Sunday 9th April – The Langside Halls
Doors open at 8pm
MARK ERNESTUS’ NDAGGA RHYTHM FORCE
Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force is a collaboration between a group of Senegalese musicians and Berlin dub-techno legend Mark Ernestus (Basic Channel / Rhythm & Sound), birthed from a series of sizzling sessions in the city of Dakar. Despite the musical, geographical, political and social divisions that exist between them, they make a strikingly autonomous sound; fusing elements of Senegalese Mbalax percussion, Jamaican dub and Berlin minimalism to shake out grooves that are truly out of this world.
In a live setting the group feature singer/MC Mbene Diatta Seck, talking drum master Modou Mbaye, dancer Fatou Wore Mboupsabar, drummer Bada Seck and guitar player Assane “Ndoye” Cisse, as well some young hotshots from the Dakar scene. We’re so delighted to welcome this group to the UK for the first time as part of Counterflows.
Rubadub record-shop stocker, Heated Heads label-head and former John Peel radio assistant, Mark Maxwell (Mother) is regarded by many of one of Glasgow’s best DJs. Mark has an encyclopaedic knowledge that spans everything from techno, house, jungle and dancehall through to avant-garde weirdness, and for this set he’ll be treating us to a special dub set, warming up for Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force.