Fri. 01.03.2019 20:00 - Sat. 02.03.2019 03:00
Same Same But Different

Same Same Night III

Dur Dur Band / Otim Alpha + Free SSBD-Closing Party with Kampire (Nyege Nyege) & Bafana
Fri 01.03. 2019
Sat 02.03. 2019
20:00 - 03:00
  • Fri 01.03. 2019
    Sat 02.03. 2019
    20:00 - 03:00

First Belgian show from Somali funk & disco pioneers

Same Same Nights

A festival would not be worthy of the name without parties. We are organising three nightlife events with the same theme and atmosphere.

Dur Dur Band

In the 80s, the Somali capital of Mogadishu was known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. A place where freedom, music and nightlife reigned. A haven for progressive, African bands, including Dur Dur Band with their vibrant African funk about music and desire. Mogadishu was a blossoming metropolis, until everything changed in the 90s. In 1991 the dictator Mohamed Siad Barre assumed power and sent the country spiralling into civil war. Under the pressure and threat of extremist groups, Dur Dur Band was forced to end their music career.

For years, illegal bootleg cassettes of their music were shared around, hand to hand. In 2018, however, a worldwide reissue of their first two albums was on the cards after Samy Ben Redjeb – a big fan and the founder of the renowned Analog Africa label – managed to get his hands on the original master tapes. The reissues of ‘Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1 & 2’ sold out in no time, even flying off the shelves in Ghent’s Music Mania record store. In 2019 the collective is again breathing new life into their music career and will perform their first ever Belgian show on 1 March in Vooruit’s very own Balzaal. This most funkiest of revivals is not to be missed!


Otim Alpha (aftershow)

Armed with his stringed instruments the adunga and the nganga, Ugandan musician Otim Alpha started out his career playing at weddings. His traditional, Ugandan instruments evoke the melancholy of the harp. Gradually he began to experiment by combining wedding music with electronica. The result? An infectious mix of Ugandan folk and upbeat, energetic electronica. With that, he conjured up an entirely new genre and became a pioneer in the local music scene. Get ready for some dancefloor madness with this unique aftershow to follow the funky set of Dur Dur Band.


Free afterparty with Kampire (dj-set)

The Ugandan DJ and producer Kampire is a member of the Nyege Nyege Tapes collective. One of the pearls of the East African music landscape. The electronica collective and label organises parties and festivals across Uganda and expresses resistance to the conservative laws rooted in the colonial past. Thanks to these underlying political messages, their DJs, including Kampire, are among the most sought-after DJs of the African continent. With her combo of tropical bass and African electronica, Kampire has set many a dance floor on fire, and now she’s bringing the fire to Europe. The perfect afterparty for a scorching night of concerts.



20:00 Doors
20:30 Dur Dur Band
22:30 Otim Alpha (aftershow) Otim Alpha (aftershow)
23:30 Kampire (dj-set)
00:30 Bafana (dj-set)

Presale ends at 17:00! There will be tickets available at the doors! Free afterparty from 22:00!  


Fri 01.03 - Balzaal Vooruit
€20 / 17 (presale)
Music / nightlife  


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