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:

Sun DEC 16

2pm to 5:30pm
Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Jingle Bell Jingle Bell Jingle Bell Xalam
It's a Xmas special at Mwalimu Express with 


BIRAM SECK AND THE JHANT BAND

 

A unique blend of raw husky vocals and deep emotion from the South coast of Senegal, oh yes that's Biram Seck that is. He was born to be a music maker. His father was a gawlo (a caste of hereditary troubadours) and a master of the xalam, the funky indigenous guitar of Senegal.  Biram has taken on the baton. The font of his acclaimed guitar playing  springs from this lovely instrument.

He is gloriously gifted with a powerful sultry voice.


 

  ...... and all those things that make the Mwalimu THE MWALIMU

Always Free, Always will be

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 3rd Sunday of the Month Sept-May

 

NO MWALIMU EXPRESS SESSION IN JANUARY 2019!!!

 

 

 

Happy New Year ...when it comes!!

Next Mwalimu Express - FEBRUARY 2019:

Sunday 17th February /  2 till 5.30 pm

 

for more information about us:

www.facebook.com/mwalimuxpress

http://theshrine.uk.com/

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

www.screenstation.net

 

 

 

 

Next Mwalimu Express Session: Sun 16 Dec 2-5.30pm @ Rich Mix Hark the Herald  Mwalimu Session:             BIRAM SECK AND THE JHANT BAND