Mosquito Stage – 12.07.2019
Sidi Wacho is a musical adventure of six musicians coming from all corners of the world, whose talents and wild rhythms, as well as the combination of cumbia and hip-hop, are accompanied by lyrics in French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese. With their music, Sidi Wacho are denouncing the fractures between the social classes, the racism and imperialism.
The whole story started between Santiago and Paris in 2014 when Chilean, French and Algerian musicians from very different backgrounds decided to write some songs to talk about their realities, their concerns and their struggles. Their idea was to get together, to write and to compose melodies with the aim of producing a popular expression without borders. Those songs were to make people dance, sing, raise up their fist in order to denounce those inequalities which undermine popular neighbourhoods in Paris, Santiago and Algier.
Even though they come from Chile, Algeria, Peru and France, they claim that their home is everywhere! Nomad, rebel and impertinent, Sidi Wacho is now composed of two MCs (Saidou and Benja), one trumpet player, one accordionist and one percussionist. They proudly claim their “chaotic” identity by mixing tones, dialects and dreams. Within only five years of existence, they have already released two albums, “Libre” (2016) and “Bordeliko” (2018), and have played concerts everywhere in the world. Sidi Wacho’s caravan wins the hearts of the audiences, thanks to its festive energy, as well as their engaged music that tries to make a change in the world.