The 14th London African Music Festival Opens Friday 16th Sept

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It’s another full programme at the 14th Edition of the London African Music Festival. This year’s festival opens with a masterful performance by keyboard player DELE SOSIMI leading his 15-piece Afrobeat Orchestra. Homegrown UK performances are from SALLY NYOLO and DJELI MOUSSA DIAWARA in a unique collaboration playing two ancient African harps, one of Africa’s greatest singers SEKOUBA BAMBINO from Guinea, the first London show by the explosive AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA with musicians from Africa and Cuba and the brilliant AZIZA BRAHIM shows why her Saharawi blues is capturing the heart of music lovers all over the world

There are performances by NAMVULA who creates a multi-facetted music, SEKOU KEITA joins forces with guitarist ANTONIO FORCIONE and percussionist ADRIANO ADEWALE, new band LOKITO YA CONGO makes their debut with dance music of the highest order. The incredible EZZA brings their Touareg groove to the Vortex Jazz Club and guitarist FEMI TEMOWO and his 10-piece orchestra close the festival performing music from his brand new CD.

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