The eclectic and critically acclaimed London African Music Festival returns for an 11th instalment, running from September 13th – 22nd, across 11 venues.
From Congolese soul to Senegalese rap; from Somali poet to Cuban band; afrobeat, jazz, blues and more. Seriously, it's going to be a hectic 10 days!
DRC, Uganda, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana, Eritrea, Somalia, UK, Cuba, Egypt, Zambia, Nigeria, Algeria,…
Fredy Massamba, Jaqee, Sister Fa, Hanisha Solomon, M3NSA, Miryam Solomon, Elmi Ali, The Venus Bushfires, son Yambu, Guy Schalom, Cleveland Watkiss, The Heads and The Feet House Band, Family Atlantica (I've seen the lead singer onstage before and she's a fantastic performer), Adjoa, Namvula (a personal friend who's about to drop her debut album – watch this space!), The Fontanelles, Fofoulah, Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics, Queen Salawa Abeni and the Yoruba Women Choir, Osibisa, Akim El Sikameya, Lekan Babaola, Muntu Valdo, Malick Pathé Sow, Bao Sissoko, Niran Obasa, Acoustic Africa, Dat, Atongo Zimba, Tony Kofi and Tunday Akintan.
Yes, a lot of artists to get to know! Find out more on the Joyful Noise website.
Without further ado, the videos below are just a little of what you can expect. What will you go see?
Happy Friday everybody!
Images via the Joyful Noise website: top – Sister Fa (photo by Michael Mann) and M3NSA; Malick Pathé Sow and Bao Sissoko; Orlando Julius and Namvula; Jaqee (photo by Viktoria Binschtok).
- Interview with Musician Muntu Valdo
- Interview with Lyrical Genius M3NSA
- TGIF! with Bumi Thomas and The Venus Bushfires
- TGIF! with Diaspora: A Global Mixtape Movement
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