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Film Africa presents
Tuesday 31 October
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In a nutshell
An exciting collaboration between ELO MORTON of Hungarian reggae collective Irie Maffia and M3NSA, one half of the FOKN BOIS, performing their unique mix of African electronica for the first time in London.
RedRed – a popular Ghanaian dish made from black-eyed peas, red pepper and red palm oil. It’s also an exciting enterprise between Budapest based DJ/Producer ELO MORTON, of the multifaceted Hungarian reggae collective Irie Maffia, and MOBO nominated musician, filmmaker and pioneer of Ghana’s contemporary Hiplife music genre, M3NSA, who is also one half of enigmatic rap duo FOKN BOIS. RedRed’s sound encompasses trap, afrobeat and house elevated by a live band. The pair met in 2012, when ELO produced the album The FOKN Dunaquest in Budapest, sparking this exciting cross-culture project.
ELO and M3NSA have worked with artists including Femi Kuti, Damon Albarn and Asa, and have produced music for Nneka, and Sena Dagadu’s forthcoming project. RedRed’s debut single, Ghetto, features Ghana’s biggest music star Sarkodie, and their follow up, Finders Keepers, is an uptempo dance love song featuring Sena with visuals shot in Malta. Their latest single, Sisimbo, features stunning visuals shot in Sri Lanka, solidifying their place as the ultimate cross-culture music making machine. Catch them perform live for the first time in London.
Brought to you by Film Africa, the Royal African Society’s annual festival of contemporary African cinema. The festival will run from 27 October to 5 November at venues across London.
What to Expect
Woven with introspective lyrics and fusing dance music influences from M3NSA and ELO’s African and European connections, pushing the dial back to charged up 90s house, warbly garage basslines, and dreamy synths.
What people are saying
'RedRed…is sure to make a mark on dancefloors.' - Fader
'To help serve up their first helping of African-influenced techno rap, Ghana’s prolific MC Sarkodie is on hand to make sure it all goes down a treat.' - The Guardian
Find out more
Watch: RedRed - How Far
Things you should know
Suitable for ages 18+
This event is wheelchair accessible.