Spotlight on the 8 new acts for Couleur Café 2024
Kickstarting the weekend on Friday with a duo that inaugurates the dub lineup – Alpha Steppa & Awa Fall. The distinctive future-dub sound of Alpha Steppa, coupled with Awa Fall's powerful vocals, creates an irresistible blend for soundsystem and reggae-dub enthusiasts.
Next up: Iseo & Dodosound. Hailing from Pamplona, this duo will leave an indelible mark on Saturday, delivering messages infused with love, social justice, and spirituality, expertly weaving together electronic textures and analogue tones. Simultaneously, Tetra Hydro K, a duo of alchemists firmly rooted in the French dub landscape, promises a full-scale experimentation. Over to a whole different ball-game, with the highly awarded saxophonist, Nubya Garcia. Finally, the day will reach its zenith with the undisputed master of dancehall, Busy Signal.
On Sunday, musical whirlwind JPEGMafia will navigate through impactful boom-bap beats, RnB, and trap, resonating with the essence of 2000s rap. The final duo featured in this announcement is none other than Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul, renowned for their impressive live performances. This Ghent-based twosome, with their idiosyncratic and wonderfully ironic electro tracks, infused with techno, funk, and soul elements, promises a genuine musical experience not to be missed. To top off the Sunday, Couleur Café has the honour of welcoming an international icon with an impressive track record: the talented Nigerian singer, songwriter, and composer, Tems. She marks history as the first Nigerian female singer to win a Grammy for Best Melodic Rap Performance, and her collaboration list reads like an anthology: Drake, Future, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Wizkid...
Weekend recap? A musical blast and a summer that looks more appealing than ever.