IND!E FUSE 2012: DAY 1 [PHOTO SELECTA]

HANDS UP.

HANDS UP.

If you were at IND!E FUSE 2012 this past weekend, then you know we had an INSANELY good time. Wow! Thanks Accra for coming out last Friday + Saturday and showing your support for independent African music.

We got photos from DAY 1 at The Republic Bar + Grill in Osu. We jam-packed the joint out with 500 people and more spilling onto the street. Our mashup boutique featured the Afro-electric sounds of supa dope DJs – Jason Kleatsh, Kweku Ananse, SanSe and DJ Kev with live performances by Rumor, Looney the TKR, Oga Chux, Steloo, Eli and Fatau Keita.

Our MASTA MC – Mawuli Fudoglo – kept everyone in stitches with his silly swag and funky boogie.

FUDOGLO + DJ KEV WARM IT UP

FUDOGLO + DJ KEV WARM IT UP

Like any good block party, the drinks keep pouring and bodies go on shaking. The sound system was a beast so folks couldn’t help but shake a leg. Thanks to the massive mojo of our DJs and live artists – the party kept climbing until 4am in the morning – leaving loads of people in sweaty honeysuckle bliss.

What a blast! Take a journey through our photo selecta of IND!E FUSE 2012: Day 1 right here. All photos taken by ACCRA [dot] ALT.

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RED LIGHT SPECIAL

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IND!E FUSE 2012 Promo x TAWIAH

Peep @TawiahMusic‘s special IND!E FUSE shout out to you right here!

The 2-day live electro music mashup – IND!E FUSE began last night with massive sounds and late-night dancing at The Republic Bar + Grill. Stay tuned to see exclusive photos from the show. Then jam down with us TONIGHT at Alliance Francaise (7:30 -11pm, 10ghc).

18 amazing live music performers over two days…it’s the best bang for your cedi, chale.

IND!E FUSE 2012 Promo x YAA PONO

YAA PONO at IND!E FUSE, Dec. 2011 [photo by Francis Kokoroko]

YAA PONO at IND!E FUSE, Dec. 2011 [photo by Francis Kokoroko]

Point blank, YAA PONO is a freestyle beast. His compelling storytelling, witty timing and delicious cadence makes this MC someone to check out.

He joins IND!E FUSE again after giving last year’s audience a small taste of what he can do. Yaa Pono’s dropping brand new material on the IND!E FUSE mainstage this Saturday, December 15th, 7:30 – 11:00pm, Alliance Francaise. You definitely want to be there for this!

Check out this small preview and see how the Uptown Energy Crew gets down. Tema, How Be?!

See YAA PONO live at IND!E FUSE 2012 | @TheRealYaaPono

IND!E FUSE 2012 Promo x LADY JAY

LADY JAY WAH [photo by Sefa Nkansa]

LADY JAY WAH [photo by Sefa Nkansa]

We’ve watched LADY JAY – the princess of Pidgen Music – hone her craft into a sweet honeycomb over the past year. With Sewor Okudzeto‘s A.R.T. [African Relaxation Techniques], Lady has been in the kitchen mixing and flipping it live at intimate spots and large-scale joints across Accra and West Africa [this past October she performed at Felabration in Lagos].

All too excited we are to see what she will throw down at IND!E FUSE this year. For a little taste of what you’ll see Saturday, check out Lady Jay letting go in this video:

See LADY JAY live at IND!E FUSE 2012 | @LadyJayWah

 

IND!E FUSE 2012: Tawiah’s in the Building [Accra]

TAWIAH

TAWIAH

We’re literally freaked that TAWIAH is rocking IND!E FUSE this year on Sat. Dec. 15th at Alliance Francaise. We’ve been fans for a stone cold minute now – ESPECIALLY after she made jaws drop and tongues seize at PY Annan’s Bless the Mic Christmas Concert in 2008. And it was on an impromptu tip at that, chale.

Bold, out-there-somewhere chords, funky confidence and a laid-back spirit. Did we say we’re amped?

Tawiah’s back in Ghana for the first time in four years and boy, has this London gal been busy. She’s worked on tracks with literally everyone – including Cee-Lo, Wale, Eric Lau, GhostPoet, Smiler + Professor Green and Mark Ronson among a slew of other dope artists.

