Village Underground, London, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th March
Tinariwen are a hugely popular Tuareg band from the Sahara with
hypnotic guitar rhythms.
Composers Series, Vortex, London, Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and
Saturday 8th March
An event over 3 evenings featuring Lucky Ranku, The Rhythms and
Aubrei Woki & Kalahari.
Zong Zing, Bedroom Bar, London, Wednesday 26th March
Led by master guitarist Fiston Lusambo, Zong Zing is a 9-piece
band playing uplifting dance music called 'Cavacha' which is the
core rhythm of Central African music that has given rise to ‘Soukous’
in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ‘Makosa’ in Cameroon
and ‘Coupez Decallez’ in the Ivory Coast.
Muntu Valdo, Green Note, London, Friday 4th April
Muntu Valdo, is a jazz guitarist, harmonica player and singer
from Doula, Cameroon.
Lokkhi Terra presents CubAfrobeat featuring Dele Sosimi,
Rich Mix, London, Thursday 10th April
Afrobeat-Cuban-Bangladeshi group team up with ex-Fela Kuti keyboardist
Dele Sosimi, the UK’s multiple award winning Afrobeat ambassador,
bringing a new musical mash-up between heavyweights of the London
scene. CubAfrobeat is a groovetrain, travelling between Lagos
Nigeria and Havana Cuba, but with the waiting/dancing room in
Guide LIVE: featuring 3 top international bands, Rich Mix, London,
Saturday 17th May
Three amazing live acts from different corners of the world come
together on one stage to present Rough Guide Live: a double anniversary
celebration of 20 years of World Music Network and 25 years of
Riverboat Records! Including Ethiopian band Krar Collective, famed
for their hot, impossible-not-to-dance-to rhythms, spectacular
vocals and winning stage performance.