African Soul Rebels 2008

African Soul Rebels 2008
Friday 22 February 7.30pm
The Anvil
The fourth instalment of African Soul Rebels, at The Anvil on Friday 22 February, promises to be the finest yet and features Salif Keita, Tony Allen and Awadi.

Salif Keita is one of the true giants of African music, the ‘Golden Voice of Africa’. He first came to fame with the Rail Band, a musical institution in Bamako, and then founded Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux, a band that used a skilful blend of styles in their music and found an international audience. This concert will bring together a specially created acoustic project playing his classic material featuring kalabash, percussion, ngoni and guitar.

Tony Allen, the drummer and unofficial music director of the late Fela Kuti’s band Africa 70, helped create the captivating sound of Afrobeat. In addition to his own classic material he has worked with artists as diverse as Damon Albarn’s The Good the Band and the Queen, Manu Dibango and Groove Armada. Tony is developing a special project for this concert that includes horns and singers to showcase new material from his forthcoming album.

Awadi, who won RFI’s Musiques du Monde award in 2004, has established himself as a pioneer. Working as a leader of the group Positive Black Soul, Awadi recorded a stack of acclaimed and accomplished albums, and was one of the few African rap artists hip enough to record with influential figures like KRS 1. Awadi has fed the traditional culture of his ancestors into his dynamic rap. He brings to The Anvil a seven piece band who promise to be as funky as they come. A true Soul Rebel, Didier Award stands up and speaks out.
Tickets for African Soul Rebels 2008 are priced at £18.50. Under 16s and students pay £10. Call the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244. Or use the Anvil Arts website

Region: All
Start Date: 22/02/2008
End Date: 22/02/2008
Start Time: 19.30
Venue: The Anvil
Venue Address: Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Andrea Bath
Phone: 01256 819797