DJ Shaggy Sharoof

24. mars 2012

Saturday evening Monsters Of Reality, Dramatikkens Hus and Marstrandfestivalen kindly ask you to put your dancing shoes on and join this joint celebration of our two festivals. Everyone is welcome to an evening with DJ Shaggy Sharoof!

Coupé-Décalé is a type of popular dance music originating from Côte d'Ivoire and the Ivorian diaspora in Paris, France. Drawing heavily from Zouglou, Zouk, and Congolese rhythms, Coupé-Décalé is a very percussive style featuring African samples, deep bass, and repetitive, minimalist arrangements

Your Digital Daily - Interview with Monika Gintersdorfer.

Where did Couper Decaler come from?
”Couper Decaler was invented in the 2002/2003 in Paris by a group of young Ivorian men, who called themselves "La Jet Set". Their leader named himself after the president Douk Saga and they created the style, dance moves and important slogans, that define Couper Decaler. The group has an anarchistic, shameless and competitive spiri,t that involves showing off a lot in a very creative way. The outstanding, subversive act was to change the social order by using the names of important roles like the banker, the ambassador, Sarkozy, Lino Versace etc. At the same time in 2002 there were DJs and musicians in Ivory Coast working on mainly congolese beats and changing them into what you call today Couper Decaler beats. "When it rains in Paris, it is getting wet in Abidjan and the other way round" - Ivorians in Paris are always in direct contact with Abidjan”

Read the rest of the interview here

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