The Very Best, masters of Afro-Electronic vibes with their unique blend of dance, hip-hop and traditional Malawian music, take over the Festival Terrace with their very own Johan Hugo behind the decks.
Johan has collaborated with M.I.A., Coldplay, Amadou and Mariam, and most recently Mumford & Sons.
Rita Ray spins a spectrum of global music. A club DJ, broadcaster, presenter and curator, Rita presents the African music review for Focus On Africa on the BBC World Service.
Baaba Maal is hosting the evening.
About Africa Utopia
In 2012 Southbank Centre launched Africa Utopia, a festival dedicated to bringing art and ideas from Africa and the African diaspora to audiences in the UK. We ask what the West can learn from this rapidly changing continent.
The festival’s first four years have featured the award-winning Senegalese musician and human-rights activist Baaba Maal, afrobeat legend Tony Allen, former First Lady of Somaliland and hospital founder Edna Adan, Kenyan creative collective The Nest, Township Tech originator Spoek Mathambo, ‘godfather of Ethiopian jazz’ Mulatu Astatke and the Kinshasa Symphony orchestra.