ART X Lagos is proud to announce the return of ART X Live!, the dynamic visual art and live music show on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. This year the show will explore Africa’s rich musical history with a celebration of our heroes’ past – the icons, legends, and sounds that have shaped the continent’s contemporary musical landscape.
Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Venue: The Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos
The third edition of the dynamic one-night-only show which intersects music, visual art and live performance, sponsored by Absolut and Budweiser, will bring together the fastest-rising alternative musicians and exciting young artists of the Lagos underground creative scene to deliver an unpredictable sonic and visual performance.
The 2018 ART X Live! Show, curated by Lanre Masha, with Odunsi The Engine as Creative Director, zeroes in on three distinct eras of the continent’s musical legacy – the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. The show will feature Nigerian musicians BOJ and Teni the Entertainer as well as Ghanaian musician Amaarae, who will deliver performances rooted in an exploration of a particular decade.
Each artist will perform a live set, accompanied by visual artists Chukwuka Nwobi, Tomisin Akins and Fadekemi Ogunsanya to capture a sense of nostalgia, and a reunion of emotions that traverse the past and present sounds of Africa’s music. Expect to rediscover, dance and immerse yourself in Africa’s formidable music scene in a way like never before.
ART X Live! is part of ART X Lagos, the first international art fair in West Africa founded by Tokini Peterside. The fair showcases and supports the breadth of contemporary talent from Africa and its diaspora.
ART X Live! will hold on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island. The show is invite-only, but to win tickets follow #ARTXLive on social media.