Gnawa Blues All Stars / YAP / DJ Snuff

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Uplifting African vibes for you tonight from the energetic Simo Lagnawi and Gnawa Blues All Stars, with support from up and coming Afrobeat group YAP and the Magic Garden debut of the amazing DJ Snuff!

♬♬ 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!

♬♬ YAP ♬♬

Afrobeat & Highlife from brand new project YAP - short for Yung Afrika Pyoneers! Come and soak in their delicious Afro grooves.

Inspired by Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah formed the first Young African Pioneer movement in Ghana in the 60s to promote Pan-African ideology amongst the youth. This ideology was adopted by Fela Kuti and he subsequently formed a manifestation of the Young African Pioneers in his sovereign home, Kalakuta Republic, in the 70s.

In the 21st century the latest manifestation of young african pioneers takes the spirit of Nkrumah, Garvey, Fela and applies it to a Post-afrobeat, Post-post-Truth world, and attempts, using the popular music forms of africa and beyond, to forge a new ideological direction for a new generation.

♬♬ DJ Snuff ♬♬

DJ Snuff is a scratch DJ with the 'Congo Natty Allstars', and tour DJ with international artists Snopp Dogg, Immortal Technique, Mos Def, The Pharcyde and many more. Also official DJ for the BreakFast East Africa Breakdance championships. His DJ sets bridge the gaps between original hip hop street-beats, dancehall, afrobeats, ragga jungle, and bass heavy riddims from across the globe.

FREE before 8pm, £5 after

The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour is from 5-7pm!

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231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG
www.magicgardenpub.com

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