South African hip-hop duo Die Antwoord are headlining a show at Pier 17 on Thursday, October 3rd as part of their ‘House of Zef’ North American Tour. This all ages event opens its doors at 6:30pm, with the show beginning an hour later at 7:30pm. Tickets are selling at $49.50 for General Admission and $204 apiece for VIP General Admission in the Heineken Green Zone.
Die Antwoord is made up of rappers Yolandi Visser and Ninja, who came together in 2008 to build the incredibly niche sound they continue to cultivate today. Over the past decade, they have built a huge cult following through the relatability of their lyrics and their overall image, inspired by the South African counter-culture movement known as ‘zef.’ According to the group, ‘zef’ describes the culture as “poor [and] fancy, modern and trashy.”
Regardless of image, Die Antwoord’s music is an impressive, thoughtful commentary of this culture and how it fits into today’s current society. Their style is absolutely unlike anything else seen in rap or hip-hop today, and certainly worth giving a listen if you’re looking to expand your musical horizons. You might be a little shocked at first, but you surely will not be disappointed.
House of Zef North American Tour
Thursday, October 3, 2019
$49.50 GA / $204 Heineken Green Zone
Purchase tickets here.
More information here.
Photo Credit: Damien Becerra