Event Date and time: Wednesday March 8 2017 | 19:00 -23:00

Venue details: The Jazz Cafe | 5 Parkway,Camden | London NW1 7PG

Organisers: The Jazz Cafe | info@thejazzcafelondon.com

Event website: Atomic Bomb – An Evening Of Live Afro

Event cost: £10

Música Macondo and Afrowax will be teaming up to celebrate the life of William Onyeabor with an evening of live Afro from Yaaba Funk and Kokoroko Afrobeat Collective.

Accompanying the live music, Afrowax and Macondo DJs will be spinning Afro treats all inspired by the maverick himself. It has been a heartbreaking week for all of those who loved and were influenced by William Onyeabor. As an artist he stood ahead of his time. We can think of no better way to honour him than by showcasing a live spectacle with music from the subset he pioneered. Join us at the Jazz Cafe on the 8th of March for some high-calibre Afro goodness!

Lineup

Yaaba Funk. A sixteen legged groove machine leaving not a stationary soul in sight. Formed in 2006 in Brixton by a group of musician friends drawn together by a love of drums, dance and AFRO….FUNK. Touches of contemporary London meet the 70s heyday of Ghanaian Hi-Life. We’re talking P-Funk synth bass, blasting horns and psychedelic blues led up front by the dynamic duo of Chief Commander Richmond Kessie and Helen ‘Lady Yaaba’ McDonald. Yaaba Funk have previously supported Ebo Taylor and also the great Seun Anikulapo Kuti and the Egypt 80.

KOKOROKO (meaning ‘be strong’ in Urhobo) are a young Afrobeat Collective brought together by a love for the genre. They specialise in a soul-shaking, horn-fuelled sound with West African roots and Inner London hues. Born in 2015 and taking influence from the greats, KOKOROKO is here to shake up the live music scene.

Mr. Redley. Initially cutting his teeth playing in clubs across Greater Manchester, Mr. Redley has been busy since arriving back in London town. He used to have a regular show on Radar radio and now hosts the monthly ‘Café Au Lait’ show on Balamii radio alongside putting on a number of small and intimate nights across the big smoke. With an incredibly eclectic taste he’ll be spinning some funky west-african grooves for you to enjoy.

 

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