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Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL South Kensington
In partnership with the V&A we're delighted to present an evening of music in the V&A's Grand Entrance, as part of their Refugee Week Programme.
We've invited three brilliant DJs down for the evening, who we'll be announcing over the coming weeks.
~ Mr Bongo
Mr Bongo began their journey in Venezuela 30 years ago – filling suitcases with amazing latin records to bring back to Europe. And it has continued ever since; private warehouse visits in the US, dusty back street basements in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser-known spots in Europe and Asia. Mr Bongo bring eclectic and unexpected Brazilian, Latin, African, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and Psychedelic flavours to the dance-floor with a seemingly bottomless stock of weird and wonderful selections.
Zipprah (Mia Zur-Szpiro) is Editor and Head of Film for the UK music platform, Stamp The Wax. Mia unearths cutting-edge musical talents and scenes from all around the world, with her unique films, features and record digging. From Nairobi hip-hop, Vancouver house, Palestinian bass, Melbourne soul, Bristolian Dub, Japanese Jazz, Israeli techno and more, there is no sound and place Mia isn't interested in. Mia uses music and documentary film to cross borders and start conversations, originally from London, Mia is now based in Tel Aviv, where she is working closely with local talents, making several films and diving into the Middle East's music scene; as heard in her regular radio shows for Stamp The Wax and takeovers on Worldwide FM.
~ Dego (2000Black)
As the head of the enigmatic 2000BLACK imprint and revered as one of London’s most important musical visionaries, Dego continues to pioneer forward-thinking soulful music across all tempos and is never restrained by genre, only influenced by quality.
Recognized as an award-winner, tastemaker, songwriter, international DJ and genre defying music producer, Dego focuses on generating and performing soulful sounds that often forge into the unknown territories of black music. Making genre guidelines obsolete, Dego has subsequently heavily influenced the evolutionary course of underground electronica and the electro-soul sound.