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5 African Acts to Check Out at Sónar 2022

The Barcelona-based festival returns with a fresh slate of African electronic music.

After a pandemic two-year hiatus, the Sónar music festival gets back to life in Barcelona. This is a unique year for the Catalan festival, which has stood for almost two decades as a spearhead in the electronic music landscape, whether in club music-oriented sounds or extreme breakbeat noise.

Not only is the festival making its comeback edition, but it also features a number of African artists and African-related performances that have never been seen before. From Pongo's neo-kuduro to the Nyege Nyege-signed genre-bending trio Scotch Rolex, MC Yallah and Lord Spikeheart, don't sleep on these five acts—they're just the tip of the iceberg of an African take on global dance floors.

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SaBBo's Zouk Bass 'Talking Doll'

Watch a Kutiman-directed video for SaBBo's zouk bass joint "Talking Doll"

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