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London Afrobeat Collective Live @ Lewes Con Club
Saturday 6th April 2024
Lewes Con Club

Starts 7:30PM

London Afrobeat Collective are a tight-knit family of musicians from around the world, living in London and united by a love of afrobeat and a desire to take original music to new places.

This 8-strong collective from England, Italy, France, Congo, Argentina and New Zealand combine traditional afrobeat and hi-life with funk, jazz, Latin and dub to deliver party music born of their truly global DNA.


A regular hit on the UK and Europe touring circuit and celebrated for their raucous energy, heavy dance grooves and conscious lyrics, the band has rocked major stages from Glastonbury Festival (UK) to the Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, via Imagina Funk (Spain), Fusion Festival (Germany), Cully Jazz (Switzerland), Tempo Latino (France), Earth Garden (Malta) and many more.


African Night Fever: Roots 8
Friday17th May 2024
Ropetackle Arts Centre

Starts 6:30PM

A multi-national all-star eight-piece band boasting a wealth of super talented musicians and a tropical style of world music.

Roots 8 creates a sound that draws on rare groove rhythms combined with Afro-Caribbean jazz, African back beats, and soulful melodies. This evening will feature a feel good, tropical cocktail of sounds from Africa to the Caribbean.

Afro-Caribbean food will be available from 6.30pm on the night from the Soul Food Sisters. No pre-booking necessary. Meat and vegetarian options are available.

Please note, this event is primarily configured for standing and dancing. Limited seating is available to book for those who require it. Seating will be positioned around the edge of the auditorium, and visibility may be impacted.

Age Guidance 16+


Africa Night Fever: Grupo Lokito
Saturday 22nd June 2024
Ropetackle Arts Centre

Starts 8:00PM

Africa Night Fever presents a sunshine party with Grupo Lokito – from Kinshasa to Havana!

Grupo Lokito create a modern-day cocktail of two of the great world music traditions. Fusing blistering contemporary Congolese grooves and soukous with the fire of Cuban rumba and salsa all under one roof.

The glorious, melodious vocals of Congolese front-men Eugene Makuta and Iddo Donnatella blend with the soaring guitars of Congolese maestro Mbokalia, the rhythmic grooves of Chocolat, and the lilting keyboards of Sara.


Afro-Caribbean food will be available from 6.30pm on the night from the Soul Food Sisters. No pre-booking necessary. Meat and vegetarian options are available.


GiwHa and The 1618 
plus Support from Georgia Blankson

Sunday 23rd June 2024
Brixton, SW2 1DF
Starts 7.30PM -11:00PM

Following the incredible success of their sold-out show at The Ritzy (Upstairs) Brixton, GiwHa and The 1618 are back, and this time, they will be taking the stage at the legendary Hootananny Brixton! GiwHa's impressive resume includes opening for renowned acts like Sister Sledge, Norman Jay MBE, and Boogie Belgique, proving his ability to share the stage with the best in the business.

 Featuring Special Guest: Georgia Blankson!

Georgia Blankson will be joining us for the night, adding her sensational talents to the mix and ensuring an unforgettable musical journey for all.


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.


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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Wednesday 21st Auguest 2024

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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