Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu

Friday 26th Feb 2021

Live Stream Starts at 8pm

Re-defining the Afro-Funk genre, Afrik Bawantu was formed in 2007 by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer Afla Sackey. It brings to life his musical dream of blending traditional Ghanaian music with sizzling Afrobeat grooves and an irresistibly funky twist. 


Their first EP Noko Hewon (2013) was released to huge critical acclaim, while their highly anticipated debut album Life On The Street (2014) shook up the new music scene with their fast, animated horn sections, heavy bass lines and vibrant African rhythms. We’re proud to bring the 10-piece to Brighton to perform for you as part of Africa in the Lounge. 

Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London

Friday 5th Mar 2021

Live Stream Starts at 8pm

A wholehearted expression of devotion, Gnawa London is the project of Moroccan Berber Simo Lagnawi. Lagnawi was raised in the Islamic Gnawa tradition and remains true to his musical heritage that combines ritual poetry with music and dancing. Whether performing in crossover groups or hosting traditional ceremonial evenings known as Lilas, the intention is always to bring the same healing energy to the fore in each new creation.

Lagnawi was nominated for two Songlines awards in 2014 (Best Artist and Best Newcomer) while his first solo debut album Gnawa London was named by Songlines Magazine as one of their Top World Albums. Lagnawi has performed at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Latitude, Boom Town and many more, so we are delighted to be bringing his captivating devotional sounds to Africa in the Lounge.

Grupo Lokito

Friday 12th March 2021

Live Stream Starts at 8pm

Fusing sounds from Kinshasa to Havana, Grupo Lokito mixes Congolese soukous music and rumba guitar lines spiced up with Cuban rhythms to create a modern cocktail of world music. 


Named Tropical Act of the Year 2017 by the UK Lukas Awards, the band have taken the UK by storm, wowing festivals and the club circuit alike with their blistering grooves and outlandish moves. Their energetic front line singers and dancers are true performers, sure to get you on your feet and dancing in your living room!

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