MWALIMU EXPRESS

Sun 16 December - Sun 16 December 2pm - 6pm
Free / Main Space (limited seating)

London’s only free lunchtime Pan African family adventure
Destination: SENEGAL

LIVE MUSIC: West African Blues Project feat Modou Toure + Ramon Goose

DOCUMENTARY: At 4.30pm Screen Station will show The United States of Africa

Get on board the legendary MWALIMU EXPRESS as we pull in to a different African city on the third Sunday afternoon of each month at Rich Mix, bringing you only the finest live music from around the continent....

Plus on the dex spinning the finest Senegalese tunes, DJ hosts Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt, astounding Oware games, film screenings from our Screen Station, delicious food and far out family dance workshops.

Yay verily 'tis the festive season and Mwalimu Express brings you glad tidings of joy of a ballsy bluesy nature with The West African Blues Project.  This is the irresistible  outcome of two outstanding musicians  from very different cultural back grounds

Modou Toure is a gifted singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist with undoubted pedigree. His father Ousmane Touré was a crucial member of the pioneering Senegalese super group Toure Kunda.

Ramon Goose is an accomplished  maverick blues musician who's talent has been enlisted by luminaries including Eric Burdon and Pee Wee Elils.Together, Modou and Ramon are on a mission to explore the soul of the Blues from it's West African roots to it's U.S. Shoots, inspiring and egging each other on to create a bubbling cauldron of blues infused rhythm and song.

We round off this festive session with a Screen Station session of The United States of Africa,  a new film documenting African hip-hop pioneer Didier Awadi as he records African Presidents, an album spotlighting revolutionary African leaders like Thomas Sankara, Patrice Lumumba and Kwame Nkrumah who led the battle in Africa’s struggle for self-determination.

Make sure you join us at the MWALIMU EXPRESS for a fun filled afternoon of live and recorded tunes, Lucy Angell John's  Parent and Toddler dance sessions, Awale with the Oware Society, plus stalls, a well stocked bar and snacks.  Chill, read your kids a book or browse a magazine while you unwind to wikkid sounds against a backdrop of fab decor and market stalls from face painting to T Shirts from the Motherland & World Music Network’s CD emporium


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