Sahara Ganga Festival With Electric Jalaba, Beeogo Yinga, Flying Ibex + More!!!!!


A Mini Gnawa Festival in East London! Simo Lagnawi The UK's leading Guembri player and Gnawa Master will lead you on a spiritual journey into the World of Gnawa culture, from traditional through fusions of different styles.



Electric Jalaba bring their brand of psychedelic Gnawa, haunting vocals and driving North African rhythms to the Passing Clouds stage! The space-age band is a collaboration between electro-groovers Soundspecies and Gnawa master musician Simo Lagnawi that slinks along like the best desert blues yet kicks like the subtlest kind of dub. Guaranteed to blow the crowd away every time!!!


Traditional African drumming from Burkina Faso with blues, reggae and uncommon instruments!


They listen to old African pop cassettes and Brazilian Maracatu, mess around with delay pedals, and generally run down avenues of sound that are potentially as weird as they are potentially accessible.

You can either deep-sea-dive into the songs or try and untangle yourself from the perfectly executed, uncivilized beats. Whatever you choose to do, the songs will stick in your mind and the band will serve you up an irresistable feast of wayward groove!



He travels the world digging for records which would have been otherwise forgotten in time. His musical style is heavily influenced by jazz, and is very percussive; playing a distinctive mix of Afrofunk, jazz, afrobeat, highlife and Afro-influenced sounds from Africa, South America and beyond!


Fenomeno Show offers an old school vinyl selection serving a 360° view of reggae music from ska, rocksteady, roots & dub to new roots and dancehall!

Specialising in dubplates and remixes with uplifting mic skills! His music library also includes Afrobeat, world music, special remixes and bass-culture in general.

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

1 Richmond Road, E8 4AA

Other Events By These Artists

Date Event name Artist City/Town Venue
15 Feb Sounds of the World presents Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London @ Tramshed Simo Lagnawi London The Tramshed Theatre

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