CANCELLED - The Balaphonik Sound System
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About The Event
RouteStock is honoured to present The Balaphonik Sound System aka Alexandre Scalisi - a multi-instrumentalist who has participated in various musical projects. Using all genres, from gnawa to reggae to hiphop to afrobeat and beyond, he studies rhythm in all its forms, through his travels.
Balaphonik Sound System embarks on his most personal project. Everything is produced live in the purest tradition of the troubadour musician.
Traditional instruments such as the balafon, the didgeridoo, the hurdy-gurdy and other gimbals mingle with the machines, the bass synth, and the beat box, all linked by a song-dialect and orchestrated by the loop station. It is a lively mixtape, combined with a dose of improvisation, with a universal language.
Alexandre created his own mode of expression, based on emotional onomatopoeias. He explores the possibilities of the voice as an instrument and as a vehicle for interior landscapes.
He creates his universe steeped in dub, reggae, electro, hiphop influences, with sounds that are contemporary, traditional and often ethnic. It brings together in a unique style the soundscapes of the world and rapidly changing music.
Dynamic and of insatiable creativity, Balaphonik Sound System makes the body dance and refreshes minds…
If that's not enough - Balaphonik will be perfectly supported by Some Kinda Cultcha on the decks with roots and rhythms from the global underground with visuals to light up the dance floor. Music from around the world; from Afro-funk to Caribbean calypso, Andean electronics to Balkan brass...outernational riddims for the hearts, minds, hips and feet.