Listen to a special mix of cosmic African disco by Xander Ferreira ahead of his DJ set at the opening of Nataal's New African Photography II

Xander Ferreira will be spinning some special records at the Nataal: New African Photography II and Malick Sidibé: The Eye of Modern Mali exhibition opening this Thursday 4 May, from 6-9pm, at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn.

Musician, artist, philosopher and friend of Nataal, this South African Renaissance man now calls New York home. It’s here that you’ll find him DJing behind the decks as the Happy Show DJs or crooning on stage with this band, the True Tones, among his many other feel-good pursuits.

To get us all in the mood for the launch event, Ferreira has kindly made Nataal this mix. The Grand African Discoteque 1 features “cosmic African disco spanning the continent and the mind.” Enjoy!

1. Oh Yeh Soweto - Teaspoon & The Waves
2. A Cause De Toi - Grégoire Lawani
3. Tires Song - Sound Track Orchestra & Silvy
4. Disco Dancer - Kiki Gyan
5. Soweto Sunset - Harari
6. I Wanna Be Myself - Don Laka
7. Born to Boogie - Steve Watson
8. Jhoom Le - Cyntia
9. Hang On - Nana Love
10. Watch Out - Joni Haastrup
11. Toitoi - Marumo

Read Nataal’s 2016 interview with Xander Ferriera here

Read about the exhibitions here

To RSVP to the exhibition opening

Nataal: New African Photography II runs from 4-14 May at Red Hook Labs, 133 Imlay St, Brooklyn, New York, open 10am-6pm daily

Photography Malick Sidibé, courtesy Magnin-A and 1:54

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Published on 02/05/2017