World premiere - commissioned by Rewire
A groundbreaking and intense fusion of hardcore punk, death metal, extreme noise and rapid-fire breakcore, Duma's music exists in its own artistic vacuum. The project was envisioned by vocalist Martin Khanja (aka Lord Spike Heart) and guitarist and producer Sam Karugu, both proponents of Nairobi's burgeoning underground metal scene. Their self-titled debut album was released last year on Uganda's Nyege Nyege Tapes following a six month music residency and received immediate acclaim for its psychedelic atmosphere and wild disregard for genre purity. At Rewire 2021, the duo will be presenting a one-off collaboration with visual artist and animator Jesse Kanda, who is known for his paradigm-bending creative partnerships with Arca, FKA Twigs, Björk and his musical work under his Doon Kanda moniker. Kanda's work is physical, fluid and visceral, balancing aesthetic beauty with notions of the grotesque and investigating sexuality, suffering, body horror, magic and decay. He has exhibited at New York's MoMA PS1, London's Corsica Studios, Tokyo's Liquid Room and at the Kyoto Metro.