Sacral Ceremonies

Hidden Riddims digs into the musical rhythms and sounds usually heard behind the closed doors of Voodoo, Candomblé or Winti ceremonies. These beats and sounds are in search of a higher state, the divine and the occult. This evening zooms in on the sacral properties of sound and rhythm with a focus on the occult and exorcist nature of the music.

Demdike Stare is a collaboration between Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty. These obsessive record collectors from Manchester mix sonic elements from a colonial past with drones and fragmented dub sounds. With ghost-like samples and intense visuals, the sum of all parts is woven into a rhythmic audiovisual dream.