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Zil’oKA in Vienna for Afrika Tage Festival

Posted in Ziloka News with tags , , , , on August 23, 2013 by ziloka

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Hello beautiful people!

Sorry about the silence on our blog but since the new board being elected – please see this article to discover new Board members – we have been very busy!

Indeed, back in April we have been contacted by Shurel Reynolds to get involve in the Afrika Tage Festival on the 25th of July in…Vienna! Wow! What a surprise for us, little Zil’oKA to be contacted to travel so far. To be honest, after our first contact with Shurel (she is from Antigua) we didn’t really realised how big, how much of an adventure, of an experience it would be for us!

We rehearsed really hard and off we went to Vienna, 7 of us (4 musicians and 3 dancers) to make Gwoka resonate deep into Austria. The trip to Vienna with very long as we flew to Germany to take (several) trains to Vienna. But it’s only when we actually arrived onsite that we realised how big this Festival was. Just to say: Alpha Blondy was the headline! A few years ago they had reggae artists like Gentlemen & Richie Spice!

Zil’oKA and some other African-Caribbean group were doing the opening of the festival and we are very proud of what we achieved there as we were on spot! The public was lovely and really receptive to the Gwoka beats. We even signed autographs!

Enough words! Please see a little video of what we did there

Videos and photo credit: Robert Nikon

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