“Agbo” hit maker E.L is set to perform at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin,Texas. The announcement was made in November 2018. The Festical is set to take place in March 2019.
Although E.L is the only Afrobeat artist to perform at the festival from Ghana, he will be joined by other Ghanaian artists at the Festival. They include; Samini, Efya, YFM’s DJ Kess and Jojo Abot .
”I think it’s a great opportunity for me to showcase my new music on a world stage. First of all, it’s amazing that, the stage has been set because it’s been a lot of back and forth to establish a platform where Africans can come and do their thing. This is a full set and it’s actually a very big step in our conquest of the world. Also, Afrobeat is taking over slowly in musical circles and our place to show/let the world hear what we have to offer, so I’m excited and we are definitely planning on releasing my new album this year. And I think the platform by SXSW will be a good launching spot to begin that journey”, expresses E.L
There will be other musicians from other parts of Africa including Nigeria and Kenya among others.
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