ELECTRIC JALABA + ZIMBAREMABWE MBIRA VIBES + ONEJAH + DJ COUSCOUS

Friday 24 August 2018

Price: FREE b4 10pm, £5 after
Time: 9pm - 3am
ID: Entry only with valid ID

Riots & Griots presents
ELECTRIC JALABA, eclectic groove adventurers Soundspecies and Moroccan Gnawa Master musician Simo Lagnawi have teamed up to create some deep Psychedelic Space-Age Gnawa! The traditional sound of the camel skin Guembri and Lagnawi’s impressive vocals backed up by some unexpectedly appropriate, disgustingly unearthly grooves. Expect inexhaustible energy, moments of soulful calm and pinnacles of ecstatic mayhem.
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ZIMBAREMABWE MBIRA VIBES, a musical collective led by Linos Wengara Magaya. They perform, practice and teach Zimbabwean arts particularly Mbira based music, both traditional and modern. Mbira is a traditional Zimbabwean instrument used in Shona culture for spiritual ceremonies.
Zimbaremabwe has its roots in the spiritual values of traditional Zimbabwean culture. In their work they display a positive image of this culture to share with all people
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ONEJAH, a London band from Tottenham. They play a Reggae folk Afro beat sound that people can connect with Rhythmically or consciously. Onejah tour regularly through Europe and have made many friends along the way. In Britain, Onejah has played everywhere from a cupboard to the Royal Festival Hall. Original and passionate, Onejah is all about consciousness through word sound and power
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DJ COUSCOUS – ‘Swing n Skank’ music, blending elements of Reggae, AfroBeat, Cumbia, Balkan, Soca, Cadence, Drum n’ Bass, Tropical House, Breaks, and Ska. Heavy electronic beats and bass with full live instruments at the heart. The tempo’s may change, but the groove remains constant.