WOM@TT ‘s main aim is to profile and develop UK based African, Caribbean & Latin artists in excellent venues with high production values and PR support. We shine the spotlight on home grown artists and those who have made UK their home (Just because they are no longer trainspotter fodder, they are still brilliant!)
Best of British IX spotlights KEITH WAITHE – internationally-renowned flautist and music creator originally from the rain-forests of Guyana. Keith has over 90 flutes in his collection and is noted for his explorations of LatinAmerican, African and Indian musics. His Macusi players have performed worldwide and he is equally attentive to developing local young musicians’ talents
ALEXANDER GREAT is rightly crowned 2010 Calypso Monarch for his latest totally topical ‘Ayiti’ and for his services to the genre far beyond. He has penned many other winners’ songs and is a BBC regional Calypsonian in residence and is training the next generation too
MOSI CONDE, of Guinea Conakry’s leading Griot and musical line (Sekouba Diamond Fingers Diabate and Mory Kante are his uncles Over 2010 he has emerged as a fine band leader – with Kaira Kora Afrika – and released his debut album KAIRA KORA AFRIKA achieving widespread airplay including Radio 3 and an I Tunes release.
MC Ni who so successfully anchored last month’s Mama Africa event will do so again for B O B IX and perform her topline hit the soca infused ‘V’Uvuzela’ and the event will also be graced by the the superb Soca Divettes
New weekday licensing rules at The Tabernacle mean that the event has to finish at 10pm, it being a Thursday – however fear not! WOM@TT are offering a free after party at a secret local venue to all those who come. You gotta be there to know.
This is the last WOM@TT event for 2010 however plans are already in place for a brilliant 2011. To be kept informed readers are encouraged to join the mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fantastic evening is promised on Thursday 23 December.