On Saturday 17th March, Bastion join Focus for a night of exotic rhythms, guitar and deep bass. Bastion is a five piece synth-pop band, charismatically blending elements of afro, electronica and jazz to create an upbeat musical experience. In their own words Bastion 'tastes like mango, stings like nettles, smells like Mary-Jane and sounds like afro-tek'.
In addition, Chippeur Modern African Dance (CMAD), the number 1 African dancer in the UK, will be on hand to teach the basic dance moves of Coupe’ Decale’, Ndobolo and other modern African rhythms.
This event is being run in association with the The Moringa Tree, an organisation who run fantastic music festivals around the world, celebrating arts and culture and benefiting local communities.
Dj’s on the night will be playing the best of both traditional and contemporary African music:
Afrobeat – Coupe Decale – Kurduro – Kwaito – Naija Beat – Highlife
With his weekly show on Playvybz Radio and recent features on Choice FM, Bogossy has quickly built a name for himself on the London night scene. Mixing up a ground-breaking selection of African and urban beats, from Zouglou to Afro-tech, you won't be standing still for long when Bogossy gets on the decks.
Focus Dj Oya Bun was born and raised in the Ivory Coast and later moved to Paris. His musical taste has been heavily influenced by both African tradition and the emerging sounds of the African diaspora. His sets incorporate Soukous, Kuduro, Kwaito, with a special focus on Coupe' Decale'.
£5 before 11pm, £7 after
Charlie Wrights, 45 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6DA