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Africa in the Lounge:
Electric Jalaba Band Biog 2021

Saturday 4th December 2021
 Live Stream Starts at 8pm

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The best music takes you away. It reconnects, and renews. It has a vibe born in the
ancient culture of immediate creation, a heightened state summoned by the shapes of
psychedelia and the echoes of Jamaican dub, by the cyclical trance of electronic music
and the transformations of jazz.
By the hypnotic pulse of Moroccan Gnawa music, a North African tradition with healing

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Kanda Bongo Man
Friday 31st December 2021
Nells, London Starts at 8pm

Nell's welcomes... Kanda Bongo Man is one of the biggest stars in world music and one of the leading exponents of Africa, Kanda revolutionised the Congolese favourite music of soukous after parting with Orchestra Belle Mambo to take up a solo career in Paris in 1979.He is most famous for his structural changes he implemented to soukous music with mesmerizing guitar solos that gave birth to the famous” KWASA KWASA” DANCE

Championed by John Peel and Andy Kershaw in the late 80s, Kanda played a key role in introducing African and world music to the mainstream. Now with a huge and loyal fan base, his music still receives regular airplay on stations including BBC Radio 3 and Radio 6 Music.

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Africa in the Lounge:
K.O.G

Friday 10h December 2021
Live Stream Starts at 8pm

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Kweku Sackey aka K.O.G. (Kweku of Ghana) is a multi-dimensional creative force - a singer, rapper, percussionist, arranger and bandleader.

 

His euphoric afro-fusion sound, shamanistic live performances and fierce patois rap style has seen him join the likes of Thundercat, Femi Kuti and Fatman Scoop on stage.  


Now based in Sheffield, Sackey leads the hi-life / hip-hop / funk collective K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade. He also fronts Onipa, the afro-futurist project led by Tom Excell from Nubiyan Twist, a band with whom he has collaborated extensively, including on their 2021 hit, If I Know.

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Cissokho Band
Thursday 17th February 2022
Komedia Starts at 7:30pm

This Legendary ensemble hailing from the culturally renown region of Senegal, combined With exuberant youthful energy bursting with natural talent and contagious rhythm, the musicians are combining traditional and modern instruments captivating audiences with their high energy. Their electrifying blend of Afro Fusion and tantalizing traditional West African rhythms of Afro Beat and Afro dance has earned them a calibre among some of world music’s greatest of the new generation.

With African Night Fever djs in the mist this night promises to be a joyous and fun for all

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Africa in the Lounge:
Diabel Cissokho Band

Friday 17th December 2021
Live Stream Starts at 8pm

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Coming from a great line of Cissokho griots, Senegalese singer, songwriter and kora player Diabel Cissokho has spent his career exploring the blues roots of his griot traditions. 

 

With an exceptional musical pedigree and a virtuosic talent, he has toured internationally as Baaba Maal’s longtime kora player, and has performed with world class musicians, among them Youssou N’Dour, Pee Wee Ellis and Paul McCartney. 

 

An ambassador for a new generation of Senegalese music, now Cissokho brings his unique Afro Mandingue Blues style to the world. 

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GREGORY FABULOUS & TUFFWIZE
Saturday 28th May 2022
Nell's, London Starts at 7:30pm

A feel-good evening of reggae music from the formidable Gregory Fabolous backed by Tuffwize.

Fabolous and Tuffwize have been instrumental in merging intergenerational reggae with their own style to create modern cocktail of sounds, bringing together memories of lovers’ rock, roots rock reggae and dancehall.

Gregory Fabolous is a singer, songwriter and music producer known as a prolific MC in the underground reggae scene. He has hosted a bi-weekly radio show on Rootslab and produced many artists within the reggae industry including Alton Ellis, Sweetie Irie, and General Levi. He was one of the founder members of Rough Beat Productions and produced the single Babylove, which reached number 2 in the UK reggae charts. He has been a long-time collaborator with Tuffwize.

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