Live Music // Groupo Lokito, Nitin Sawhney, Transglobal Underground and more

Live Music // Groupo Lokito, Nitin Sawhney, Transglobal Underground and more

The Rich Mix music programme continues with acts from Latin America, Europe, Africa and a little closer to home…

Grupo Lokito
With DJ Rita Ray
Thurs 29 October / 8pm / Bar / £13 / £9 advanced

A high-energy mash up of African Congolese and Latin performers, playing Salsa, Congolese Rumba, Seben and everything in between. When the groove steps up a notch, their outlandish choreography has to be seen to be believed. The evening will finish off with African-Latin DJing. We defy you not to join in and dance…

Grand Union – The Next Generation
With vinspired Lake of Stars DJs
Sat 31 October / 8pm / Bar / £11 / £8 advanced

“…nearly a quarter of a century on… Grand Union continues to evolve, making new, innovative music, in a spirit of creative freedom.” fRoots 08

The next generation of dynamic world musicians will perform alongside their worldclass mentors. They will take you on a journey from central America, via Africa, eastern Europe, Asia and south America and back to the Caribbean in a blend of dance rhythms from calypso and reggae through township and hi-life to bhangra and Bollywood.

A Grand Union family concert and music workshop will be taking place in the afternoon – click here for more details.

The Biel Ballester Trio (BBT)

With vinspired Lake of Stars DJs
Thurs 5 November / 8pm / Bar / £13 / £9 advanced

Drawing inspiration from Django Reinhardt, BBT composed tracks for Woody Allen’s ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ soundtrack and performed with Woody himself on stage. They meld the traditional gipsy style with a modern flavour with young vibrant players adopting and adding new forms such as bossa nova, bolero, rumba or rock.

Jayme Stone and Mansa Sissoko – Africa to Appalachia Show
With vinspired Lake of Stars DJs
Fri 6 November / 8pm / Bar / £11 / £8 advanced

In 2007, award-winning Canadian banjo player Jayme Stone went to Mali to explore his instrument’s African roots, a trip that inspired, ‘Africa to Appalachia’ – a collaborative album with griot singer and kora player Mansa Sissoko. Julie Fowlis hailed the album as “a triumph” in The Observer and one of the best albums of 2008. Part of our world music and dance series from EQUATOR.

Nitin Sawhney Soundsystem
With GES-E and Osmani Soundz

Thurs 12 November / 8pm / Bar / £20 / £15 early bird until Mon 12 October

Nitin Sawhney will be performing an exclusive set featuring blistering sounds from cutting edge Asian Breakbeat and Drum ‘n’ Bass to dubstep, soundscapes and ambiences infused with his unique feel. Accompanied by the astounding talents of regular band members Ashwin Srinivasan on flute/vox, Aref Durvesh on tabla/dholak and Tina Grace on vox, Nitin creates a unique blend drawn from flamenco, Indian classical music, Brazillian Samba and Hip Hop to complete the mix.

Transglobal Underground
With vinspired Lake of Stars DJs

Sat 21 November / 8pm / Bar / £9 adv; £13 on the door

Transglobal Underground (TGU) have become notorious for mixing musical styles and rhythms with a total disregard for musical genres, technological barriers and common sense. Sometimes they’ve been right in the public eye, sometimes behind the screen, but they’ve never stopped being influential.

No one at the start would have predicted that after all these years Transglobal Underground would still have a large amount of respect and influence, that they would still have a loyal following and that they would still have the energy to continue a touring schedule that would finish most groups off. Transglobal Underground developed a life of its own, goes where it will for it’s own reasons. Everyone else simply follows.

STRIKE by Luca Aquino and Raffaelle Casarano
With vinspired Lake of Stars DJs

Fri 27 November / 8pm / Bar / £11 / £8 advanced

STRIKE is the Mediterranean sound chasing northern European horizons. Luca Aquino, a trumpeter from Benevento and Raffaelle Casarano, a sax player from Salento, augment their unique sounds with a touch of electronica, including loop stations, multi-effects and rhythm loops, creating an unpredictable and original duet full of pathos, tenderness and volcanic energy.

With vinspired Lake of Stars DJs

Sat 28 November / 8pm / Bar / £11 / £8 advanced

The world music and dance series EQUATOR returns to Rich Mix for an evening of Flamenco, Middle Eastern and Indian music. Guitarist Ramon Ruiz, oud maestro Attab Haddad, and world-class bansuri player Teymour Housego (Indian bamboo flute) came together to form Alcazaba.

Rich Mix Regulars…

IN THE MIX – Sunday FREE JAZZ by Soweto Kinch

Every Sunday from 27 September until 13 December / 2pm – 5pm / Bar / Free

Soweto Kinch returns to the Rich Mix bar, taking jazz to the next level with a selection of guest artists and performers including Femi Temowo and Shabaka Hutchings.

Brassroots features…

Wed 7 October, 11 November and 2 December / 7.30pm / Bar / FREE

Brassroots is a nine-piece powerhouse group of horn/drum smiths packed with boundless energy and a musical concept that catapults the brass band into another dimension. Special guests will be hand-picked each month to join in, and we’re inviting one new act to play each month too. To apply email:

Coming soon: Che Sudaka, Lowkey and New Years Eve with Hackney Globetrotter and Movimentos!

Region: All
Start Date: 29/10/2009
End Date: 28/11/2009
Start Time: 20.00
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Phone: 020 7613 7498