Ghetto Lounge Afro/Dub Special!!!!!!!


Afro, Funk, Jazz, Dub, Reggae and Tropical mash up with 3 live acts and some amazing DJs across 2 floors from Ghetto Lounge! A DJ event that started in Brick Lane in 2003, Ghetto Lounge has blossomed into a record label and a promoter of the highest quality Afrobeat and Tropicalismo from the London underground and world music scenes.

♪♫ ♪♫ Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu ♪♫ ♪♫

*****Rhythm-driven dance-inducing fusion with traditional roots, led by Ghanaian-born percussion master, Afla Sackey*****

Get ready to embark on a journey to Afla Sackey's musical dreams through his hand-picked funk orchestra; Afrik Bawantu...

Blending vibrant African percussions to a funky and talented horn section, the upcoming Afro Funk sound is colourful and ground breaking, and the energy spread by their music always fills the dance floor!

Check their latest appearance on BBC World Service:

♪♫ ♪♫ Sabbey Drummers ♪♫ ♪♫

*****Traditional Ghanaian drummers*****

A wonderful group of traditional drummers, dancers and singers takes traditional rhythms, chants and dances from their own tradition and those of a variety of other West African cultures, rearranging them in a modern and accessible way.

♪♫ ♪♫ Clapper Priest meets Koichi Sakai ♪♫ ♪♫

*****Dub & Dancehall - East Meets West*****

Jamaica meets Japan Super Dancehall set when these two go head to head! Clapper is the ulimate Urban Roots Junglist whilst Koichi is the Afrobeat King, cranking out a smooth mix of Soul, Jazz, Funk and Latin


♪♫ ♪♫ 3RD BaLL ♪♫ ♪♫
(Riddim Chango)

3RD BaLL is a Lodon based DJ from Japan who plays all sorts of reggae and bass, running a monthly night "Riddim Adventure" in Brixton and the Riddim Chango label!

(Reggae/Hip Hop/Dancehall/Jungle)

Galak Spiritual is a French Singjay from Paris. He began his musical career over a decade ago first as a hip hop artist before progressing to reggae music. He is also one of the frontmen of reggae/dub band Onlyjoe; and a member of the fully respected Londonian sound system Unit 137.

(Beauty & The Beat)

Audiophile sound system crew! Don't miss this strictly vinyl-only session from two of the DJs behind Beauty & the Beat, a full-on,
no-limits, all welcome, freeform psychedelic dance party!

FREE before 9pm, £5 before 10pm, £10 after

1 Richmond Road, E8 4AA

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