“Madlib last visited San Francisco in December 2011 to debut his collaboration with Freddie Gibbs. For his return to the Bay Area, he’s put together an evening focusing on one of his favorite musical scenes from the lost but not forgotten past: the Southern African nation of Zambia’s vibrant 70s rock scene. This is the Sound of Zamrock.
Madlib has championed Zamrock’s heroes on his Beat Konducta in Africa (sampling from the likes of WITCH and Paul Ngozi); his DJ sets feature rarities from the scene; he and the rapper formerly known as Mos Def have been discussing a trip to Zambia to record a collaborative album.
At this special Madlib Medicine Show, Madlib will put together a DJ set that weaves his trademark hip-hop beats with Zamrock classics. He’s also brought WITCH’s last remaining member, bandleader Emmanuel “Jagari” Chanda from Zambia to San Francisco to perform Zamrock Live for the first time to a public audience in North America.
Rounding out the bill is Now-Again Records’ Egon, Madlib’s partner in Madlib Invazion, and the man behind the resurgence of interest in the Zamrock movement. As the label ramps up its undertakings to document the lost gems from this isolated yet genius movement in 2013, they partnered up with Urban Outfitters to bring a Zamrock collection into the chain this spring.” – Rappcats
Limited edition Rock Konducta 45 made for Madlib’s show in San Francisco
Friday June 7th 2013 at 1015 Folsom Doors: 10 pm Ages: 21+ TICKET LINK
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