Dj Zhao [Germany]
- Title: Dj Zhao [Germany]
- Author: Relja Bobić / DIS-PATCH
- Date: 01.06
- Tags: music, performance, visual arts, workshop, youth
DJ Zhao brings the best contemporary and classic dance music together from wildly different times and places, with focus on Africa.
Informed of up-to-the-minute global street styles such as Afro-Electro, Angolan-House, Kuduro, Coupe Decale, Naija, Rai, and Cumbia, as well as drawing upon the wealth of sonic traditions worldwide such as Juju, Gwo Ka, Rumba, Taraab, and Persian Classical, Dj Zhao fuses ancestral rhythms and urban bass pressure. With Mashup and Re-Edit work directly connecting "East" and "West", acoustic and electronic, traditional and hyper-modern, Dj Zhao creates hybrid genres such as Gamelan-Step, Sufi-Bass, or Acid-Zouk, making "Ancient-Futurist" musical collages at once mind expanding and floor smashing. Amateur ethno-musicologist and professional booty shaker.
Dj Zhao is an International Sound Ambassador not only talking about, but demonstrating through raw sound experience, the underlying unity of all earth cultures. Performing solo and with NGOMA Soundsystem which includes German Percussionist Marcel, Multi-Instrumentalist Matchume from Mozambique, Cuban Trumpeter El Congo, and various other musicians.