Telekom Electronic Beats

Listen

Episode 73: Post-Lockdown Clubbing Worldwide

00:44:37

“I know it feels so weird saying that to Europeans and Americans, but it almost feels like… It was really just a month or two we couldn’t go out, and that was it.”

“I know it feels so weird saying that to Europeans and Americans, but it almost feels like… It was really just a month or two we couldn’t go out, and that was it.”

In some countries around the world, the pandemic caused only a mere blip in the clubbing social calendar. Currently, Europe remains in the throes of an extended lockdown, some venues silent for over a year, that only mass vaccination will be able to rectify. But in China and Taiwan, the unmasked abandon of a packed dancefloor has been accessible every weekend. Meanwhile, in Accra, Ghana, people congregate at open-air venues. Why is this? An overlap of government policies, virus policy precedents, and cultural conduct play a major role. Artists Rui Ho, Tzusing, and Gafacci offer their perspectives on the state of clubbing in non-western countries.