Sun Dec 22

2pm to 5.30pm

Rich Mix 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road. London E1 6LA


Diabel Cissokho


with Joff Watkins

Unto us is born a Griot!!!! 


With influences from Senegal, Mali, to Mauritania, Guinea, Niger, and Morocco, Diabel blows in on a mighty trade wind of rhythmically, lyrically and melodically diverse music  with strong roots in the blues, alongside the traditional Mandinkan melodies of his griot ancestry. At the centre of it all is his dynamic

and wondrous mastery of the Kora and his voice which alternately caresses your soul and  and seizes your very heart with its fierce urgency.

Kora rings...are you listening??

He's joined today by blues harp player Joff Watkins, Lewisham gut bucket blues harp ace. 

Hark the herald angels blow!!!


The Cissokho family have the benefit of a deep culture that goes back to the Middle ages where music occupies a central, life affirming position in society, along with a 21st century youthful dynamism that defies the world to ignore them. Groove, melody and soul.....voices hitting you like an Atlantic wave, it’s irresistible.’ Justin Adams



Plus  all those things that make the Mwalimu THE MWALiMU

Always Free, Always will be

LIve Artists from the Motherland Connection

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
Plus all your favourite Market stalls and

Little Baobab ( African street food fresh from the pot
Mwalimu Express 4th Sunday of the Month 

from Sept to May each year




Sun  26 Jan 


Live act tbc


Check the February Mwalimu short vid © BREIS




we gave you


 Not Too Late show feat @imaxreinhardt #RebelRadio @SohoRadio


Not Too Late show feat #RitaRay/@imaxreinhardt












Next Mwalimu Express Sesh  RichMix Sun 22/12  LIVE! Diabel Cissokho with Joff Watkins Making a list and Checking it twice Griot Style!