Event Date and time: Friday 24th February 2017 | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue details: Rich Mix | 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

Organisers: Rich Mix

Event website: Jally Kebba Susso Album Launch

Event cost: From £12.00 to £15.00

Banjul-London album launch party – a night of captivating, uplifting traditional Gambian kora music, jazz, rock, blues and Afro-funk.If there is one name this year to look out for in African music scene it is undoubtedly Jally Kebba Susso as he rolls out his collection of cross-cultural original compositions titled Banjul-London. The album is the result of ten years expanding the boundaries of the griot kora tradition of the 21st century with his band Manding Sabu.His concoction of jazz, funk and heady take on traditional styles is immediately accessible and uplifting, and yet filled with nuances and intoxicating rhythmical layers that give the music depth and intrigue.With ease and confidence, this band connects. Precision, speed and a merciless energy characterise their performance style. Songs, sung in Mandinka, are of praise and love and call for togetherness and solidarity, palpable to everyone listening amid a guaranteed positive dance-floor filling atmosphere fit for a joyous evening of true celebration.Jally is supported by the captivating Nelson & Friends collective, an Afro-fusion project blending Mozambique music with jazz and funk. After, party till late with DJ sets from Open the Gate & Volta 45.

 

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