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Monday 16 November 2020

Live Streamed Concert Series From Brighton Studios Promises A Musical Journey Through Africa

Africa in the Lounge, a series of six concerts drawing on musical traditions from across Africa, will be streamed live on Youtube and Facebook from Ooosh! Studios in Brighton.

The concerts presented by African Night Fever and Yaram Arts feature Gambian master percussionist and vocalist Musa Mboob, Tanzanian multi-instrumentalist Saidi Kanda, and London's finest exponents of Soukous and Congolese rumba, Kasai Masai.

African Night Fever has been bringing the best musicians from Africa to audiences in Brighton and beyond for over fifteen years. 

Yaram Arts is the UK's leading music development agency specialising in African artists. Now they join forces for a special series of live performances. 


Ebou Touray, of African Night Fever, said 

"African Night Fever & Yaram Arts bring an immersive and uplifting passage through Africa via rhythm and melody. It is sure to warm your heart and lift your spirits!"

To access the live streamed events go to facebook.com/africannightfever, facebook.com/yaramarts, or Yaram Arts Youtube.
The concerts are free to watch, though donations are welcome. 



MUSA MBOOB & XAMXAM
Fri 4 Dec, 8pm

Following his fantastic album launch in Brighton earlier this year, Gambian master percussionist and vocalist Musa Mboob returns to electrify you with his fusion of the Afro Manding style with traditional West African rhythms. Musa has earned himself a reputation as a true master of the art, reflecting the vibrant life and cultures of the smiling coast of Africa.


SAIDI KANDA & MVULA MANDONDO BAND
Fri 20 Nov, 8pm
Fri 11 Dec, 8pm

Hailing from Tanzania, Saidi Kanda is regarded as one of the most talented players of African traditional music. With a sweet melodic voice and charismatic stage presence, the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist is known for his energetic style and feelgood performances. A former Womad Percussionist of the Year, Saidi Kanda has played with most of the greats of African Music including Papa Wemba, Kofi Olamindea and Mose Fanfan. 


KASAI MASAI
Fri 27 Nov, 8pm
Fri 18 Dec, 8pm

With galloping rhythms, passionate melodies and swinging guitars, Kasai Masai are first class exponents of the fast-paced Soukos and Congolese rumba, and have worked alongside many of Congo"s leading musicians, including the legendary Kanda Bongo Man. Their style adds a contemporary twist to the traditional sounds of Congo"s remote villages where music is more than just entertainment – it is a way of life.


Africa In the Lounge live streamed from Ooosh! Studios Brighton until 18th December 2020. 

by: Mike Cobley




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