Ten days of world-class jazz
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Mwalimu Express presents
Sunday 17 December
In a nutshell
A glorious culturally conscious afternoon for the whole family featuring live music, cinema, dance, games, workshops and best of vibes.
Each month we feature a different live act with African connections, DJ Sets from Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt, African cinema with introduction and Q&A’s led by Andy Jones of Screen Station.
Lucy Angell John’s dance session for kids lasts all afternoon along with the Oware Society’s non stop playing of the oldest board game in the world, Oware, as played in Ghana.
Plus, enjoy Kunle's African street food fresh from the pot.
Talk, dance, clap, cheer, drink, eat, and share a celebration of African culture.
What to Expect
There are two live sets from the visiting artist every session followed by a film, a feature or a selection of shorts. The dance workshop for kids goes on from 2 till 4 and there are Oware board games led by teachers from the oware society each session.
Mwalimu Express brings you an EFG London Jazz Festival special! Feat. MWALIMU EXPRESS ALLSTAR QUARTET! feat. CAMILLA GEORGE (alto sax), KADIALY KOUYATE (kora), MULELE MATONDO AFRIKA (bass), PAT THOMAS (keyboards).
17 December: TBA
Every month: Dj sets and hosting from Rita Ray (BBC World Service) and Max Reinhardt (late Junction BBC Radio3). Family activities, stalls from Open the Gate The African Market, Dom’s CD Stall, face painting and portraiture and other surprises on a monthly basis. The Richest Mix at Rich Mix for sure!
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'It's an oasis where community still matters a, where local voices can be heard and where local artists and practitioners from all over London can find a space and a platform for their work.'
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Things you should know
This event is wheelchair accessible.
Sun 17 December