Dope Gal Africa w/ Makossiri – 24th April 2021

Welcome to the second episode of Dope Gal Africa. In this episode,I start off my mix with a rather melancholic but equally beautiful song by the late legend Geoffrey Oryema whose music I was lucky enough to  rediscover as I dug through my dad’s excellent collection of our Acholi tribal music_ a collection filled with pure Acholi gold from Nanga to hard hitting larakaraka dance music _ What resonated with me in Oryema’s poetic  market day   apart from the general brilliance of the  track was his lyrics which sets down some of his views of  life especially in  his metaphoric comparison of life to an onion which when you peel, makes you cry!

I enjoyed creating a melodic journey through  life’s digressive emotional landscape  _spanning genres like ethno- trance, afro tech, amapiano, afro and experimental house_that evoke  various feels like melancholy, love, power,  female pride, joy and resilience.  And I end my mix with a  personal (soon to be released) Club version of  one of my  all time favourite visionary artists’ speech the mighty Nina Simone.

This episode’s guest mix is served by the brilliant and multitalented Kenyan artist MAKOSSIRI. Makossiri is a Producer and Dj who makes club music that defies genre limitations. Rich in narration and soaked in a cinematic atmosphere, her music a blend of hardcore techno, psy-trance, industrial noise, and african rhythms often mixed in with her own live vocals, outerwordly sounds and elements of Afro futurism. Makossiri is currently based in Kampala and  an active member of the extended Nyege Nyege Family.

Air date: 24/04/2021 19:00 - 24/04/2021 20:00

Location: Kenya

Language: English

Show: Dope Gal Africa

Tags: DJ-Set Entertainment Music Information Talk Acholitronics Afrobeat African / Middle Eastern Experimental Hip Hop Afro house Noise Trance rainy storm dark at night cloudy evening light connected Dancing curious Energetic uneasy unsure bright blue floating have a shower running

Tracklist: Catu Diosis Track list
1. Geoffrey Oryema - Market Day
2. Kintar & Delum - Sophie ( Original mix)
3. Mc Yallah ft Scotch Rollex - Omuzira
4. GINA GEANZ - Amagroove
5. C A J O U X - Gotta Lotta Nerve
6. DJ Kalisboy - Gera
7. Dj kalisboy ft Leo Tshabalala & team Xocoteiro - Pilinha
8. SHE Spells Doom - Drums of Affliction
9. Biga Yut - Cash boss
10. Catu Diosis - Only For you ( Unreleased Nina Simone Tribute)

Makossiri Tracklist
1.Success - Lord Spikeheart ft Scotch Rolex
2. Tek Ka- Makossiri
3. Rhealand- Mornhrea
5. Mwana- Nkisi
6. Hakuna Kulala - Rey Sapiens
7. Barulho - Gato Preto
8. Nang'o - Labdi
9.Bashiri- Moonchild Sanelly
10. King Kong - Magugu
11. Teba Ku Mabega - Mc Yallah
12. Amedeke Menyao - Delasi
13. Onge Nying - Janabii ft Lafam, Logical truth