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Late at the Library: Ghana Beats

February 12, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 11:55 PM

| £20
FOKN-puppy-Bois

Following last October’s fabulous Felabration!, the British Library presents another pulsating night of music, culture and food. Playing a full live set will be the incredible Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois – Wanlov the Kubolor and fellow emcee M3NSA – who trade politically charged and seriously irreverent lyrics on afro reggae and hip hop beats – and are acclaimed worldwide for their legendary pidgin musical movies Cos Ov Moni.

They are joined by brilliant Brixton based band Yaaba Funk with their infectious highlife-led dance grooves.  A thrilling mix of guitar, percussion and brass, and the compelling vocals of Richmond Kessie and Helen McDonald.

Plus a special set by Larry Achiampong, DJ and artist and current Sound & Music Embedded composer in residence at the British Library. Entry to the West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song is included in the ticket price. Food on the night by Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

 

Details

Date:
February 12, 2016
Time:
7:30 PM - 11:55 PM
Cost:
£20
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Website:
ttp://www.bl.uk/events/late-at-the-library-ghana-beats#sthash.tDwhRzBY.dpuf

Venue

The British Library
Conference Centre The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB

Organiser

The British Library
Phone:
+44 (0)330 333 1144
Website:
http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/quickinfo/loc/stp/