Preview: Bukky Leo and Black Egypt + Simo Lagnawi @ Woolwich Works (London; Saturday 23rd October 2021)

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Not many musicians can boast that they have played and are still playing a crucial role in music history. That’s why we are more than honoured to welcome you to Woolwich and present you with a good and proper institution of West African and the UK scene. 

On Saturday the 23rd of October Bukky Leo, supported by the mind-blowing energy of his band, the Black Egypt, will pay a visit to South-East London to take part in Woolwich Works‘ Black History Month event calendar.

To open the evening, in the Visitors Book Café, Simo Lagnawi and his Gnawa London.

Bukky is a referential character when it comes to the development and diffusion of styles like afrobeat, afro-jazz and more “local” ones like acid-jazz. His career spans five decades and has grown and flourished by treasuring the example and experience of giants like Fela Kuti and Tony Allen

More recently, together with Gilles Peterson, he was one of the architects of the acid-jazz movement. Bukky and his musicianship also helped to reshape the contours of afro-jazz, refining them with London accents.

To attend one of his performances is something more than just enjoying the set of a remarkable saxophonist, it is also to engage first-hand with the history of music.

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Date Event name Artist City/Town Venue
23 Oct BUKKY LEO & BLACK EGYPT Bukky Leo London Woolwich Works

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