James Stewart


  • Eclectic
  • Global

James Stewart is the host, resident DJ and promoter of monthly night "Black Atlantic Club" at Le Sucre in Lyon.

Borrowing the term "Black Atlantic" from renowned scholar Paul Gilroy's 1993 book, Stewart presents black music as a transnational, incredibly diverse cultural exchange.

An avid lecturer on the subject and founder of the Blog Afrosouldescarga, he merges an intellectual approach with the musical and creative side of things: as an active conga player and percussionist, member of Voilaaa Sound System and showhost at Radio Nova. His first EP is the work of of a mature and thoughtful musician, combining different musical influences at a high level of production. Producer, percussionist, his EP-Cotonou (Alma Negra Records) is in the daily playlist of Radio Nova since June, was played in the Tom Ravenscroft BBC Radio Show and Gilles Peterson Worldwide Radio Show. His new track, Nolias will be issue in may on Versus 3 a compilation published by On The Corner Records.