What's In The Box: Afrique Like Me
Sonic Griot is a Toronto- and Nairobi-based DJ and multidisciplinary creative of Ghanaian heritage who grew up in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. She weaves the influences of her pan-African upbringing into her work and performance.
Although she has a broad-based taste in music that spans numerous genres, Sonic Griot is best known for curating vibes with African alternative and electronic dance music, her eclectic aesthetic, love of dance, energetic performance and deep connection with her audience.
A member of the Afrique Like Me collective, Sonic Griot is also the creator of Syrup, an underground event that puts established and upcoming women DJs and gender expansive folks who play electronic music on centre stage, and NYUMBANI, an alternative electronic music event series in Nairobi.
Toronto-based Nigerian Artist, Martin Ses, has undertaken many pursuits since 2010 including photography, filmmaking and music production. An artist, DJ and fashion designer under the martinses name since 2018 and is part of the collective Afrique Like Me, responsible for notoriously intense nighttime experiences in Toronto and Lagos (Eko Electronic). Martin Ses is currently working on his first EP and released the single Moonlight in summer 2023.
Razaq El Toro
Razaq El Toro is a DJ, music producer and digital creative based out of Toronto. Born and raised in Lagos Nigeria, Razaq’s musical journey is inspired by native sounds from the homeland, electronic music programming and global grooves. Although his production and DJ sets cover an eclectic mix of styles, he has gained notoriety for pioneering a new sound known as Eko Electronic (Lagos Electronic): a genre that re-imagines Afrobeats in an electronic music space. Razaq is the founder of Afrique Like Me, an african electronic dance collective and party.
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