Sandra Mujinga will play a live show with her electronic
music project NaEE RoBErts.
The last one in a series of projects and aliases, NaEE
RoBErts is distinguished by a clear musical identity combined with a distinctive
visual expression, in particular through Mujinga’s self-directed music video
experiments. The music takes as its starting point the vernacular and
references of pop music, but finds freedom in distorting the conventions by way
of repetition in lyrics and usage of unexpected sound samples. NaEE RoBErts
started by the artist as a method for collecting and archiving movements for
her performances, but after a while she started combining the video material
with music, and found video material form YouTube.
The material collected from YouTube would often consist of
recordings of Congolese dancers, showing combinations of traditional and new
dance techniques. For Mujinga these were interesting as visual parallels to how
genres and traditions grew together and mutated in her own music
Sandra Mujinga, b. 1989, is a Norwegian artist and musician
based in Berlin, as well as working in Malmö and Oslo. Recent exhibitions
include the Norwegian Sculpture Biennale, the Vigeland Museum, APPARAT -
Technologies of Persuasion, Kunstverein Braunschweig, and Subjektiv, Malmö
Konsthall. The artist has performed as NaEE RoBErts since 2012. In 2017 NaEE
RoBErts was selected as one of the winners of Incubator, arranged by Berlin
Community Radio (Where Mujinga also hosts a bi-weekly show). Recent shows include
Online Radio Festival, Amsterdam, as well as the upcoming Wysing Festival,
Cambridge, curated by Nkisi (NON collective).