Sun 31 Mar 20.00
The African Market
12noon to 7pm - Free Entry
MANY STALLS / FASHION / ARTS&CRAFTS / DESIGN / JEWELLERY / BOOKS / MUSIC / CULTURE / HOMEMADE FOOD / DRUMMING CIRCLE / FACE PAINTING / GLITTER TATTOO
Join us from 12noon as we bring you a unique alternative fair, showcasing the talents from Africa and the Diaspora located in London and UK. It includes designer’s and charities’s stalls where you can find original fashion pieces, accessories, jewellery, shoes as well as Arts & Crafts, homewear, beauty natural products, books, music, arts amongst more. Local & international charities are also represented, promoting their actions, raising awareness but also funds by selling goods.
More than an exhibition and trade space, The African Market is a place of curiosity attracting an eclectic mix of people including families, young people, students & adults, and a networking platform both for traders and interested visitors, connecting amateurs, professionals and passionates.
You’ll be welcomed by the distinctive sounds of the open drumming circle by ghanaian collective One Drum. So, expert musicians and beginners, don’t be shy and join the Jam!
And to complete the joyful atmosphere homemade African food will be served.
It’s really energetic, the music and the liveliness. You can’t walk by and not come in…
It’s open til 7pm, it’s all free entry and everyone is welcome!
ABDOULAYE SAMB & MINNJIARABY
"Wouty" Album Launch
Also featuring special guests:
Diabel Cissoko, Amira Kheir, Luzmira Zerpa,
Kyazi Lungagira, Noga Ritter, Maimuna Fall
+ Support act: Sura Susso (Gambian Griot Music/kora - UK Tour)
+ DJ Koichi Sakai (Ghetto Lounge)
Abdoulaye Samb & Minn Jiaraby
Minnjiaraby is a band founded in 2001 by Abdoulaye Samb, guitarist singer composer from Senegal. His original music is inspired by Fula and Mandinka cultures among many others. The name of the band means "The love of mixing", which expresses the richness of senegalese traditions and ethnies, the beauty in them getting together, as well as an open-minded approach to all cultures and people and bridging and promoting them. The music has grown from Abdulaye's travels, collaborations and researches in Africa and Europe.
Website - www.openthegate.org.uk