Afro-punk duo Tshegue join the world music line-up of INmusic festival #13!
The praised Afro-garage duo is hitting the INmusic OTP World stage as part of the Multiculturalism in Music project!
Faty Sy Savanet and Nicolas Dacunha crossed paths some years ago in the Paris suburbs and destiny lead them to form the core axis that makes up Tshegue. Although joined on stage by irreplaceable and extensive percussions and additional vocals, Faty and Nicolas, known also as Dakou, have brought to life a specific combination of tribal, African urban music and garage rock, all spiced up with Faty's fierce rhymes and lyrics and an attitude that cannot be beat. Tshegue truly is a force to be reckoned with, taking the new European scene by storm.
Faty was born and raised in Kinshasa, Congo's capital, but kept her nickname „Tshegue“, the name given to little boys in the streets of Kinshasa. Faty moved to the Parisian suburbs, where she kept both her nickname and attitude, and meet her musical soul mate Dakou, a Paris suburb native. Magic happened and a few years later Tshegue the band was born. Their first EP Survivor was released in June last year and revealed a musical expression deeply rooted in personal experience – „a story of an uprooted path, two feet stuck in the jungle asphalt with its head turned towards ancestral soil“. On Survivor Tshegue easily escape all genre categories revealing a riveting new sound that is an invitation to move that cannot be ignored.
Tshegue are performing as part of the long established project Multiculturalism in Music which proudly presents world music artists from various countries. Its aim is to point out the significance of the influence of "non-western" music on popular culture. The project Multiculturalism in Music seeks to reflect universality in diversity and to point out the significant role "non-Western" cultures play in the formation of modern society, precisely music. Tshegue is joining the INmusic festival line-up with support from the ETEP programme aimed at increasing mobility among up-and-coming European artists.
INmusic #13 will take place at the Isle of Youth in Zagreb's lake Jarun from June 25th to the 27th, 2018. Tshegue will be joining an impressive set of rock greats – Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Interpol, Alice In Chains, David Byrne, St. Vincent, Portugal. The Man, The Kills, Bombino, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Reykjavíkurdætur, Super Besse, and many more. Festival tickets are available online via the official festival webshop for just 53 EUR until March 30th as well as seven day camping tickets for just 33 EUR.