DJ Set, in the Foyer.
The Bourse de Commerce will feature an evening devoted to the new contemporary electronic scenes, ranging from the radical sounds of singeli from Tanzania to the fast-paced trans bail funk from Brazil and to futurist punk from Barcelona. The evening opens with Franco-Guadeloupian producer Mookie, a member of the cutting edge Jokkoo Collective in Barcelona. He will be followed by Badsista, a major figure in São Paulo’s underground scene, and the mother-daughter singeli duo from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Queen Asher & Rehema Tajiri, for their first-ever live show in France. The evening will conclude with a set from DJ Travella, the young virtuoso of Tanzanian singeli.
A bar will be open during the performances.
Open until 12:30 a.m.
- 9 p.m.: Doors open to the public
- 9 –10:30 p.m.: Mookie (DJ set)
- 10:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.: Badsista (DJ set)
- 12:00 – 12:45 a.m.: Queen Asher & Rehema Tajiri (Live)
- 12:45 – 1:30 a.m.: DJ Travella (DJ set)
Mookie is a DJ and Franco-Guadeloupian producer. A key figure in Barcelona’s Afro-diasporan experimental collective Jokkoo, he is known for his chaotic, punk rhythmic universe. He grew up in north-western France, where he played jungle, drum’n’bass, dubstep, and grime. He then moved to Manchester, England, where his love for punk music melded with electronica. He currently lives in Barcelona, where he forms part of various musical and visual arts projects, such as BLKM3TA.
Brazilian MC and DJ Badsista is one of the major figures of the underground musical scene in São Paulo, Brazil. Known for playing sped-up Brazilian trance and funk, Badsista performs high-energy sets featuring rave, funk carioca, and bass tracks. Committed to fighting for inclusiveness in the music scene, she is the founder of the LGBTQIA+ collective Bandida. She is also a member of the collective Tormenta.
Queen Asher & Rehema Tajiri
The mother-daughter duo of Queen Asher & Rehema Tajiri – respectively MC and DJ-producer – major figures in the singeli scene of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, will give their first-ever live performance in France.
Rehema Tajiri’s performing career began in the 2000s, as a singer and dancer in the Congolese and Tanzanian rumba scene. She ventured into zouk and then singeli, a musical genre native to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania that combines pop music with traditional polyrhythms, an ode to dancing for its ultra-fast rhythms. In 2018, Tajiri was invited by the Ugandan festival Nyege Nyege, where singeli was introduced to the the whole world by Boiler Room. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Queen Asher is the first female singeli DJ. She is also a producer, creating rhythms for her mother.
Together, they form a fantastic duo that has pushed singeli to an entirely new level, with their unique combination of youthful, explosive energy and sheer vocal power. The duo debuted at the Nyege Nyege Festival in 2022 and the CTM Festival in January 2023. Their first album is slated for release at the end of this year.
DJ Travella is a 22-year-old producer who lives in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Nursed on singeli, he breathes new life into the genre by injecting it with a cybernetic energy. The track Crazy Beat Music Umeme 2 (2022), a hyperactive rave polyphony, secured his reputation among audiences, and his feverish DJ sets, Bluetooth keyboard in hand, have
turned him into one of the most fascinating figures of the new singeli scene.
The event was conceived together with French musician Low Jack.