Rafiki is a Berlin based DJ collective, founded by Khadija, Katerinha, Anele and Njeri. This dynamic group is made up of four talented artists with diverse backgrounds and a passion for soulful electronic dance music.
Effortlessly blending various afro-diasporic genres (House, Amapiano, Techno, Global Funk, Breakbeat and Gqom to name a few), the members of Rafiki make a full circle in a club line up.
Their selection and flow are deeply rooted in the storytelling of the music and genres they play, creating a unique sound that keeps their audience on their feet all day long. Coming from different corners of the world (South and East Africa and the Balkans), Rafiki embody rich cultural heritage mixed with contemporary cosmopolitanism in their work. But where they really shine is their ability to curate the perfect atmosphere for their audience.
What distinguishes Rafiki is not just their incredible talent, but also the bond of friendship that unites them.
Rafiki means "friend" in Swahili, and that is a testament to the deep connection they share as friends and collaborators. When they perform, it's clear that they're not just sharing music, but also a moment of true connection and joy.
Their musical selection and curation process draws on influences from hip-hop, funk, soul, house, techno, and jazz. So if you're in Berlin and looking for a truly unforgettable musical experience, be sure to check out Rafiki.