Joyful Noise presents Unreported Music Tours’Colchester African Music Weekend

Three sounds over three nights from three African countries. Infectious rhythms, soaring vcals, passionate harmonies are the hallmark of these three artists and their groups from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.

Friday 22nd July
Afla Sackey and Afrik Bawantu

Get ready to embark on a journey… to the world of Ghanaian master percussionist and singer Afla Sackey and his 10-piece Afro-beat funk orchestra Afrik Bawantu.

Sackey’s incredible orchestrations and compositions rejuvenate Ghanaian dance drumming and song, weaving melodies in Ga and English between explosive solos and dynamic horn phrases lifted by funky guitar riffs and groovy bass lines.
£12.50 / £10.00 (concs)

Saturday 23rd July
Femi and The InRhythms

This 7-piece band from Lagos and London, mixes the cerebral musicality of afrobeat with the visceral grooves of funk and underpinned then with Yoruba-English vocals styles to create an eclectic futuristic world dance music making them one of the key bands from the contemporary African music. They put the heavy grooves of afrobeat into the funk and jazz solos.

Femi And The Inrhythms are Femi Sofela (bass/vocals), Esther Mabadeje (vocals), Ebenezer Oke (guitar), Niran Obasa (synths), Gbenga Kolade (keyboards), Tope Orekoya (percussion) And Tosin Dagunduro (drums).
£12.50 / £10.00 (concs)

Sunday 24th July
Joyce Moholoagae

South African jazz singer Joyce Moholoagae presents South African Jazz Songs – an evening of South African jazz classics made famous by the likes of Dudu Pukwana, Miriam Makeba, Abdullah Ibrahim, Chris McGregor, Dorothy Masuka, Johnny Dyani, Hugh Masekela and including original songs by Joyce herself. A personal journey into the music from the heart beat of the townships of South Africa.
£12.50 / £10.00 (concs)

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