Ghent-based duo Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul performed live at Le Guess Who? 2022 following the release of their acclaimed debut album 'Topical Dancer'. You can listen to & relive their performance with 3 tracks: 'Mantra', 'Ceci n'est pas un cliché', and 'Thank You'.
Cultural appropriation, misogyny, racism, and post-colonialism are not usually themes heard on the dancefloor; but Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul rebel by inviting them in. On their 2022 debut ‘Topical Dancer’ (via Soulwax’s DEEWEE label), the Ghent-based duo proves themselves to be rare tale-tellers in electronic music, funneling the zeitgeist into playful synth concoctions.
Le Guess Who? Recordings
The publication of this recording is part of Le Guess Who?’s ongoing expansion of the festival’s recordings archive, with 50+ recordings from past editions now freely available online. It contains audio and/or video recordings of Arooj Aftab, Mazaher, Zwangere Guy, Eddie Chacon, Suuns, Alabaster dePlume, The Microphones, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Aldous Harding, Deerhunter, Girl Band, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Neneh Cherry, Mount Eerie, Selda Bağcan and many more.
Recorded at TivoliVredenburg’s Ronda on Saturday, 12 November 2022.
Recording and mix by Marc Broer
Photography by Lisanne Lentink