There is a unifying drive on the coronary heart of Kampire Bahana’s work. For a number of years now, the Ugandan DJ and author has been on the helm of the nation’s dance music scene, inspiring crowds all through East-Africa and, extra lately, throughout Europe and past. In striving not solely to create an electrical environment on the dancefloor but in addition to unite an enormous neighborhood within the combat towards oppression and marginalisation, Kampire has rapidly grow to be one of the very important figures within the continent’s membership cultural sphere.
Born to Ugandan mother and father and raised in Zambia, the DJ has spoken previously about how her upbringing impressed a robust appreciation of pan-African cultures from an early age. It resonates all through her units, wherein up to date and conventional kinds merge to create a vibrant power that after caught, is inconceivable to shake. Sounds veer with rhythmic aptitude from tropical bass, Kuduro, East and South African home, Congolese music, Acholitronix, Afrobeats and Soukous, all combining to present underrepresented artists and genres the platform they deserve.
A core member of Uganda’s Nyege Nyege collective – whose label we’re additionally suitably obsessive about - Kampire broke up an in depth European tour this summer season to play at Nyege Nyege festival within the Ugandan city of Jinja. The annual occasion – extra on which you'll learn under – is one more testomony to the unifying energy of what Kampire and her friends do. A progressive, LGBTQ+ optimistic competition in a rustic the place oppression and marginalisation are rife for girls and minorities, it served as soon as once more to present a worldwide platform to a youthful and decided neighborhood that's extra mobilised than ever earlier than.
Ahead of her continued European tour that can see her enjoying at Unsound, Sheffield’s No Bounds competition, London’s Bussey Building and extra, we caught up with Kampire to be taught extra about her vibrant sound and very important work.
She additionally served up an hour of remarkable tracks that's assured to have you ever in your toes for its 60-minute period. Play loud.