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CHARISSE C

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DJane name CHARISSE C

Country United Kingdom

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CHARISSE C Biography

DJ, founder and host of Abantu on No Signal radio, Charisse C draws her selections from her diaspora experience. Her taste is curious, soulful and bass-heavy, with a playful and intentional demeanour.

You’ll hear her play South Africa’s soundscape, including global giants Amapiano and Gqom, alongside the many electronic genres birthed by the melting pot which raised her.

The multifaceted tastemaker has played a wide span of shows from renowned club nights, to the London Design Biennale at Somerset House, Daily Paper’s London Launch and renowned venues such as Fabric, Village Underground and The Colour Factory. Charisse C’s mixes can be found Boiler Room, NTS, BBC 1xtra and No Signal Radio.

“South African’s club experiments have rightly been held up as some of the best things to have happened to our dance floors. As Abantu boss Charisse C showed us in her debut sessions for NTS, there’s plenty more to [South Africa’s] thriving and constantly-evolving club culture,” writes Trench Magazine.

Known for the stellar curation of #AbantuNoSignal; a bi-weekly show dedicated to representing the vastness of Southern Africa, with a combined effort of music and storytelling. Starting with the two places she calls home; Zimbabwe and South Africa, the show has since branched out to reach Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique and the like.

Abantu, which translates to “people” in several Nguni languages, is cultivating an international community whilst building an archival legacy. The show features interviews, guest-mixes and the #AbantuArtists segment, which spotlights artists across electronic, hip-hop and soul music. The show aims to be inclusive of all that Southern Africa has to offer; not limited to its commercial successes, bridging gaps between genres and cultures alike.

An off-shoot of the No Signal show, is the #AbantuPod which fills the gap for more in-depth conversations about the people, cultures and social issues surrounding the music.

#AbantuNoSignal is live on nosignal.live every other Tuesday, 5-7pm.