Africa Week Dalston


Mon 20 - Sat 26: Hoard

Arcola Theatre, timing and pricing varies 

Hoard is the funny, frank and gripping debut play from writer Bim Adewunmi – the story of a close-knit family, and a closely-guarded secret which threatens to tear it apart.

Fri 24: Lord Ambassador Sound System VS. Lionheart Sound System

Jago, 10pm - 3am, £5 early bird £10 on the door 

Featuring East London favourite Alvin Roots of the Channel One Soundsystem family and more - expect amazing roots vibes enriched with positive messages

Sat 25: Africa Day Children's Festival w/ Open Mic and Abdoulaye Samb

Vortex Downstairs + Gillett Square, 3pm - 5.30pm, Free 

In collaboration with the Dalston Children's Festival, this family friendly event features Senegalese soul sensation Abdoulaye Samb and an open mic, as well as books and stories for kids and bigger kids alike

Sat 25: The Dalston Highlife

Studio I AM, 5.30pm onwards, Free 

A summer BBQ with Dalston style, feat. Kojovi Kush (Afrospot Allstars) on the decks and a screening of Black Stars of Highlife, alongside music, artwork and short films shared by the community. Share yours here!

Sun 26: The Brother Moves On | Batsumi & Molombo Songbook | CoS

Church of Sound, 7.30pm - midnight, £16 

Johannesburg's dynamic collective The Brothers Move On share their take on the legendary works of Batsumi and Molombo, as well as highlights from their own back catalogue.

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