Dawer X Damper

Mar 15, 2023

7:00pm – 7:30pm CT

Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

Dawer x Damper (afrobeats, dancehall, perreo). Transiting the invisible frontiers of marginality towards the urban center, the duo has become the central representative of Latin American Afrofuturism, in which the identity of their proposal raises reflections on ethnicity, gender and politics from their artistic and musical perspective. His recent debut album "Donde Machi", was recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as #6 in the list of "The 50 Best Spanish Albums of 2022".

Distorting the discourses around the imaginary of the black man, as an exotic figure and hyperbole of virility, Dawer x Damper (Distrito de Aguablanca, Cali, Colombia) also builds an identity in which vulnerability is allowed and gender stereotypes are subverted to add to a proposal that is not only music but also unfolds in the videoclips that accompany their releases, the clothes they wear and their lyrics, far from the pre-designed dynamics of urban music, thus proposing new masculinities closer to vulnerability and honesty. It's not Sci-Fi: it's the neighborhood.

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