Dj Sajjra


on Saturday 23 April 2016

at: 01:30-02:30

DJ Sajjra will play a crossbreed of “post-apocalyptic pop, roughed up Andean folk, Peruvian chicha, new/no wave, and all kinds of underground stuff from sixties til now” – all from South America! Sounds crazy? Maybe so, but this stuff will get you going one way or another!

DJ Sajjra is a project of Christian Galarreta. Today he lives between Peru, France and The Netherlands. His work has taken him to make concerts, installations, performances, lectures and workshops in Latin America and Europe such as Academy of Fine Arts, (Vienna, 2013 & 2014), Plateforme Intermédia / La Fabrique (Nantes, 2011) and Aural – Sound Art Festival (México D.F., 2009). He is founder and member of the independent label and association Aloardi (since 1998) and of bands like Sajjra (current solo harsh-pop project), DiosMeHaViolado (soloist project sometimes in collaboration with Claudia Machuca, Fabian Escalante, Yuri Gutierrez and Aldo Castillejos), Evamuss (as soloist), Azucena Kantrix (with Wilder Gonzales), Tica (with Fabiola Vasquez), Garrapata (with Gabriel Castillo and Rolando Apolo), Ninguna Ninfula (with Sabrina Melenotte), Miasma (with Sergio Sanchez), 50 Otages (with Mathiu Finisterre, Bernard Bruit and Julien Otavi) among others. He also collaborated with artists, labels and collectives around the world such as Zbigniew Karkowski, Jorge Castro (Cornucopia), N’alov, Leo Sabatto (Armenia), Janneke van der Putten, Pablo Reche, Anton Mobin, Dj Urine, David Kraapoola, Dave Phillips, Jorge Haro, Sub Rosa, Microbio Records, APO33, Platoniq, Sonic Art Networks, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Tsonami, Sebastian Ortiz and Ignacio Rus. In 2013 he developed independent projects at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague and Stichting Centrum/VillaK.

The presentation of DJ Sajjra at the SOTU Festival is part of the Aloardi Exchange Program 2016, a first cultural exchange between Peru and The Netherlands. Thanks to the collaboration with Foundation Kulter (Amsterdam).

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