The BGC All-Nighter Starring JJ Whitefield
THIS FRIDAY, after a six-week tour across Europe and China, JAN WEISSENFELDT aka JJ WHITEFIELD (Poets of Rhythm/ Ninja Tune, Karl Hector & the Malcouns) and ERNESTO CHAHOUD (BGC / BBE!) are back to celebrate the release of Ernesto's comp of 1970s Ethiopian rarities "TAITU" at this week's Beirut Groove Collective.
The power DJ duo have set dancefloors across Europe on fire with their eclectic sets of 1970s Ethio Stompers, Arabic Funk, '60s Garage and Wild Punkers (BGC regulars you know the score!) and now they're in town to put the Beirut cherry on top! Add BGC DJs Brother Jackson and Natalie Shooter into the mix and we've got one hell of a meaty lineup! Join us for another BGC wild dancing party! The BGC familia will be going ALL NIGHT LONG!
ABOUT JJ WHITEFIELD
JJ Whitefield, mastermind of seminal German retro-funkateers
the Poets Of Rhythm (Daptone Records, Ninja Tune), progressive Afro-Kraut combo Karl Hector & The Malcouns, as well as new Afro-Rock sensation Johnny!, has been rocking dancefloors from Sao Paulo to Tokyo and everywhere in between. His collaborative work with legendary Ghanaian Highlife master Ebo Taylor and Zambian rock hero Jagari Chanda (WITCH) focused his collecting habits to rare African sounds from the ’70s. Afrobeat, Ethiopian Jazz, Zamrock as well as Island Funk and Psychedelic Soul from all over the world define his musical menu.
ABOUT THE BGC:
The BGC combines the DJ efforts of Beirut Groove Collective co-founder Ernesto Chahoud (***and his record store/label Darsko), filmmaker and BGC turntable veteran Jackson Allers, and longtime collector, digging connoisseur, writer and super smooth DJ of all things soul Natalie Shooter! Together with their BGC cohorts, they run the only Strictly Vinyl weekly club night in the Arab world - featuring the finest 60s and 70s floorshaking music - Ethiopian Bangers, Northern Soul, Deep Funk, 60s Garage, Soul, Breakbeat, Prog-Rock, Mod, Lebanese stompers, Arabic psychedelia, Motown.
Free Before Midnight
10000 After Midnight
THE BGC IS A NON-SMOKING EVENT. EXPOSING OURSELVES TO A SEALED IN SMOKE CHAMBER WEEK AFTER WEEK IS A DISSERVICE TO YOU AND TO US. THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE SUPPORTING THIS DECISION! SEE YOU FRIDAY!
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