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Namvula's album launch, Old Queens Head, Mon 3rd Nov

PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:29 pm
by Jamie Renton
"* * * * ... Namvula is one of the most original newcomers of the year", The Guardian

Join us for the launch show of Namvula's debut album Shiwezwa, tipped by fRoots magazine to be "one of the major roots releases of the coming months".

With the usual stellar cast of musicians joining Namvula on stage: Mercury-nominated bassist Liran Donin and saxophonist Chris Williams, percussionist Mamadou Sarr (Baaba Maal), guitarist Jack Ross (Cerys Matthews, John Surman), and Yuval Wetzler (drums) PLUS special guests including maestro kora player Kadialy Kouyate and veteran Ghanaian guitarist Kari Bannerman.

And if you needed a cherry on the cake, here are two: DJs Jamie Renton and Africathy will be keeping the house blazing, spinning the decks and giving you license to pull your funkiest dance moves out of your bag...

So come and celebrate with us - dance and join in the joy, as we fill the night to the brim with good vibes and good music!

See you there!

The Old Queen's Head is at 44 Essex Road, Islington, N1 8LN

Namvula Biography
Fusing the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland with London’s eclectic music scene, Namvula blends African sounds and rhythms with Latin, jazz and folk into uplifting and emotive songs. Crossing boundaries with a refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, Namvula’s music transports listeners into different worlds, whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil.