The Musical Black Coffee of Cuba and Congo: Papa Noel’s Café Noir Crosses the Ocean with Pan-African Congo Rumba

The Musical Black Coffee of Cuba and Congo: Papa Noel

Legendary Congolese guitarist, Papa Noel is set to bring his Afro-Cuban rhythms, spiraling guitars and furious dance beats to The Drum on Sat 23 Jun, 7.30PM.

Noel is one of the greats of African music and a guitarist of exceptional talent. Throughout his fifty year career Papa Noel has played with some of the best Congolese Rumba bands and collaborated with a host of world music stars, including Papi Oviedo with whom he produced the smash hit Bana Congo and appeared with Peter Gabriel. He has also released classic Rumba albums such as Nono and Mosala Makasi and received a MOBO nomination for Best World Music Act.

‘Cafe Noir’ is the long-awaited new album from Papa Noel, following his hugely successful ‘Bana Congo’ CD with Papa Oviedo in 2002. On this new album he is joined by guest artists including the living legend, Manu Dibango, as well as – Rey Crespo, Abby Surya, Coto, Sultan, Palma-Ernesto Reyes, Tomas Akuru, Estela-Liv Makasso and Adam Pedrosa.

Papa Noel is renowned for his electric live performances, previous tours have wowed critics and audiences’ worldwide. On the current tour Papa Noel will be bringing his 11 piece band together for what promises to be a spectacular series of shows.

“A profoundly moving experience” The Times

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Venue: The Drum
Venue Address: 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham
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