Asian Dub Foundation UK
21.09 23:30 – 00:30 Vaba Lava BlackBox
Asian Dub Foundation are a genre unto themselves. Their unique combination of tough jungle rhythms, dub basslines and wild guitar overlaid by references to their South Asian roots and militant high-speed rap has established them as one of the best live bands in the world. During their long and productive career, Asian Dub Foundation have shared the stage with the likes of bands such as Rage Against the Machine and the Beastie Boys and collaborated on record with the likes of Radiohead, Sinead O’Connor, Iggy Pop and Chuck D. In addition to their blistering live reputation, ADF were one of the first bands to experiment with the now more commonplace live film rescore, beginning with their rapturously-received interpretation of the French classic La Haine back in 2001.
They’ve continued to perform said project for nearly two decades, rescored George Lucas’ debut THX1138 (with encouragement from Mr. Lucas himself) and have had a busy 2019, being occupied with the live interpretations of the continually relevant Battle of Algiers at the Museum of Immigration in Paris, as well as having their Mercury Prize-nominated 1998 classic Rafi’s Revenge reissued and provided a backing for the timely warnings of Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion.