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London African Music Festival

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:10 pm
by Andrewq
The upcoming London African Music Festival has some good acts and is worth supporting – see listings:
http://www.afridiziak.com/theatrenews/n ... tival.html
One artist new to me is Omu – http://www.oum.ma/watch.php - and looking forward to seeing Daby Toure again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl6rPUXOaoU

Re: London African Music Festival

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:37 pm
by will vine
A sign of the times that this post of Andrew's has prompted no response at all on this of all sites. No expressions of feverish anticipation here nowadays. I guess I must admit that the thrill of discovering African musics and musicians no longer has me wholly in its grip. I remain very glad that they all now come here and play, and similarly remain dumbfounded that the music doesn't get more prominence on the daytime airwaves. I'm happy I can get to see one or two of them now and again but I do take it all for granted now.

When you get hit first is when you get hit hardest. The thrill is not gone but it is waning.
Times change.

Re: London African Music Festival

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:49 pm
by Chris P
always support africa, beyond locality, why not?

Re: London African Music Festival

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:50 pm
by Chris P
Ch-ch-ch-changes

Re: London African Music Festival

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:03 pm
by Rob Hall
will vine wrote:A sign of the times that this post of Andrew's has prompted no response at all on this of all sites. No expressions of feverish anticipation here nowadays.

The big reason I don't reply to these gig notices is that - sad git that I have become - I've pretty much given up on live music. I'm well aware that it's my loss, but my ears can't take the volume and, since I had my knee replaced, I'm definitely in no position to stand around for the duration of a gig, let alone get up and boogie.

Re: London African Music Festival

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:21 pm
by Jamie Renton
Will, there's still enthusiasm for African music (and other global sounds as well) but discussion has moved over to other places (Facebook & Twitter) as this forum's focus has shifted over to older UK & US sounds.

I see good crowds at African gigs, but they're mainly made up of younger people. So I don't think the love of the music is dying out, just moving on.

Re' the London African Music Festival: as ever, there are fine artists in the line-up. Although some seemingly strange venue choices. Ebo Taylor's music, for example, needs a packed dancefloor to really make sense & I wonder how he'll go down at the Union Chapel (with its bum-numbing pews).

If you'll excuse the shameless pluggery, we've got the full line-up of Congo-Cuban wonders (& DJ Relay favourites) Grupo Lokito at the Shout Collective session at Jamboree on Sat 12th December.

Re: London African Music Festival

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:59 pm
by will vine
Aw, that's sad news Rob, though I suspect you're way more up to date than many of us with cds and such.

And then

That's all great news from the ever positive Jamie.

Re: London African Music Festival

PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:10 pm
by Chris P
Saw Diabel Cissokho and his group last weekend in glosshire at a free gig (part of a fringe). They/he were really good, and went down really well with the crowd. A popular gig in a partly covered marketplace, plenty of dancing too from many