Friday 5 November 2021, 7.30pm
Devi Mambouka, known as Masma Dream World, is a multi-disciplinary artist and sound therapist. Known for her otherworldly and haunting exploration of the shadow side, Mambouka’s music is heavily influenced by her multiethnic heritage, sacred lineage and personal evolution to overcome trauma, abuse and addiction. Born in Gabon, Africa to a Gabonese ambassador and Singaporean mother, Mambouka immigrated to the United States at age 12, grew up in the Bronx and became one of the youngest influential voices in the NYC nightlife scene. She promoted parties and DJ-ed in legendary NYC venues like Son Cubano, Lit Lounge, and Lotus. She curated music for the 2012 Alicia Keys’ Black Ball Redux.
Mambouka later went on to start a non-profit organization, America Mambouka, to provide art supplies to an after school program in Harlem connecting artists, musicians and DJs with underprivileged youths to promote artistic expression. Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon were among some of the first artists to join charitable efforts through the organization. Mambouka was also a singing waitress at the Famous Sammy’s Steakhouse performing in front of many legends including Clive Davis.
In 2017, Mambouka created Vibrobath, the world’s first vibroacoustic sound bath which was featured in Buzzfeed “Ultimate Bucket List.” In 2021 Devi appeared on The Housewives of New York City, performing a healing ceremony for Season 13 episode 2.
Her most recent album as Masma Dream World, Play At Night, was released in Fall 2020 by Northern Spy Records. Mambouka resides in Brooklyn, NY, where her spiritual technology company Vibrobath is headquartered and based.
AHRKH is the solo project of A P Macarte, multi-instrumentalist member of Salford's critically acclaimed noise experimentalists GNOD.
Using Modular synthesiser, field recordings and voice, AHRKH explores the relationship between sound and consciousness and the ability to
“traverse the infinite expansive panorama within ourselves and discover ultra-dimensional transportation methods via sound".