Xander Ferreira.. spreading his mojo in Europe

South African musician and all round creative wunderkind,Xander Ferreira,is busy tearing up Europe and simultaneously building bridges and busting out some crazy tunes thats getting rad reviews wherever he goes.His music is described as Afrikan Elektronik Dance Musik and he likes to say that

xander“There is more to Africa than Safari and Civil War…..
We got dance music….
It is where dance music began anyway..”

Its not hard to like Xander..his chilled out vibe and pleasant disposition brings people together and ive never seen him not smile or be too busy to chat…i told him i’d give him some deserved props if he ever sent me a video i can use in my blog and in typical Gazelle(thats the name of his band) fashion he sent me this …what a legend..they shot this in one afternoon getting nice and tipsy in the process..WARNING: if you are on any psychedelic substances this video may just make your head explode 🙂 watch this ginger kid..he’s going places. Nice

Gazelle is a small but colorful part of the African Renaissance promoting the growth and world view of any African born art. Apart from a fresh mixture of sound, a strong visual performance involving various artists and dancers makes it a very entertaining theatrical show. Combining influences from funk, reggae, disco, 80’s electropop and traditional African melody, the sound comes alive in a fresh genre.

The group was born in 2006 following a long journey of discovery in music. Xander Ferreira, the founding member, started his journey as a reggae singer known as the White Lion.

Originally from a remote part of South Africa, close the border of Mozambique, he grew up being a part of authentic South African culture in confusing but colorful times.

Gazelle had it’s breath of life when Xander started experimenting with producing electronic bedroom music. Mixing an element of Reggae Dub and Electro something fresh was found.
Recently he has joined forces with music producer and dj Nick Matthews from bands like The Iridium Project and Coda.Together they combine an interesting mixture of backgrounds to create the unique sound of Gazelle.
The focus is to create authentic Afrikan Elektronik Dance Musik. Called LIMPOP, a genre derived from the province limpopo where Xander grew up.

So far he has performed in some of the best venues in.

(cookies)Berlin, (RUST)Copenhagen, (Sodra Teatern)Stockholm, (Pink is Punk) Milan, (Baby)Munich and (Sketch)London…(Palace of the Culture)Warsaw, Oslolive Festival, (Razzmatazz)Barcelona, (Bonsoir)Bern, (LivingroomFM)Basel.

He has also been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine Italy on an event in Rome that he performed for Rome Fashion Week. Where he got multiple publicity with MTV, Died Last Night and World Fashion TV.

check his myspace page out as well..trippy http://www.myspace.com/yogazelle

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~ by mcsavage on July 6, 2009.

One Response to “Xander Ferreira.. spreading his mojo in Europe”

  1. […] know..you can’t wait. Even my homeboy Gazelle [HERE] is gonna be there..fresh from his conquering tour of Europe. Other main acts include Just […]

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