Ata Kak | Lollise

Let’s Dance Series

photo credit Ana Vioti

Friday, September 30, 2022

Doors: 6:30 PM | Show: 7:30 PM

Elsewhere – 599 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets: $26 – Advance | $30 – Day of Show

Standing Room Only

Co-presented with Elsewhere

Our first club night event features Ata Kak – the enigmatic West African dance music icon whose self-released 1994 cassette tape Obaa Sima was an early inspiration for the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog, record label, and DJ project founded by American ethnomusicologist Brian Shimkovitz who picked up the tape at a street market in Ghana. With its infectious mix of reggae and dancehall, Ghanaian highlife, and hip-hop, the tape became a global hit when it was re-released in 2015 after Shimkovitz managed to track down the elusive artist. He will be joined by Lollise, a musician, visual artist, and fashion designer from Botswana, currently living in NYC. After many years of recording and touring with Akoya Afrobeat, Underground System and the FELA! band, Lollise shares her own bold Afro-futurist pop sound, rich with analog synths, layers of percussion, and gentle waves of ambient noise.

The LET’S DANCE series brings us all together on the dance floor moving our bodies to the infectious beats of DJs and live bands from around the world.