There’s no doubt switched-on night owls are already aware of Bamao Yendé’s work. The young producer-curator from Cergy, France, is implicitly driven by one and only intention: to break down the barriers that exist in nightlife by cueing up bangers released on his label and destroying dance floors by playing some of the warmest black music produced the last decades.
Yendé has truly electrified the international underground club scene with his energetic afrobeat and is now taking this to festival stages around the world. With his Boukan Records team, Yendé has promoted atmospheres in Paris which were previously marginalized in the capital; between Garage House, Peckham broken beat, Kuduro, Highlife and Batida from the four corners of Africa via Lisbon and ebullient house tuned to the global sound-system.
This performance is presented in the framework of SHAPE (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe)
Photo by: Elias Gomez