Thursday, May 7, 2009

Gazelle Chic Afrique European Tour

Gazelle is a small but colorful part of the African Renaissance promoting the growth and world view of any African born art. Apart from a fresh mixture of sound, a strong visual performance involving various artists and dancers makes it a very entertaining theatrical show. Combining influences from funk, reggae, disco, 80's electropop and traditional African melody, the sound comes alive in a fresh genre. The group was born in 2006 following a long journey of discovery in music. Xander Ferreira, the founding member, started his journey as a reggae singer known as the White Lion. Gazelle had it's breath of life when Xander started experimenting with producing electronic bedroom music. Mixing an element of Reggae Dub and Electro something fresh was found. Recently he has joined forces with music producer and dj Nick Matthews from bands like The Iridium Project and Coda.Together they combine an interesting mixture of backgrounds to create the unique sound of Gazelle. At the moment the act is planting a seed in the music scene in Cape Town, waiting for the roots to spread through Africa and the world. The focus is to create authentic Afrikan Elektronik Dance Musik. Called LIMPOP, a genre derived from the province limpopo where Xander grew up. He has also been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine Italy on an event in Rome that he performed for Rome Fashion Week. Where he got multiple publicity with MTV, Died Last Night and World Fashion TV.
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Gazelle Chic Afrique European Tour Dates 2009..

Verona 30th June
Basel 10th june (Das Schiff Art Basel Party)
Barcelona 19th June (Pending with Bloody Beetroots)
Milano 12th June (Pink is Punk)
Munich 25th june (Distorted)
Bern 3rd July (Bonsoir)
Oslo 4th July (OsloFest)
Copenhagen 10th July (RUST)

They're still working on a few dates.....