Peep homegirl in action with Mark Ronson’s band making Glastonbury [2008] go wild:

And ripping it at a Put Me On It event in London:

Catch TAWIAH live at IND!E FUSE 2012 | @TawiahMusic

IND!E FUSE 2012 Promo x SANKWAS BOIS

Get ready for all-out hilarity if you intend to watch the videos in this post. The Sankwas Bois (aka the Wack Rappers) are hosting the IND!E FUSE 2012 mainstage show at Alliance Francaise this Saturday, December 15th from 7:30 – 11:00pm. Their co-host is PY Annan of Viasat 1’s The One Show. Tickets are available for purchase for 10ghc at the front gate starting at 7pm.

Check out Mutombo da Poet and Simpol Tinz at work:

See the Sankwas Bois live at IND!E FUSE 2012 | @sankwasbois | @MutombodaPoet | @Simpol_Tinz

On FRIDAY<DEC14th, catch our mashup boutique at The Republic Bar + Grill in Osu (make the first right after Frankie’s, place is on your right). We’re starting the party @9:00pm with DJ sets from Jason Kleatsh, Kweku Ananse, SanSe and DJ Kev and collabos with Rumor [Skillions Records], HollaBlak, Looney the TKR, Oga Chuxx, Steloo + Yaw P, Eli and Fatul. 5ghc @ the door.

IND!E FUSE 2012 Promo x FOKN BOIS

Wanlov the Kubolor x M3NSA = FOKN BOIS. These guys have had a busy 2012 taking their nomad magic music across the globe including a super hectic tour schedule throughout Europe.

Don’t be fooled by their fables, the FOKN BOIS get crazy flow. Check out the videos below and tell us what you think.

Better yet see the pidgin doctors perform live this Saturday, December 15th at Alliance Francaise, 7:30 – 11:00pm.This marks the group’s final show for the year.

WANLOV:

M3NSA:

See the FOKN BOIS live at IND!E FUSE 2012 | @FOKNBOIS | @wanlov | @mensamusic

 

IND!E FUSE Promo x ECXTREME LYRICAL WANZAM

Hands down one of the dopest MCS you’ve probably never heard of. Dude definitely spits fire. Like dayyyuuuumm….

We’re happy to have LYRICAL WANZAM join the show this year. May he stretch you with his AfroPolyTank flows and his chicken strut [*watch the video to find out what the scooby doo hell we’re talking about].

Check Wanzam in action on the IND!E FUSE 2012 mainstage this Saturday, December 15th from 7:30 – 11:00pm at Alliance Francaise.

See LYRICAL WANZAM live at IND!E FUSE 2012 | @LyricalWanzam

On FRIDAY<DEC14th, catch our mashup boutique at The Republic Bar + Grill in Osu (make the first right after Frankie’s, place is on your right). We’re starting the party @9:00pm with DJ sets from Jason Kleatsh, Kweku Ananse, SanSe and DJ Kev and collabos with Rumor [Skillions Records], HollaBlak, Looney the TKR, Oga Chuxx, Steloo + Yaw P, Eli and Fatul. 5ghc @ the door.

IND!E FUSE 2012 Promo x FAINTMEDAL

Psyched to see FAINTMEDAL tear it up on the IND!E FUSE 2012 mainstage this Saturday, December 15th from 7:30 – 11:00pm at Alliance Francaise. To keep you feeling the space we’re dropping some small videos featuring the artists making noise.

Remember how FAINTMEDAL flipped that “I Dey Feel You Die” track with Yaa Pono? Well, you saw it live first @IND!E FUSE. You won’t believe what these pidgin rock boys have up their sleeve this year…

See FAINTMEDAL live at IND!E FUSE 2012 | @faintmedalmusic

IND!E FUSE Promo x JOJO ABOT

We are amped that the IND!E FUSE 2012 mainstage show is just around the corner. Jam with us this Saturday, December 15th from 7:30 – 11:00pm at Alliance Francaise. To get you equally excited for the show we’re dropping a few videos featuring some of the artists doing their thing.

Check out JOJO ABOT – an Ewe soul princess who funks up jazz and dresses down AfroBeat with sticky fire.

See JOJO ABOT live at IND!E FUSE 2012 | @JojoAbot

On FRIDAY<DEC14th, catch our mashup boutique at The Republic Bar + Grill in Osu (make the first right after Frankie’s, place is on your right). We’re starting the party @9:00pm with DJ sets from Jason Kleatsh, Kweku Ananse, SanSe and DJ Kev and collabos with Rumor [Skillions Records], HollaBlak, Looney the TKR, Oga Chuxx, Steloo + Yaw P, Eli and Fatul. 5ghc @ the door.