Preview: Pat Thomas and the Kwashibu Area Band @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Tuesday 1st October 2019)

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Pat Thomas is a name known by many and perhaps all lovers of West African grooves, as he is a staple name in the rare groove resurgence, heightened by the likes of Strut Records, reissuing some old regional classics.

Known by some as the ‘golden voice of Africa’ (officially crowned in 1978), Pat Thomas is a champion of highlife music, as well as afrobeat and Afro-pop, having been in the mainstream local music scene since the 70s, and reining supreme ever since.

The Jazz Cafe in Camden is hosting this rare chance to see a living legend, brought over with the almighty Kwashibu Area Band, all of whom worked together on their latest album, which was self-titled. In the evening, support bands include Isaac Birituro and the Rail Abandon, who play a fusion of Ghanese xylophone music with western tones, as well as Strut DJs who will be featuring some of their extensive back catalogue.

An evening of uplifting dancing, soulful popping, and those rarely-heard live, feel-good grooves that have stood the test of time.

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