Sahara Ganga With Simo Lagnawi, Mr. Morski + More!

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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.

LIVE:

♫♫ Gnawa Blues All Stars ♫♫

Since his arrival in the UK in 2008, the charismatic creator and leader of Gnawa Blues All Stars, Simo, has performed at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Latitude and Boom Town.

Playing traditional Gnawa (sacred trance music from Morocco) and Gnawa fusion with his bands Electric Jalaba, Gnawa Griot, and Gnawa Blues Allstars, Simo continuously pushes new boundaries fusing Gnawa with music from countries such as Gambia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, India, Japan, Venezuela and the Caribbean. Look out for special guest musicians playing with the band!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJRtcw1ZiUY

♫♫ Mr. Morski & the Medditeraneos ♫♫

Miroslav Morski is a musical tornado - if you've seen him, the chances are he had a guitar in his hand, taking his grooves to the next level, be it in Bulgarian folk, reggae, funk, or his own beautiful and unique compositions.

Well-known for his importance to The Turbans, and as a superstar in his home country of Bulgaria for his work fronting Django Ze, it is always a treat to hear the fiery-eyed Morski's incredible guitar and voice. Catch him while you can with his band of 6 red hot musicians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpRfIIk2cvA

♫♫ Gnawa London ♫♫

“It’s an outstanding piece of work. Gnawa London never lacks any feeling of spontaneity, and the depth of the groove is mesmerizing. Lagnawi is a musician you’re all going to hear a lot more about” -- Culture Capital, June 2013

“He creates a highly individual tapestry of sound... Gnawa London reveals Simo Lagnawi to be an artist to watch closely”
-- Tim Woodall, Songlines Magazine

“While some Gnawa music has become modernized or profane over the years Lagnawi wisely chooses a timeless approach...traditional with compelling arrangements. Lagnawi reveals an understated mastery of Gnawa music ...a fascinating album.” -- Rootsworld

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MFyUimLPdQ

http://www.simolagnawi.co.uk/

DJs:

♫♫ Volta45 (Afro-Palace Sessions) ♫♫

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!

https://www.mixcloud.com/HaggerstonRadio/volta-fortyfive-12th-july/

♫♫ Pete Buckingham (On the Corner Records) ♫♫

World wide funky rhythms!

https://www.mixcloud.com/YouAndMusicRadio/pete-on-the-corner-you-and-music-radio-weekender/

♫♫ Africathy ♫♫

Fresh sounds from Africa and beyond!

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

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www.passingclouds.org

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