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Here you will find news of the future gigs/concerts and tours of prominent African musicians in Britain/Ireland.
TOURS: currently
African 80s disco from Ibibo Sound Machine
Noura Mint Seymali renowned Mauritanian desert-rock chanteuse

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Updated on: May 20, 2015

Concerts/gigs


Boubacar Traoré, Rich Mix, London, Thursday 21st May; Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Friday 22nd May
Popularly and affectionately known as Kar Kar, Boubacar Traoré is Mali's legendary blues guitarist.
Hugh Masekela, Bath Festivals, Third Floor, Abbey Chambers, Bath, Monday 25th May; Barbican, London, Monday 8th June; Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Glynde Place, Sunday 5th July
The great South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is considered to be one of the world’s all-time greatest horn players.
Songhoy Blues, Village Underground, London, Thursday 28th May
Songhoy Blues are a 4-piece band who formed having fled a hard-line Islamist coup in the north of the country and cut their teeth in Bamako’s club scene.
Harare and Kasai Masai, Passing Clouds, London, Friday 29th May
In 'The Best from Africa' series: Zimbabwe meets Congo for a night of pure afro grooving. Harare (Chimurenga) and Kasai Masai (Soukous) will perform live with their latest releases.
Fatoumata Diawara and Roberto Fonseca, Barbican, London, Saturday 30th May
Malian soul singer Fatoumata Diawara and Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca join in a unique collaborative performance. They experiment with the links between Cuban and Malian music in a live setting, and explore their shared passions.
Dele Sosimi's Afrobeat Orchestra, Shapes, Hackney, London, Saturday 30th May
Dele Sosimi's new album launch. Dele’s keys player & musical director in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80. His pulsating live shows demonstrate his vision of Afrobeat - it is faithful to the original blueprint, but also clearly bears his own mark, expanding the horizons of the genre.
Souad Massi + Le Trio Joubran, Barbican, London, Sunday 31st May
A double bill that brings together Souad Massi's music of North Africa and Le Trio Joubran from the Middle East. Souad will present material from her new album Al-Mutakallimûn, mixing Arabic instruments such as the oud with rock and folk alongside Portugese Fado and African soul.
Afrobeats Live, Jazz Cafe, London, Sunday 31st May
The UK's biggest live music event for Afrobeats artists & entertainers. Headlined by JJC SKILLZ and featuring Timbo, SK, Tyroon Da Prince, Mikes Comedy, Selecta Aff, Komo, Matto, Double Bangs, Debrah Rose and Temple, all backed by Empire Sounds Live Band.
Daby Touré, Rich Mix, London, Friday 12th June
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Daby Touré hails originally from Mauritania with roots in Senegal. While his father and uncles formed the pioneering band Touré Kunda, Touré followed his own musical path, with influences ranging from folk melodies and desert blues, to jazz, pop, reggae, funk and soul.
Walthamstow Garden Party, Lloyd Park, London, Saturday 18th-Sunday 19th July
The music programme will feature local talent alongside international musicians including, from Africa: Kasai All Stars, a 16-piece band from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force fronted by son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and Ebo Taylor, mixing powerful rhythms and African soul.