The 16th London African Music Festival

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The 16th London African Music Festival runs from 16 September -19 October 2016, produced by Biyi Adepegba, Joyful Noise.Joyful Noise was formed in 1989 and produce the annual London African Music Festival, concerts and tours and run a recording label Joyful Noise Recordings.

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London Gig Guide (December 2019)

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some…

Artists: ∵n∀v∩∴ , Afriqoui , Arteria Fm , Diabel Cissokho , Dub Pistols , Freek , Kasai Masai , Kongo Dia Ntotila , Mamadou Diabate , Mozão , Mulatu Astatke , Natty Campbell , Neue Grafik Ensemble , Parov Stelar , Skylla , Sourakata Koite , Yama Warashi , Young Paris

Event Review: Kanda Bongo Man @ Komedia (Brighton; Saturday 12th October 2019)

Within seconds of entering the room, the sense of anticipation was palpable. One felt sure that some exciting Congolese rhythms were certain to banish any rainy-day blues. The band made their way on to the stage, nonchalantly picked up their instruments and began to play their opening number, sung by…

Artists: Kanda Bongo Man , Kasai Masai , Nickens Nkosi

London Gig Guide (July 2019)

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some…

Artists: Afrikan Boy , Afriquoi , Amadou & Mariam , Amira Kheir , Amy True , Blue Lab Beats , Bumi Thomas , Carthnage , Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra , Dj Jigüe , Elpeche , Emicida , Ezra Collective , Fatima , Femi And The Inrhythms , Gianni Denitto , Imperio Bamba , Kamaal Williams , Koroleko Moussa Dembele , La-33 , Lua Preta , Marcelo D2 , Mayra Andrade , Merca Bae , Nané , Naphta , Neneh Cherry , Onra , Renegade Brass Band , Sons Of Kemet , Stella Chiweshe , Tássia Reis , The Blind Boy of Alabam , The Bongo Hop , Xylouris White , Zara Mcfarlane

Interview: Namvula – A Musical Perspective Over Womanhood (March 2018)

What a year 2017 has been for Namvula. A new album (titled Quiet Revolutions that we recently reviewed)and a newborn baby have surely revolutionised the life of the Scottish/Zambian singer-songwriter. We had the pleasure of meeting her a few weeks ago to have a chat about all the events that occurred…

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Album Review: Namvula – Quiet Revolutions [NMR Records; 10th November 2017]

The cultural heritage that Quiet Revolutions brings to our ears is incredible, to put it mildly. Since her debut album Shiwezwa, released in 2014, Namvula has blazed a trail both at home and abroad with her impressive array of music fusion, from African styles to Scottish folk. She is a singer-songwriter,…

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News: Namvula’s New Album – Indiegogo Campaign

When it comes to supporting artists that we care about and have followed the career step-by-step, you don’t need to ask us twice. That’s why we welcome and are more than happy to share with you the call of one of our favourite “local” singer-songwriters. We started following Zambian-Scottish musician Namvula three…

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Album Review: Kadialy Kouyate – Na Kitabo [KKSOUNDARCHIVE, 2nd December 2016]

It’s great to hear Kadialy Kouyate firmly back in his own Mandinka territory. This latest album Na Kitabo (My Book) by the kora player and singer is rooted in his own Senégalese tradition and has all the hallmarks of a classic in the making. The themes of the songs counteract humanity’s…

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Live Stream: Kadialy Kouyate – Na Kitabo Album Launch @ Rich Mix (1st December 2016, 9:30pm BST/GMT)

We will be broadcasting live from Rich Mix to bring you the album launch of Kadialy Kouyate’s new album “Na Kitabo” Join us at 9:30pm London time on the 1st of December. When we are live you will be able to watch it on this page or on our Facebook page:…

Artists: Kadialy Kouyate

Interview: Namvula @ Sands Films (London, 6th April 2016)

On April 6th, I ventured out to Rotherhithe in the South-Eastern corner of London to meet Namvula, a half-Zambian, half-Scottish musician whose 2014 debut album Shiwezwa received a wave of enthusiastic praise from the press. We meet as she waits to play an intimate set at a gig organised by…

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Preview: The Best from Africa ft. Kasai Masai & Alim Kamara @ Rich Mix (London, 27th February 2016)

The Best from Africa series at Rich Mix resumes for 2016 this week with a double bill sure to dispel any lingering January blues. With Sierra Leone hip hop storytelling accompanying the soukous of Congo, Kasai Masai joins Alim Kamara this Saturday in a night demonstrating the musical prowess emanating…

Artists: Alim Kamara , Kasai Masai

Review: Namvula – Debut Album Shiwezwa @ Old Queens Head (London, 3rd November 2014)

To demonstrate how much Namvula is absorbed in her music I shall recount an incident that occurred during her album launch at the Old Queens Head in London. On stage she was entranced, moving to the relentless rhythm and the melody of her songAfrica, when suddenly a cloud of smoke…

Artists: Namvula


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