Mwalimu Express
Mwalimu Express was created in 1997 by DJs Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt. Envisioned as a mythical
train travelling the African continent, the original weekly sessions were based at the Bread and
Roses pub in Clapham, blending live music, DJs, food and even board games. In 2000 they
introduced a film programme, curated by the ScreenStation Collective, showcasing a mix of short films, documentaries and features.
Now held at Rich Mix on the third Sunday of every month from September to May, Mwalimu
Express has built a loyal following of all ages and includes dance workshops, market stalls, street
food, bar and a pop-up library.

Its always a free entry gig, its always family friendly.....a splendid time is guaranteed for all.


Mwalimu means teacher in Swahili and it was the title given to the legendary Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999), Tanzanian statesman,  first President of Tanzania and previously of Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985.


Mwalimu is pronounced Mwah (as in a short kiss), Lee (as in Majors) Moo (a short one, not a


NEXT Mwalimu Express LIVE @RichMix Sunday Dec 5th • 2-5pm

It's a Cameroonian takeover 



Yes we've started our Covid aware return upstairs

in the RichMix Studio until March

Do contact RICH MIX if you are coming

DO contact RichMix if you can't make 

keep Mwalimu numbers up and Covid numbers down




Plus all those things that make the Mwalimu THE MWALIMU:

Always Free, Always will be

Live Artists from the Motherland Connection

Babies toddlers Kids and parents dance sessions

with Lucy Angell John

Hone your Oware skills with Seth

and the junior pebble demons

And Sian's luscious Afro Street Food, and stalls 

Mwalimu Express 1st Sunday of the Month

5th December, 6th Feb 6th March 2022





Wonderful Radio Mwalimu!!! 

Next broadcast Sun  21 Nov 1400-1600 GMT

Mwalimu Express Radio Show
It's All About The Jazz
with a frolic through classic, new, cutting edge, and just plain wikkid
our guest is the v brilliant South African Trumpeter

@sohoradio NYC+ Culture Channel
presented by  Rita Ray + Max Reinhardt

our guest is Mr. Afrobeat... Dele Sosimi ...too good to miss.... originally transmitted Sun 24 Oct 2021 1400-1600   ....



It’s our Felabration 2021 part1!!!

Celebrating Fela Anikulapo Kuti • 15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997

With this month's guest - Dele Sosimi

presented by Rita Ray  + Max Reinhardt in UK

.... originally transmitted Sun 26 Sept 2021 1400-1600   ....



 Check the February 2019 Mwalimu short vid © BREIS







Check Max Reinhardt's Late Lunch Show LIVE @SohoRadio

1300-1600 Every Friday



(Oh Mr Sunak...)















NEXT       MwalimuExpress      LIVE event        @RichMix Sunday Dec 5th • 2-5pm