ROUSING ACCORDEON DANCE MUSIC FROM CAPE VERDE
He must be eighty by now, Bitori the founder of the funaná, the fiery, fast accordion music from Cape Verde. Originally from the island of Santiago he developed his own ‘ wild ‘ style in the 1950s. This rousing dance music has become immensely popular among Cape Verdeans, which wasn’t always the case. Under Portuguese rule the funaná was banned because of its debauchery and alleged links to the freedom struggle. In addition many Cape Verdeans despised the style, it was too peasant-like. Since the reissue of his album on the Analog Africa label Bitori has gained unexpected worldwide attention. The way Bitori handles the gaita (Acordeon) is still unmatched, hounded by drums, percussion and ferrinho (iron grate) and with the support of bass and vocals, people will be dancing everywhere they go, get ready to get your sweat on!
WAAR EN WANNEER
SUN 8 JULY 2018
21:00 – 22:00