30.03.2018 – Philophon Night V feat.: Lee Doudou & The Polyversal Souls (live)

We’re happy to invite you to an evening of Highlife music live on stage with:

Lee Doudou & The Polyversal Souls (live)
Basa Basa/ Sahara Akwantuo (7’inch/ DL) out on Philophon soon!
Pre-order your copy on Bandcamp: https://philophon.bandcamp.com/

Dj support by: The Soulvendor (Tropical Timewarp)
Afrofunk – Soukous – Cumbia – Afro Latin & Tropical

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The best lifestyle is Highlife style!

As the lead singer of George Darko’s legendary Burger-Highlife hit-band, Lee Dodou became the number one voice of 80’s Highlife. Born in Kumasi, the epicenter of Ghanaian Highlife, he came to Berlin in the late 70’s – by then the uprising epicenter of Burger-Highlife – to work as a back-up-singer for Pat Thomas. After joining and leaving Georg Darko and running his own band „Kantata“, he stopped releasing music in the early 90’s. Now, Philophon is proud to present new recordings of his soulful genius to the world of 2018.

philophon night vol5webBasa Basa is a song in the classic „concert party“ style, as it was played in the glorious 60’s. After a firey horn introduction Lee takes over in that funny and entertaining manner typical for „concert party“ music. Buzz Duncker joins Lee’s phrases with some gentle clarinet. Highlife at its best!

Sahara Akwantuo is anything but a classic: it’s the start of a kind of philophonic Highlife, labeled as Kraut-Life. Ghanaian love of life meets German romantic melancholy. Happy rhythms meet mysterious synth landscapes. Eternal summertime and mangos are meeting a wet winter world and roast apples. Kraut-Life at its best!

 

 

Philophon on Bandcamp: https://philophon.bandcamp.com/

Freitag 30.03.2018
Beginn: 20Uhr / Konzert 21Uhr/ Ende 23:59Uhr
Burg Schnabel
Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg

Präsentiert von: Tropical Timewarp

Bela Patrutzi – Celestial Motherships Vol. 2 – Mixtape

Our man Bela Patrutzi has been busy digging deep in his box of treasures the last few weeks and has put together a magical mix for your listening pleasure. Enjoy a journey through Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast with a sublime selection of Highlife, Soukous & Edo-Funk!

Check out his blog: www.mothershipsleeves.org for some more rare gems and a fantastic selection of cover art!

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02.03.2018 Tropical Timewarp meets Kréyol / Klunkerkranich

We’re happy to start another season at our beloved Klunkerkranich!
Prepare yourself for a evening and night of tropical grooves from across the globe.
For the season opening Berlin’s most wanted tropicalists joining forces to serve you contemporary & vintage music from the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean, the humid studios of Kinshasa, Brazaville, Mumbai and beyond…

Paleque – Afrofunk – Soukous – Highlife – Cumbia – Pachanga – Dub – Puxa

Bar:
The Soulvendor (Tropical Timewarp/ Kréyol)
Coco Maria (Kréyol/ I Dream Of Piranhas – Cashmere Radio)
BestMate? (Tropical Timewarp)

Hinter den Alpen:
Dj Nomad (Kréyol/ Africaine 808)
Eli Pavel (Kréyol/ OYE Record Store)
Bela Patrutzi (Tropical Timewarp/ mothershipsleeves.org)

www.tropicaltimewarp.org
https://soundcloud.com/tropical-timewarp
https://www.mixcloud.com/Tropical_Timewarp/
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