A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020
Various Venues Around Glasgow

Michael LaCour (formerly B L A C K I E… All Caps, With Spaces) & The Ghana Footsteps film

Venue and Date

The Art School (Assembly Hall), 6 April 2019


21:30 doors – 22:00 start
23:00 finish



Michael Labour (formerly B L A C K I E… All Caps, With Spaces) has replaced the Aklama Makumba and the Ghana Footsteps following their visa rejection from the UK Border Agency. Please see below for a statement regarding their rejection.

Following the upsetting and frustrating news of Aklama Makumba and The Ghana Footsteps’ visa rejection by the UK Border Agency, we are happy to announce that Michael LaCour (formely known as B L A C K I E… All Caps, With Spaces) has stepped in as a live minute replacement, and will play at The Art School on Saturday the 6th of April in their place.
Houston-based musician Michael LaCour is considered by many as the originator of noise-punk-rap cross-over that’s come to fame through the likes of Death Grips and JPEGMAFIA. Utilising vocals, sax and a drum machine and taking influence from a wide array of genres, LaCour gained notoriety through his energetic and often unscheduled live sets – featuring his own DIY, portable loudspeakers systems.
Re-attributing the confrontational intensity and catharsis of a full live hardcore-punk show to a singular entity, LaCour’s live shows send a love-bomb to intolerance, alienation and subjugation.
Please give him a warm welcome for his first time in Scotland.


Statement regarding Aklama Makumba and the Ghana Footsteps visa rejection:

It is with deep regret and a whole lot of frustration that we have to announce that the artists from Ghana; Daniel, Chilli and Jerry – Aklama Makumba and the Ghana Footsteps – have been refused their visas to gain entry to the UK by the UK Border control as part of Counterflows Festival 2019. Somehow, there is something so inevitable about this in the current political climate – highlighting once again the UK’s intolerant border and immigration system. But it is something that Counterflows – and our supporters and collaborators – will continue to argue against and confront. We refuse for these systems to halt our openly creative dialogue and work with other like-minded communities across the world.

Re-distributing the funds that the project was granted from The British Council West African Festival Fund, the project will continue, but obviously in a very different manner. Daniel, Chilli and Jerry will work with British Council in Accra in Ghana and perform at their offices, creating a short film for us which we will show at the Art School as part of Counterflows. They will also deliver a series of workshops for the British Council in Accra. It is in no way the same opportunity for them, but at least it allows them to benefit in some way from the project and hopefully lead to other opportunities.

Access: The venue is located on the 1st floor of the Art School. An elevator to this floor can be located on the ground floor of the building.

This project gratefully acknowledges the support of the The British Council West African Festival Fund.