Mwalimu Express @ Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
Sunday 28th 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.
A Fra Fra greeting to you all. Mwalimu Express will be glowing with great music this session with hot sounds from the arid north of Ghana. Oh yes we are going Bolgatanga bonkers with the master of the Molo ATONGO ZIMBA.
Atongo Zimba king of the 2 stringed calabash lute called Molo or Koligo is live and direct this April. Atongo the talented troubadour who honed his craft at Fela Kuti's legendary Shrine will be boarding the Mwalimu Express with a spanking new band of Allstar musicians. Featured right up front is bluesy guitar hero and n'goni wizard Ramon Goose, yes you saw him flying here with Diabel Cissokho. Also on board is Afro Tema's Drummer Lucas Keen along with brilliant Brazilian bassist Tiago Coimbra from Brasilia. it's gonna be a supercharged session as Atongo and friends take us deep into the dancing rhythmical heart of the Savannas of Northern Ghana.
Cine Time: Our Screen Station film of the month is ABOUNA
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 26th May 2019