This year the superb Diplo (who will also perform at Sónar by Night) presents a special showcase for which he has invited several of his current favourite African music projects to play at SonarVillage: The DJ and Ugandan activist Kampire, affiliated with the Nyege Nyege Tapes label; South African duo Distruction Boyz, flag bearers of the gqom sound; and Nigerian crooner and banku music star Mr. Eazi. Furthermore, the DJ and producer from Tupelo will close the showcase with an exclusive set. Diplo is a sound investigator who in recent years has regularly travelled to the African continent, both on tour and in search of new sounds and talent, which has given him a unique insight and first hand experience as to what is happening in countries like Ethiopia and Uganda. He continues his desire to perform in all corners of the globe, with an open-minded approach to discovering new music and influences along the way. This has allowed him to share these experiences with fans and music lovers though showcases like this year at SonarVillage.