• Thursday 16 19:05 - 20:15

    Sónar by Day - SonarVillage by Estrella Damm

A singular representative of Afro-Pasifika diaspora culture

Kia Ora, Barcelona. Lady Shaka is one of the most singular DJs on the Sónar by Day lineup this year, and not just because of her identity. The Afro-Pasifika femme queen might open a set with a slice of her native Aotearoa - she’s been giving late nineties Maori-house track ‘Kotahitanga (Union)’ by Oceania some serious playback - and then finish with an A$AP Rocky hit, having passed through experimental club cuts and edits. All delivered in a physical, energetic style that incorporates her background as a dancer, choreographer and MC. A Lady Shaka performance represents both her ancestry and her vision of a modern, inclusive Afro-Pasifika diaspora culture. Beyond that, it’s a non-stop party from start to finish, and when the dust settles, there won’t be a dancer standing still