Sat 14 July 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Levontin 7 - Levontin 7, Tel Aviv, 100 NIS
Ottis Alpha for the first time in Israel!
Otis Alpha is a singer and musician from Uganda. With his piano friend / producer Leo Paleyeng, Utim Alpha has adapted traditional wedding songs using the computer to achieve a unique combination of electronic sounds and traditional musical instruments. The resulting music is rhythmic, sweeping and dancing.
“You may not have heard of electro acholi, but Otim Alpha’s debut cassette on Nyege Nyege Tapes describes to make the genre every bit as popular as South Africa’s Shangaan electro. Recorded over an 11-year period, it’s an infectious introduction to the style, an electronic reinterpretation of the Acholi region’s traditional ‘larakaraka’ wedding dances. “- FACT MAgazine
The music of the two went out with Nyege Nyyege, one of the most important record labels of African music today, exposing contemporary street music from central Africa in its authentic form.