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 Nov 24

2pm to 5.30pm

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

 

It's an Mwalimu Express/ EFG London Festival Jazz thang #WEAREJAZZ
https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk
AFROBEAT on the JAZZY SIDE


feat. DELE SOSIMQUARTET

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufe-uLKfEXw

Here comes one of the most compelling Afro Jazz musicians  of his generation especially  for our EFG London Jazz Festival Session:

DELE SOSIMI

Dele joined Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Egypt 80, where he played keyboards for 7 years (1979-1986)!!! So he's an Afrobeat Master Musician who learned from the creator of Afrobeat , Fela himself. He’ll be making the Mwalimu jump and shake with his stunningly addictive DELE SOSIMQUARTET 

 

Kunle Olofinjana - Drums

Suman Joshi -  Bass

Afla Sackey  -  Congas/Percussion

DELE SOSIMI   -  keyboards and on lead vocals 

 

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

 

 

December MWALiMU EXPRESS

Sun Dec 22 2pm-5:30pm


feat. Diabel Cissokho

with Joff Watkins

 

Last Xmas at MWALiMU EXPRESS

we gave you

https://youtu.be/0PNRqLI_bzE

 

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

 

 Not Too Late show feat @imaxreinhardt #RebelRadio @SohoRadio

mixcloud.com/sohoradio/rebe

mixcloud.com/sohoradio/not-

 

Not Too Late show feat #RitaRay/@imaxreinhardt

mixcloud.com/sohoradio/not-too-late-09102019/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Mwalimu Express Sesh  RichMix Sun 24/11  LIVE! DELE SOSIMI   QUARTET... AFROBEAT on the JAZZY SIDE EFG London Festival Jazz #WEAREJAZZ