Mwalimu Express @ Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
Sunday 24th March 2019
A glorious culturally conscious afternoon for the whole family featuring live music, cinema, dance, games, workshops and the best of vibes. Each month, Mwalimu Express feature a different live act with African connections, DJ sets from Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt, and African cinema hosted by Screen Station’s Andy Jones.
Straight outta East London, we’re waiting with baited breath for the wonderful Musical Maestro ABDOULAYE SAMB & MINNJIARABY. The songwriting guitar magician with the gorgeous voice is back with his funkified Fula and Mandinka inspired tunes and rhythms. The rich mix of musical textures has grown from Abdoulaye’s travels, collaborations and deep dives in Africa and Europe. Minnjiaraby means “The love of cultural mixing”, and this big eared approach to music making embraces the richness of Senegalese traditions as well as the cultures of the people they come into contact with.
Also on the day: Babies toddlers Kids and parents dance sessions with Lucy Angell John; hone your Oware skills with Seth and the junior pebble demons; wondrous African films from Screen Station; Aunty Sian's fabulous African Market stalls; and Little Baobab’s scrumptious Senegalese street food fresh from the pot!
COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE!
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Sunday 28th April 2019 / High Octane Mbalax fueled Afro vibes from AFRO TEMA