ITS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!!!

 

 Sunday 19 March

Lukas Award UK for Tropical Act of the Year

GRUPO LOKITO

Congolese/Cuban Meltdown!

Grupo Lokito fuse contemporary Congolese and Cuban music creating a modern day cocktail of two of the great world musics.

 

Based in London, the band have taken the UK by storm, wowing festivals and the club circuit alike with their blistering grooves and outlandish dance moves.

 

The glorious melodious vocals of Congolese front men Eugene Makuta and Iddo Donnatella blends with soaring guitars courtesy of Congolese guitar hero Mbokalia, rhythmic grooves from Chocolat and the lilting keyboards of Sara. All of this sits on top of the rhythmic powerhouse team of Michel (drums), Emeris (Congas) and Elpidio (bass).

 

Since their formation in 2006 the band have gone from strength to strength, completing several UK tours and building a solid following. As if the grooves weren’t enough, the band have developed a rapport with their audiences which gets everyone up on their feet.

 

Grupo Lokito write their own original tunes: stories of life ranging from love tales, reflections on the trials facing musicians trying to make a home away from home, the wisdom of the elders to the simple joy of dancing.

 

The band are currently recording new material for release later this year. In 2010 the band released their first CD “Esengo Ya Ko Bina” (The Joy of Dancing) capturing the vibrancy and spirit of their stage show. Grupo Lokito have been included in several compilation CDs including: “Latin Beat” on Putumayo (Aug 30 2011), “Urban Africa” on Cavendish Music (2010) and “The Rough guide to African Street Party “ on the World Music Network (2008).

See and hear Grupo Lokito right here:

 

https://youtu.be/ewri9-d0Q9Q

 

https://saramcguinness.co.uk/

 

 

ON SCREEN:

MAHALEO

 The winner of last months screen Station play off, MAHALEO by Marie Cesar Paes and Raymond Rajaonarivelo.

In Malagasy, Mahaleo means free, independent.
Mahaleos voices and music have accompanied the people of Madagascar ever since the collapse of the colonial regime. Yet, even after 30 years of success, the groups seven musicians still keep their distance from the world of show-business, and remain deeply committed to helping their countrys development; their professions range from surgeon to farmer, physician to sociologist and member of parliament.

 

Watch the this here to get you feeling good:

https://youtu.be/6eAoQIXVi6c

 

 

PLUS:

DJ's Max Reinhardt and Rita Ray behind the decks
Babies toddlers Kids and parents dance sessions

with Lucy Angell John
Hone your Oware skills with Seth

and the junior pebble demons
Dom's cd stall (if you're lucky)
Plus all your favourite Open The Gate African Market stalls

and Kunle's African street food fresh from the pot
Mwalimu Express 3rd Sunday of the Month Sept-May

 

 

NEXT MWALIMU EXPRESS:

Sun May 21
TBC
You know its gonna be good

No Mwalimu Express in April people, let Easter take the strain

 

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Next Mwalimu Express Session:              Sunday 19 Mar 2.00-5.30pm GRUPO LOKITO Congolese/Cuban Meltdown!  ONSCREEN:  TBC