Azymuth

Brazilian powertrio Azymuth and beloved singer Marcos Valle will perform together for the first time outside of Brazil, a unique set including their classics such as Azymuth’s “Jazz Carnaval” and Marcos’ “Estrelar” plus songs from “Previsao do Tempo”, Marcos Valle’s 1973 album which featured Azymuth as the backing band.

Azymuth Boiler Room Dekmantel São Paulo

Marcos Valle

Brazilian powertrio Azymuth and beloved singer Marcos Valle will perform together for the first time outside of Brazil, a unique set including their classics such as Azymuth’s “Jazz Carnaval” and Marcos’ “Estrelar” plus songs from “Previsao do Tempo”, Marcos Valle’s 1973 album which featured Azymuth as the backing band.

ESTRELAR-MARCOS VALLE-VIDEO ORIGINAL

Wally Badarou

Benin-born synthesizer pioneer Wally Badarou will make his debut in Holland at Festival Magia with a fully synthesized live band, performing work from the many soundtracks he did over the decades (Kiss Of The Spiderwoman’s title track!), his highly sought after solo albums and songs from his days with Level42, Talking Heads, Grace Jones and Sly&Robbie, to name only a few.

Kiss Of The Spider -Wally Badarou

Hailu Mergia

We are very excited to welcome Hailu Mergia who is currently receiving rave reviews and press galore for his new oeuvre "Lala Belu", including extensive pieces in The Guardian and The New York Times. His first album in many years, released on Awesome Tapes From Africa, marks the return to the music biz of one of Ethiopia's leading performers.

Ethiopian musician Hailu Mergia rediscovered after 30 years

Americo Brito & Jacqueline Fortes

Americo Brito & Jacqueline Fortes, 2 of Cape Verde's most beloved singers with a set full of funana and coladeira bangers of their repertoire.

C'est Doudou (Americo Brito) by Arp Frique & Family live at Eurosonic/Noorderslag

Ahmed Fakroun

Ahmed Fakroun, multi-instrumentalist / singer from Libya, made his mark in world music circles in the mid-80s when his album “Mots D’Amour” was released internationally, but it was mostly his single “Soleil Soleil” that sparked larger interest back in the days and in the present time for this vibrant performer and composer, back on stage with a new band at Festival Magia.

Ahmed Fakroun - Soleil Soleil

Dj Okapi

Behind the decks at Magia: DJ Okapi, who is working around the clock to dig up the best South African pop music from the 80s and 90s releasing them through his own label Afrosynth Records, while also serving up DJsets full of kwaito, bubblegum and 80s synth jams.

DJ Okapi Boiler Room London DJ Set

Digital Zandoli Sound System

Digital Zandoli Soundsystem are known for their very successful compilations (Digital Zandoli 1 and 2) out on Heavenly Sweetness. At Magia they will bring part of their unique collection of zouk and other rarities with them.

DIGITAL ZANDOLI THE MIXTAPE VOLUME 2 - SIDE A

Margie

Margie runs Rush Hour’s House of Music fanzine and is making moves across Europe, with key performances at Concrete and Macki Music in Paris, Corsica Studios in London, Strange Sounds From Beyond and Dekmantel Festival in Amsterdam, now touching down in Rotterdam.

Mar & Sol Sound System

Mar&Sol Label boss as Mar & Sol Soundsystem, showcasing some of the gems of Luso African music from Cape Verde, Angola, San Tome, Guinee and Mozambique.

Loka Dj's

Local heroes that have definitely earned their position in between this lineup are the LOKA DJs. The Rotterdam-based collective is famous for their dancefloor scorching parties called L’Afrique Discotheque and are known for their tasteful approach of mixing rarely heard dancefloor bangers mainly from the Caribbean and Africa.

Arp Frique presents Festival Magia lineup 2018 edition

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Arp Frique presents Festival Magia is back for it’s second edition at a new location in the heart of the city of Rotterdam. Situated in a gorgeous city park called Park Oude Westen in the very exciting and culturally diverse surroundings of the legendary West-Kruiskade.

Food & vinyl
The festival will also have a wide array of food available, plus several mini popup vinyl stores, all just a few meters away from Rotterdam Central Station in the middle of Rotterdam’s most vibrant neighourhood. The festival is open to all ages: we very much feel the need to keep the festival accessible for the little ones as well, as you can never start early enough with a proper live music education!

From 1 PM till 11 PM, 5 bands and 5 DJs on one stage, and it’s completely FREE of charge, no need to look for tickets.

If you are under 18, you are not allowed to drink or buy alcohol at the festival. If you are part 18 but under 25, you need to identify yourself, receive a wristband as proof and you'll be able to buy a beer



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