About

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
moooo!)



 

   

 

NEXT  MWALiMU EXPRESS:

www.mwalimuxpress.com

Sun Oct 27

2pm to 5.30pm

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

 

Miraculous marimba  music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe,

 

 

Otto And The Mutapa Calling

https://youtu.be/3HKbmr9r-rg

Otto Gumaelius started playing African music on the marimba in the late 1990s in Botswana. He founded Mutapa Calling   back  in 2017 with musicians from Botswana, Zimbabwe and the UK.

Their sound is full of energy and pulsating rhythms 

Their music shares the rich cultures, histories and stories of the people of southern Africa: joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, including folk songs, original songs and popular southern African covers.

Expect a Mwalimu stage overflowing with soprano, tenor and baritone marimbas, mbira, hosho, drumming and singing, traditional and contemporary dances. 

This is mighty unmissable Mwalimu magic, True Believers!!!

 

 

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 ( www.littlebaobab.co.uk): African street food fresh from the pot
Mwalimu Express 4th Sunday of the Month 

from Sept to May each year

 

 

Next MWALiMU EXPRESS

Sun Nov 24 2pm-5:30pm

It's an EFG London Festival Jazz thang #WEAREJAZZ

https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

AFROBEAT on the JAZZY SIDE

feat. DELE SOSIMI 4TET

 

 

 

Check the February Mwalimu short vid © BREIS

https://youtu.be/GN_wuGeOFG4

www.facebook.com/mwalimuxpress

http://theshrine.uk.com/

https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/family/mwalimu-express

www.screenstation.net

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Mwalimu Express Sesh  RichMix Sun 27/10 : LIVE! Otto And The Mutapa Calling... miraculous marimba music from Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe