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7th edition

14
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nov '17

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Akawui

Akawui

Montréal, QC, Canada
Latin-Fusion-Electro
Akawui is the hottest new artist to emerge in the Nuevo Latino movement. After years as a professional MMA fighter, activist and bandleader, this multi-instrumentalist-composer followed his roots back to aboriginal music. He now breathes new life into the ancient rhythms of his Andean ancestors through dubstep, hip hop, Afro-Cuban mambo and reggaeton. Winner of the 2015 RFI Talent and AFROPOP awards, Akawui’s high-voltage performances use music to deliver a powerful message about the plight of indigenous peoples worldwide.

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