likes of ANGEL-HO, Chino Amobi, Mhysa, Nkisi, LAO, ZutZut, IMAABS and Elysia Crampton.
J. G. BIBERKOPF (live)
J. G. Biberkopf works within the paradoxical relationship between club music and art music. His recent first EP, titled Ecologies, launched the Knives label created by Kuedo and Joe Shakespeare. Biberkopf’s music is intended as a field trip into the representations of nature that emerge from the (social) mediascape.
Progress Bar founder Juha plays new internet dance music. Since 2014, Juha has been artistic director of Lighthouse, uniting the worlds of culture and technology. As of 2016, Juha presents Viral Radio on ResonanceEXTRA, a monthly two-hour programme following new developments deep down the rabbit hole of internet music culture.
S A R A S A R A
Hailing from Lille, France, singer, musician and producer s a r a s a r a recently released her debut album Amor Fati via One Little Indian, co-produced by Matthew Herbert. Already a boundary pushing artist, s a r a s a r a’s music is as experimental as it is versatile, taking in elements of industrial electronica, trip-hop, r’n’b, breaks and more.
Progress Bar S02E04 Date: Saturday 21 January 2017
Venue: Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam
Times: 21:00–04:00 (doors open 20:30)
Tickets: €10,00 presale / €12,50 at the door (card only) Book your tickets here
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