Stefanie Alisch is a musicologist and DJ from Berlin completing PhD research into pleasure and musical duelleing in Angolan kuduro at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies. She studied musicology, Portuguese and English in Berlin and Salvador da Bahia (Brazil). In 1997 she started DJing in the Berlin living room scene. DJing and research trips to London, Salvador da Bahia, New York, Los Angeles, Luanda, Maputo, Johannesburg and others. Publications, research, teaching and creative projects on kuduro, groove, broken beat, DJ culture, music in the Black Altantic and farsi pop.