KnockanStockan Goes Global

Beats From Abroad!

Here’s a flavour of some of the international acts you should be sure to catch this weekend.

DJ Tahira

All the way from Brazil, we’re delighted to welcome Sao Paulo’s DJ Tahira. He make’s his Irish festival debut at KnockanStockan this July.

Cutting his teeth on the Sao Paulo DJ circuit in the ’90s, Tahira has become famous for championing all varieties of Afro-Brazilian music, styles that are often overlooked by western DJs in favour of the heavily American influenced Brazilian boogie and disco sounds. His edits have become staples for DJs such as Francois K, Gilles Peterson, Nightmares on Wax and more. His recently released edit of Gilberto Gil’s “Toda Menina Baiana” received the seal of approval from Gil himself.

Lunch Money

London band Lunch Money are a new breed of psychedelic jazz. Adventurous compositions that keep both body and mind fully engaged, the music juxtaposes expansive textures with off-kilter hooks and rhythms. Deep basslines rub shoulders with angular post-punk guitar riffs, floating synths and horns, all blending onto a head nodding syncopated drum beat. A heady brew of Dilla, Davis and Kraut.


Afro-Brazillian Percussion Workshop – Drums and Bodies

Does the sound comes from the drum or from the body? Could the body be a drum? Could the drum be a body? The search to understand these questions is the goal of Victor Rama’s Drums and Bodies workshop. Rama, a Drummer/Percussionist/Pianist/Producer and Capoeira Fighter, uses Afro-brazillian rhythms to stimulate people’s creativity of all ages and gender. He will lead a series of activities with lots of rhythms and interaction between body and drum.


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