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The 13th London African Music Festival

The 2015 London African Music Festival will run for 10 days under the direction Joyful Noise founder, Biyi Adepegba.

2015 line-up: living legends EBO TAYLOR (Ghana), LUCKY RANKU (South Africa), MOSE FAN FAN (Congo), PAUL LUNGA (Zimbabwe) and ED BENTLEY (UK).

We also have London debuts for three new divas in SUZANNA LUBRANO (Cape Verde), OUM (Morocco) and YINKA DAVIES (Nigeria). Suzanna Lubrano creates a musical world that is between zouk and R&B. Oum is something special. Her performances show a singer who knows her musical history and adds something new to it. SANDRA NKAKE is the most explosive of the new singers coming from West Africa with a root in popular African cultures and the urban sharpness of her roots in France. Yinka Davies’s position as a judge on Nigerian Idol gives her a weekly exposure to Nigerian homes. Her music is pure Afrobeat with soul styles thrown in.

Furthermore we are proud to present THE INRHYTHMS + KADIALY KOUYATE, DABY TOURÉ (Mauritania), SADIO CISSOKHO (Senegal), AAR MAANTA (Somalia), ORANGE BLOSSOM (France/Egypt), the LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE (UK), INESS MEZEL (France/Algeria), GORDON MASIALA (Congo), SEUN KUTI (Nigeria), HANISHA SOLOMON (Ethiopia), MIKE AREMU (Nigeria) as well as JOE DRISCOLL and SEKOU KOUYATE (USA/Gambia) and the heavenly voices of the REAPERS CHOIR (UK), the 2014 finalists of the BBC Choir of the Year.

“The London African Music Festival is an impressively eclectic affair”
Robin Denselow, the Guardian

Friday 18 September
SUZANNA LUBRANO (Cape Verde)
THE TABERNACLE, 35 Powis Square, W11 2AY
Doors at 7.00pm | www.tabernacleW11.com

Friday 18 September
SEUN KUTI and EGYPT 80 (Nigeria)
UNION CHAPEL, Compton Avenue, N1 2XD
Doors at 7.00pm | www.unionchapel.org.uk

Friday 18 September
GORDON MASIALA (Congo)
CANADA WATER CULTURAL SPACE, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
Doors at 7.30pm | www.canadawaterculturespace.org.uk

Saturday 19 September
YINKA DAVIES (Nigeria)
CANADA WATER CULTURAL SPACE, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
Doors at 7.30pm | www.canadawaterculturespace.org.uk

Sunday 20 September
OUM (Morocco)
THE TABERNACLE, 35 Powis Square, W11 2AY
Doors at 7.00pm | www.tabernacleW11.com

Sunday 20 September
DESOLA (Nigeria)
HOOTANANNY BRIXTON, 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF
Doors at 9.00pm | www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk

Sunday 20 September
ABDOULAYE SAMB & MINNJIARABY (Senegal)
HOOTANANNY BRIXTON, 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF
Doors at 9.00pm | www.hootanannybrixton.co.uk

Monday 21 September
INESS MEZEL (France/Algeria)
THE TABERNACLE, 35 Powis Square, W11 2AY
Doors at 7.00pm | www.tabernacleW11.com

Monday 21 September
ED BENTLEY (UK/Ghana)
VORTEX JAZZ CLUB, 11 Gillett Square, N16 8AZ
Doors at 8.00pm | www.vortexjazz.co.uk

Monday 21 September
LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE (UK)
THE FORGE, 3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL
Doors at 7.30pm | www.forgevenue.org

Monday 21 September
THE REAPERS CHOIR (UK)
CANADA WATER CULTURAL SPACE, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
Doors at 7.30pm | www.canadawaterculturespace.org.uk

Tuesday 22 September
ORANGE BLOSSOM (France/Egypt)
RICHMIX, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
Doors at 8.00pm | www.richmix.org.uk

Tuesday 22 September
LUCKY RANKU (South Africa)
VORTEX JAZZ CLUB, 11 Gillett Square, N16 8AZ
Doors at 8.00pm | www.vortexjazz.co.uk

Tuesday 22 September
AAR MAANTA (Somalia)
CANADA WATER CULTURAL SPACE, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
Doors at 7.30pm | www.canadawaterculturespace.org.uk

Wednesday 23 September
MOSE FAN FAN (Congo)
THE FORGE | 3-7 Delancey Street, NW1 7NL
Doors at 8.00pm | www.forgevenue.org

Wednesday 23 September
HANISHA SOLOMON (Ethiopia)
CANADA WATER CULTURAL SPACE, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
Doors at 7.30pm | www.canadawaterculturespace.org.uk

Wednesday 23 September
PAUL LUNGA (Zimbabwe)
VORTEX JAZZ CLUB, 11 Gillett Square, N16 8AZ
Doors at 8.00pm | www.vortexjazz.co.uk

Thursday 24 September
MIKE AREMU (Nigeria)
CANADA WATER CULTURAL SPACE, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
Doors at 7.30pm | www.canadawaterculturespace.org.uk

Thursday 24 September
SANDRA NKAKE (Cameroon/France)
RICHMIX, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
Doors at 8.00pm | www.richmix.org.uk

Friday 25 September
DABY TOURE (Gambia)
CANADA WATER CULTURAL SPACE, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR
Doors at 7.30pm | www.canadawaterculturespace.org.uk

Friday 25 September
THE INRHYTHMS + KADIALLY KOUYATE
PASSING CLOUDS, 1 Richmond Road, London, E8 4AA
Doors at 9.00pm | www.passingclouds.org

Saturday 26 September
EBO TAYLOR (GHANA)
UNION CHAPEL, Compton Avenue, N1 2XD
Doors at 7.00pm | www.unionchapel.org.uk

Sunday 27 September
JOE DRISCOLL & SEKOU KOUYATE (USA/Gambia)
THE TABERNACLE, 35 Powis Square, W11 2AY
Doors at 7.00pm | www.tabernacleW11.com

This year’s festival venues: The Tabernacle | Union Chapel | Canada Water Culture Space | Vortex Jazz Club | The Forge | Strongroom Bar & Kitchen | Richmix | Passing Clouds | Hootananny

Listings information
The 13th London African Music Festival
Dates: 18 – 27 September 2015
Venue: Various London venues – check www.joyfulnoise.co.uk for full listings information
Twitter: @the_lamf | Facebook: www.facebook.com/LondonAfricanMusicFestival

Press information: interviews with the festival founder Biyi Adepegba, artists, press ticket requests and images, please contact Sophia A Jackson: sophia@afridiziak.com / 07855 86 77 78