Join Southbank Centre weekend residents Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Ensemble, conducted by Binker Golding, on a tour of Africa jazz giants.
Connect with Africa’s spirit of utopia as TWYE presents some of the the continent’s best known jazz, afrobeat and most loved Freedom Songs, including Abdullah Ibrahim’s Mannenburg.
TWYE pay homage to Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti and John Coltrane, playing from his seminal work Africa/Brass.
This event is part of the Africa Utopia festival.
Suggested hashtag for this event: #AfricaUtopia
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.