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 Sept 22

2pm to 5.30pm

LONDON AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL SPECIAL

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

 

We're Back!!!!  .And we got it all going on!!
In association with THE LONDON AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL we present a riveting rootsical funktion feat.  the peerless guitar maestro of Palm Wine music:

ABDUL TEEJAY

TEE JAY'S PALM WINE AGOGO trio conjure up laidback Sierre Leonian party music to move your feet and make your heart sing. Palm Wine music is the lilting rootsical foundation of High Life and Afrobeat. What would the great ET Mensah and Fela Kuti have done had there been no Palm Wine music? Lead by the peerless super talented guitarist ABDUL TEE JAY who is single-handedly revitalising and keeping Palm Wine music fresh n relevant in the 21st Century. Abdul is joined by the terrific Forlor and inimitable drummer Kofi Adu on percussion and vocals. Palm Wine music is vital,  an ital musical stew that evokes the enduring link between Motherland and Caribbean.

Times and fashions have since changed and Abdul Tee-Jay is still here in the UK, still plugging away, and still in remarkably good form....It’s surely not too late for Abdul Tee-Jay to be rediscovered. Robin Denselow The Guardian

 

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

 

JOYFUL NOISE PRESENTS
LONDON AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL edition #17
Bigger and better than ever! Featuring 16 artist performances during September performing compelling African Music. From Afro Jazz, Desert Blues, Reggae, Moroccan Gnawa and much more from the continent which is the Mother of all our Music
Grab your tickets now!
“The London African Music Festival is an impressively eclectic affair”
Robin Denselow, the Guardian

http://www.joyfulnoise.co.uk
Next MWALiMU EXPRESS 
Sunday October 27th

 

 

Plus diary date: Sun Nov  24  2pm-5:30pm 

It's an EFG London Festival Jazz thang  #WEAREJAZZ

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 22/9-London African Music Fest Special:   a rootsical  funktion ft. ABDUL TEEJAY