As London venues are shut down, Doin’ Our Own Thing keeps searching for the perfect space to run their night of African and Brazillian grooves.
Doin’ Our Own Thing is an organisation that looks to connect a range of diverse people through music. Specialising in nights that focus on music from Africa and Brazil, it has become a regular night of exploration across North and East London. Headed by DJ Vyzor, it has brought people like Lex Blondin, DJs from Analog Africa, and a selection of live artists to varying venues in the capital, from legendary Total Refreshment Centre to Jago in Dalston more recently.
Having hosted nights in Servant Jazz Quarters and Grow Tottenham, it has tried and tested many of the more popular venues found between Tottenham and Dalston. And the search for venues continues; this month they will be trialing the new-ish Post Bar in Tottenham where they will be accompanied by Volta45, DuncanBrooker and KoichiSakai.
Still finding its feet, The Post Bar has hosted nights for TRC, including a night with Gilles Peterson and Questlove on the decks. Lacking a real quality soundsystem in previous events, they seem to have fixed it by calling in the exceptional SUMA Sound to amplify the space, as they did with Questlove.
An inclusive and relaxed night with fun and progressive music from the last 60 years, it is an event well worth popping down to with a few mates for a little dance.
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