Alexandre Francisco Diaphra is a Portuguese beatmaker, MC and multimedia artist of Bissau-Guinean and Angolan descent. He creates a music which mixes rhythms from West Africa, poetry, jazz and hip hop influences. He took part to the albums and European tours of Batida, an Angolan afro-electro. In july 2015, he released the first album of his solo project : Diaphra’s Blackbook of the Beats on the Swiss label Mental Groove : « One of those concept albums that you listen in one go, slightly magic and organic, which leads us in a psychedelic journey across experimental jazz, abstract beat, aerial hip-hop, while allowing tryout and mistakes. The sweet voice of AF Diaphra delivers words coated with Portuguese poetry by speaking, rapping or singing. » (Djolo). He shows his whole creative process in his 30 minutes film produced by Manuel Bello and himself which comes along with his album. Half documentary and half…
Emeka Ogboh connects to places with his senses of hearing and taste. Through his audio installations and gastronomic works, Ogboh explores how private, public, collective memories and histories are translated, transformed and encoded into sound and food. These works contemplate how sound and food capture existential relationships, frame our understanding of the world and provide a context in which to ask critical questions on immigration, globalization, and post-colonialism. Ogboh has participated in numerous exhibitions including documenta 14, (2017), Athens and Kassel, Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017), the 56th edition of La Biennale di Venezia, Italy (2015), and Dakar Biennale (2014). Ogboh was awarded Prize the Sharjah Biennial 14 prize with Otobong Nkanga, and in 2018 was shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize.