Afro, Funk, Jazz, Dub, Reggae and Tropical mash up with 3 live acts and some amazing DJs across 2 floors from Ghetto Lounge! A DJ event that started in Brick Lane in 2003, Ghetto Lounge has blossomed into a record label and a promoter of the highest quality Afrobeat and Tropicalismo from the London underground and world music scenes.
♪♫ ♪♫ Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu ♪♫ ♪♫
*****Rhythm-driven dance-inducing fusion with traditional roots, led by Ghanaian-born percussion master, Afla Sackey*****
Get ready to embark on a journey to Afla Sackey's musical dreams through his hand-picked funk orchestra; Afrik Bawantu...
Blending vibrant African percussions to a funky and talented horn section, the upcoming Afro Funk sound is colourful and ground breaking, and the energy spread by their music always fills the dance floor!
♪♫ ♪♫ Sabbey Drummers ♪♫ ♪♫
*****Traditional Ghanaian drummers*****
A wonderful group of traditional drummers, dancers and singers takes traditional rhythms, chants and dances from their own tradition and those of a variety of other West African cultures, rearranging them in a modern and accessible way.
♪♫ ♪♫ Clapper Priest meets Koichi Sakai ♪♫ ♪♫
*****Dub & Dancehall - East Meets West*****
Jamaica meets Japan Super Dancehall set when these two go head to head! Clapper is the ulimate Urban Roots Junglist whilst Koichi is the Afrobeat King, cranking out a smooth mix of Soul, Jazz, Funk and Latin
♪♫ ♪♫ Nik Weston ♪♫ ♪♫
This record loving DJ is also a music producer, music buyer for Juno records and owner of the Mukatsuku Records label! Expect sets rich in Afrobeat, Funk, Latin, Soul, Jazz & Disco from this legendary DJ with over 20 years experience on the London dance scene.
♪♫ ♪♫ Huw72 ♪♫ ♪♫
UK Hip-Hop DJ & producer Huw72 is the founding member of Beyond There Production crew. He also runs the 72 RECORDS label and set up the famous London's Mr. Bongo Hip-Hop & Rare Groove shop (1993-2004).
♪♫ ♪♫ 3RD BaLL ♪♫ ♪♫
3RD BaLL is a Lodon based DJ from Japan who plays all sorts of reggae and bass, running a monthly night "Riddim Adventure" in Brixton and the Riddim Chango label!
FREE before 9pm, £5 before 10pm, £10 after
1 Richmond Road, E8 4AA
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