Tambou

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Tambou means drums in Creole. A love of tropical rhythms and beyond has brought together an incredible festival line up for this one off night. This is an unmissable opportunity to catch these acts before they hop on the international circuit.

+++ LOKKHI TERRA
+++ AWALÉ
+++ CUBAN RUMBA DE MATANZAS
+++ LIVE HIP HOP : THE FELLOWS
+++ DJ OLI HUREZ
+++ DJ O

 

@ THE NEW EMPOWERING CHURCH, 1a Westgate st, E83RL
£5 b4 10, £8 after

 

Ticket Link : http://www.wegottickets.com/event/184252

 

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AWALÉ

"Awalé are a a marvellously multicultural band with members from France, Slovakia, UK, Tunisia and Cuba. Their music is Afro-beat mixed with Latin Jazz, Ethiopian Funk, North African Amazigh music and whatever else they fancy. The band are chameleon-like in their flexibility, sidestepping from free jazz sax solos to tight groovy funk guitar lines and back with ease. The band released their debut album produced by none other than Nick 'Dubulah' Page back in May, and look set for great things." - World Music Network.

 

"Begs repeated listening." – Jane Cornwell, Songlines.

 

"Awalé's tunes rock." – Rita Ray (DJ, Broadcaster).

 

"Bringing a distinctive eastern take on afrobeat" – Lopa Kothari, World on 3, BBC3.

 

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LOKKHI TERRA

"Lokkhi Terra have gone from strength to strength since their first gig in 2006 at a concert titled From Bangla-beat to Afro-beat at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Co-founded by the classically trained, jazz-minded British Asian pianist Kishon Khan – who has played with everyone from Havana Cultura to Hugh Masekela – this good-natured London-based collective are now widely acknowledged as an international force to be reckoned with. " - Songlines

 

The new Lokkhi Terra album, CHE GUAVA'S RICKSHAW DIARIES, was released in March 2012 by Funkiwala Records.

 

"Exciting, I love the way the whole thing just flows together, effortless" – Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3, World on 3

 

"World music at its freshest" – The London Paper

 

"Fantastic" – BBC Asia Today

 

"Very impressive...infectious culture crossing sound..." - DJ Ritu, BBC Radio London

 

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CUBAN RUMBA DE MATANZAS

You will travel to the streets of Cuba, transported by the purest tradition of Afro Cuban Rhythms, delivered by the most authentic Rumberos you'll find this side of the Atlantic.

 

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THE FELLOWS

Hip Hop for the Discerning Gentleman and Kindly Hearted Maid. Gin soaked lyrics, a decanter of '64 Taylors Special Reserve, a microphone and a heavy backing band.

 

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DECKVERSATION's oli hurez will play a truly tropical mix from his extensive vinyl collection of heavy French Caribbean cadence, biguine, gwo ka, tumbélé, latin, afro and more...

 

DJ O

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