***ZIMBAREMABWE MBIRA VIBES***
Zimbaremabwe is a musical collective led by Linos Wengara Magaya. They perform, practice and teach Zimbabwean arts particularly Mbira based music, both traditional and modern. Mbira is a traditional Zimbabwean instrument used in Shona culture for spiritual ceremonies.
Zimbaremabwe has its roots in the spiritual values of traditional Zimbabwean culture. In their work they display a positive image of this culture to share with all people.
***GNAWA GRIOT ft. SIMO LAGNAWI & JALLY KEBBA SUSSO***
This project combines the hypnotic power of Moroccan Gnawa by boundary-pushing Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi, with the Berber Desert Blues sound, and innovative Gambian Griot Jally Kebba Susso - the Jimi Hendrix of the Kora-world. These collaborative stars have been weaving their ancient African musical forms with Jazz, Folk, Funk, Samba, Electronic, African drums, music from India, Japan, South America and yonder, and it is their mission to expand and interlace the boundaries of each individual tradition, whilst keeping its heart and soul intact.
Fresh from the north-lands The Steampacket play straight-ahead reels & jigs from Scotland & Ireland. The group bring traditional céilidh dance tunes onto the contemporary dance floor.
DJ KOICHI SAKAI (Afro-beat/Reggae)
DJ VOLTA45 (Afro-Palace Sessions)
(Afro, Highlife, Latin, Tropical vibes, Afro-funk)
Free before 9pm, £5 before 10pm, £10 after