Words from the organizers:
"History will remember DJ LAG GQOMking as a pioneer who propelled the quintessentially Durban Gqom sound beyond the confines of the coastal city, straight into the capitals of the international electronic music industry.
At first listen, it might not appear that Gqom’s minimalist, bass-heavy sound would take Lwazi Asanda Gwala from Clermont township in Durban to commanding dancefloors in Europe and Asia. But DJ Lag’s superb production skills have played a big part in transforming a sub-genre of house – one that began by soundtracking taxi trips around Durban – to an enviably innovative participant in the global scene.
DJ LAG GQOMking (Durban, South Africa)
With local support from:
17th Annual Small World Music Festival
Informed by the notion of "intersections," the 17th annual edition of Small World Music Festival presents an eclectic mix of artists from around the globe – and around the corner. Traditional and cutting-edge forms are juxtaposed as Small World Music looks to the past and towards the future of culturally diverse music in homage to WOMAD - World of Music, Art and Dance festival. Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre with the support of TD Bank.