March

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Bristol - 23.03.17

Bam!Bam!Bam! & Diplomats Of Sound present SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 Youngest son of the late, great Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti heads to Bristol with the legendary Egypt 80 band. A true ambassador of the the afrobeat movement, the young Seun took over the reins of his fathers legacy in 1997 as leader of Egypt 80 after Fela\'s untimely death, having performed with the band from the young age of 9. Ever since, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father. Along the way, he began to add his own twist to the music, digging deeper into various African traditions to reflect the continent\'s struggles and cultures. About three-quarters of the current Egypt 80 line-up consists of musicians that not only played with Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the founder of the Afrobeat movement. Seun Kuti has toured the world numerous times and previously released three critically acclaimed albums as well as 2016\'s \'Struggle Sounds\' EP. One of the true modern leaders of the Afrobeat genre with a high energy live show taking in his father\'s back catalogue as well as Seun\'s own material, this really is one of the unmissable events of 2017.

Trinity, Bristol, United Kingdom

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - ...

Trinity
Bristol

Thursday

23 Mar

The Afrobeat Event Of The Decad Live At O2 Forum Kentish Town

Soundcrash presents The Afrobeat Event of the Decade Featuring Seun Kuti & Tony Allen Plus The Heliocentrics + XOA + Melt Yourself Down (DJ) With a very rare line-up of the greatest artists in the genre, featuring the original band and family of Fela Kuti himself, this very special night celebrates one of the greatest sounds in music, Afrobeat.

O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom

The Afrobeat Event Of T...

O2 Forum Kentish Town
London

Friday

24 Mar

London Afrobeat Collective & No Go Stop At Exchange, Bristol

Wave Promotions Present... No Go Stop The mighty 12-piece No Go Stop are much more than a tribute to past glories, they are a living, breathing evocation of the life-force that is Afrobeat. Boasting an impressive repertoire of self-penned, new material, they have recently released their debut record "Agbara Orin. Driving percussion, brass encrusted rhythms and epic instrumental solos set the pace while echoes of Old Soul from Marie Listers Vocals, catch the timeless quality of that ancestral funk sound. No Go Stop are truly on a mission to bring something exciting and new whilst staying true to Fela Kuti\'s musical mission to present the heart of jazz with the soul of Africa and keep you dancing till dawn. London Afrobeat Collective If, as the great Fela Kuti once said, music is the weapon, then youll need to wear armour to withstand the full sonic force of London Afrobeat Collective (LAC) this politicised party machine are an incendiary live act who channel the spirit of the Afrobeat founder via bass-heavy rhythms guaranteed to make you move. Early bird tickets on sale now from www.exchangebristol.com! Tickets: www.exchangebristol.com/whats-on/events/25-mar-17-no-go-stop-exchange

The Exchange, Bristol, United Kingdom

London Afrobeat Collect...

The Exchange
Bristol

Saturday

25 Mar

April

Mansion Of Snakes / Sam Walker / Selecta Mad Max

One for all those brassophiles out there. Mansion of Snakes bring their epic 11 piece Afrobeat sound to the stage with support from \'one man band of hope & joy\' Sam Walker, and tropical bass from Selecta Mad Max on the decks! Mansion of Snakes Mansion of Snakes is an 11piece afrobeat behemoth from Leeds featuring members of Jack Flash, Kalyan, Me And My Friends and The Indecision. Mansion of Snakes have performed at The Edinburgh Fringe and Smugglers Festival, collaborated with South African choirs, played late night sets in woodland cocktail bars and above Thai restaurants, as well as hometown shows at The Brudenell Social Club, Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Kalyan Presents and Bold as Brass. Now the band is working in the studio to hone boneshaking grooves, acerbic free jazz and cosmic funk ready for new audiences in 2017. The year of the snake. The earth shall shake and the serpents will dance, for Mansion of Snakes is here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZTrYx1QLk0 Sam Walker Sam Walker has spent his life immersed in music and shows no signs of slowing down. He is a multiinstrumentalist, songwriter, composer and performer whose shows have been gaining notoriety across the world for their eclectic, raucous, hilarious and beautiful nature. With songs full of hope and a stage full of all kinds of instruments including guitars, foot percussion, keyboards, steel pans, drums and a voice that ranges from the sublime to a screeching yowl - Sams solo shows conjure up a rare and unique spine tingling atmosphere that can rock a sweaty packed club or charm you in the intimacy of your living room. https://soundcloud.com/samwalkermusic Selecta Mad Max Tropical bass, zouk bass, dnb, ragga... Coming from a background of soundsystem culture, Selecta Mad Max soon found the connection with ragga and jungle and incorporated these influences into his sets. A DJ that has always been driven by bass heavy music, Maxs performances highlight the depth of his music collection, with good vocal skills and the ability to switch genres at any moment, not to mention having a bunch of killer dubplates at the ready. https://soundcloud.com/selecta-madmax FREE before 9pm, 5 after Twitter: @FoxFirkin Instagram: @foxandfirkin 316 Lewisham High St, SE13 6JZ www.foxfirkin.com

Fox And Firkin, London, United Kingdom

Mansion Of Snakes / Sam...

Fox And Firkin
London

Saturday

08 Apr

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