London African Music Festival: Mose ‘Fan Fan’

The 13th London African Music Festival and Joyful Noise presents

Mose Se Sengo ‘Fan Fan’ (Mose Fan Fan) is one of Africa’s most prominent guitarists. Mose Fan Fan first shot to fame in the 60s and early 70s as the second lead guitarist of OK JAZZ (later renamed as TPOK Jazz) between 1967-74 with the legendary FRANCO (François Luambo Makiadi).

Together with Franco, Mose Fan Fan was instrumental in developing the unique Congolese rumba sound, called soukous (a fusion of traditional Congolese African music with Caribbean (especially Afro-Cuban, Haitian music) and South American sounds. In 1985 he quickly established himself as a central figure in the burgeoning area of 'world music' in the UK and it is with great pride that the welcomes him to the festival for the first time in 2015.

If you have never seen Mose Fan Fan live the festival is proud to provide this opportunity. If you have then you know this is going to be one of the African gigs of the year.

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