Alo Wala
  • country:Denmark
  • style(s):Electronic, World
  • label:Enchufada
  • artist submitted by:More Zvukov Agency

Line up

  • Alexander Valentino Clerici (drum pads)
  • Shivani Ahlowalia (vocals)
  • VJ Mad Es (visuals)

Links

Alo Wala is an international collaboration that epitomises the new world-wide, socially conscious, dancehall and hip-hop culture. Up front is Chicago-born Punjabi rapper Shivani Ahlowalia, whose commitment to political change through positive means took shape while living in Guinea-Bissau. Realising the power that hip-hop bands had to unite local youth against injustice and political turmoil, she co-founded an NGO and set up a recording studio. Political events forced her exit to Copenhagen where she connected with Danish production duo Copia Doble Systema and VJ Mad Es to form Alo Wala, bringing into being a visually charged electronic extravaganza of twisting riddims, beats and bass lines from Brazil to Bengal, reflecting their fascination with “music made on other planets, social injustice on our own planet and the injection of ground shaking bass into any style possible”.