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African Night Fever: Mokoomba
Tusona Tour

Tuesday 20th August 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 August 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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Transglobal Underground (Live)
Wednesday 27th November 2024

Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
Starts 7:30 PM 

Long known for their scorching live shows, legendary Transglobal Underground are back and coming to Brighton for a very special full live band performance.

Transglobal Underground came into being during the electronic dance scene of the early 90s. Pioneers in the mixing of club culture with world music, their first single Temple Head went Top 30 and their debut album, Dream of 100 Nations top 20. Their seventh album Moonshout picked up a BBC World Music award.

They became best known for their live shows which made them festival favourites and have seen them touring worldwide ever since. Along the way, they've been a DJ collective, a techno soundsystem, a Middle Eastern hit production team, a backing group for an Albanian brass fanfare, a seminar, a medicine show and several things that no one involved would admit to if they could even remember them…

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African Night Fever:
Afriquoi

Saturday 14th December 2024

Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
Starts 8:00PM

The masterful 5-piece live show combines Gambian kora, Congolese guitar + Mandinka percussion styles with electronic music drawing on house,  garage, disco, soul + jungle to create something entirely unique.

Based in London, Afriquoi is a UK afro supergroup, with every musician a band leader in their own right. With members ranging in age across 3 decades, originating from Africa, the Carribean and the UK, Afriquoi is true fusion music in the best sense of the word, bringing together a vast depth of musical knowledge, culture and life experience.

Formed in 2011 out of London’s cultural melting pot, they have established a cult gobal fanbase, loved by fans both of African and electronic music, creating uplifting, dancefloor-friendly new music for a new generation of music fans.

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