Among East Africa’s most exciting DJs and a core member of Kampala’s Nyege Nyege collective, Kampire’s vibrant bass-heavy afro-centric sets have transported her to clubs & festivals across the world, from New York to Shanghai, where she inevitably wins an army of new followers for her distinctly fresh approach to mixing African electronic dance music.
One of Mixmag’s picks for Top Ten Breakthrough DJs of 2018, Kampire’s set on Boiler Room broadcast from Nyege Nyege festival was a legitimate ‘internet moment’, with thousands of shares on Facebook leading to serious FOMO from electronic music fans watching online. She has recently ticked off a Radio 1 Essential Mix too, as Kampire’s star continues to shine in 2022.
Kampire is a co-founder of the art installation “Salooni” which explores black hair as a science, culture, and art, the experiential project has traveled to La Ba Arts Festival, Uganda, Chale Wote Street Art Festival, Ghana, East African Soul Train (E.A.S.T) residency, Kenya, Africa Utopia, London, Kigali, Rwanda and Women’s day, Burkina Faso.
It’s a pleasure to invite Kampire back to Kelburn for the second time, as part of a Samedia Shebeen takeover.