Our recommedations for Zwarte Cross

Zwarte Cross – 12 till 15 July – Lichtenvoorde!
A festival with a bizarre mix of motocross, music, stunts, theatre, humour and a lot of craziness and spectacle. The combination of these seemingly different worlds makes for a unique celebration worldwide that is worth attending. Our recommedations are:

IDIOTAPE
Fr 13 July // Time: TBC
Exoticana

South Korean electronic trio Idiotape formed in 2008 in Seoul.  Producer and synthesizer player Dguru, who is also a highly-respected DJ in Korea, and synthesizer player Zeze teamed up with the simple goal of making “fun and enjoyable music”. Drummer DR (formerly of Seoul pop-punk / pop-rock act Sugar Donut) was brought on board in early 2010..

Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar
Fr 13 July // Time: TBC
Megatent

Shantel is the audible side of a different Germany. He is the first to have injected a cosmopolitan sound into the local pop culture. In his case, migration can be heard and danced to. He plays musical treasures from south-eastern Europe, the Mittle East or the Mediterranean in a new context, making it possible to experience intuitively the cultural it originated in.

ROMPERAYO
Sun 15 July // Time: TBC
Exoticana

Romperayo sounds like a fast moving musical journey through Colombian tropical folklore, a mischievous and modern interpretation of the up-tempo rhythms of descarga and the psychedelic sounds of 70s cumbia. Expect musical fireworks that don’t only move your hips and feet, but also direct  your brain into a blissful mood.

GASPER NALI
Sun 15 July // Time: TBC
Exoticana

With his 3 metre one-stringed Babatoni bass guitar, Gasper Nali has taken the internet by storm. Over 18 million people have seen videos of him playing his bouncy and catchy Afro-beats by the shores of Lake Malawi. Gasper is a Kwela tradition one-man-band, singing and playing the Babatoni with a stick and an empty beer bottle. His left foot on a locally fashioned kick pedal, he’s stomping the relentlessly driving rhythm on a cow skin bass drum. His songs are sung in the national language of Chichewa, but although his sound and melodies are upbeat and positive, they often portray darker subject matters and social issues.