Best Kept Secret Festival

June 12-13-14, 2020

Kelman Duran

Friday 31 May

At Best Kept Secret, we look beyond just the music, inviting artists who represent the broadest sense of the word. Kelman Duran is a man of many, many disciplines: musician, teacher, multi-media artist, documentary maker. Duran’s experimental synthesis of Afro-Caribbean movements such as dancehall and reggaeton is boisterous, abstract and futuristic in sound and structure. From a thematic point of view, Duran chooses fascinating subjects: debut LP 1804 Kids is an ode to the Haitian revolution, and successor 13th Month was created during a stay on a reservation in South Dakota.