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OTHERsound: Jimmy Sugarcane, Asumaya

  • Art In 1444 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
Jimmy Sugarcane.

Jimmy Sugarcane.

Nigeria-via-London-via-Chicago artist Jimmy Sugarcane’s recent move to Madison marks the emergence of possibly the only active dancehall force in town. While Madison has several thriving reggae/dub-fusion artists and DJs, Jimmy Sugarcane’s Nigerian heritage and formerly London-based operation has yielded an interesting perspective and a distinctive blend of sounds and styles. His track “Child Of God” offers a heavy-hitting dancehall rhythm packed with sharp synth melodies and energetic vocals. On the other end, “Ti Ile” centers an array of vocal colors and harmonies over a rhythm in a much more spacious, minimal setting. This show will be Jimmy Sugarcane’s first local performance, as well as the first event in the OTHERsound series, presented by Luke Bassuener. Bassuener also performs here as Asumaya, his much-loved one-man dub-loop outfit. Bassuener will also be flipping tapes throughout the night as Bawku West Soundsystem, playing a mix comprised of West African artists. —Emili Earhart

Earlier Event: July 26
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