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The Sounds Of Marley
Friday 28th June 2024

Brighton Open Air Theatre
Starts 7:00PM

Featuring members of the hugely successful and popular Steel Pulse & Strictly UB40, the UK's premiere Bob Marley & The Wailers tribute band - XODUS - arrives at BOAT for the very first time.

The band are often joined on stage by reggae legend Selwyn Brown - a Steel Pulse founding member, keyboard player & songwriter, who spent a significant amount of time touring with Bob Marley & The Wailers back in the 1980s. The evening will also feature some of Brighton's top DJs.

Get ready to dance to the beats of Rastaman Vibrations.

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African Night Fever: Mokoomba – Tusona Tour
Tuesday 20th Auguest 2024

Ropetackle Arts Centre
Starts 8:00PM

Mokoomba is a six-piece band from Zimbabwe. The band’s unique sound is a fusion of the different cultures and influences of the region, combining traditional rhythms with contemporary Zamrock.

Since releasing their groundbreaking album “Rising Tide” in 2012, Mokoomba has become a major force in global music, captivating audiences around the world with their raw energy and melodic harmonies.

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THE LEGENDARY CONGOS
Wednesday 21st Auguest 2024

Komedia
Starts 7.30PM

A duo comprised of Cedric Myton and Roydel “Ashanti” Johnson, the Congos are known primarily known for one record, Heart of the Congos, released in 1977. Reggae historian Steve Barrow, considers it as good as seminal reggae recordings such as Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Natty Dread, Burning Spear’s Marcus Garvey, and the Mighty Diamonds’ Right Time. This is not an exaggeration. Myton and Johnson, working with Lee Perry at his Black Ark Studios in Kingston created a masterpiece, one of (if not the) finest production job of Perry’s long and prolific career.

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African Night Fever:
Seckou Keita – Homeland

Saturday 26th October 2024

Ropetackle Arts Centre
Starts 8:00PM (Doors Open 7.30PM)

“There is something uplifting and utterly contemplative about this music” ~ Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

Seckou is a luminary figure amongst African traditional musicians. Hailing from Senegal, his journey from a gifted child to a globally recognised musician has been nothing short of remarkable.

Dubbed as “the Hendrix of the Kora”, Seckou’s innovative approach and exceptional skill constantly pushes the boundaries of what the instrument can achieve.

With a discography boasting 14 critically-acclaimed albums and with over 25 million streams on Spotify alone, a collection of prestigious awards including multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Seckou have made an indelible mark on the global music scene.

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Seckou Keita: Homeland Tour
Sunday 27th October 2024

The Stables Milton Keynes,
Starts 8:00PM

Seckou Keita is a renowned Kora virtuoso who stands as a luminary amongst African traditional musicians. Hailing from Southern Senegal, his journey from a gifted child to a globally recognised musician has been nothing short of remarkable. 

Dubbed as "the Hendrix of the Kora'', Seckou's innovative approach and exceptional skill constantly pushes the boundaries of what the instrument can achieve. With a discography boasting 14 critically-acclaimed albums cumulating over 25 million streams on Spotify alone, and a collection of prestigious awards, including multiple BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, he always leaves an indelible mark on the music scene.

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