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



Wonderful Radio Mwalimu!!! 

Next broadcast Sun  24 Oct 1400-1600GMT+1

Mwalimu Express Radio Show
@sohoradio NYC+ Culture Channel


 It's part 2 of our Felabration

our guest is Mr. Afrobeat... Dele Sosimi ...too good to miss

 presented by  Rita Ray + Max Reinhardt


NEXT Mwalimu Express LIVE @RichMix Sunday Nov 7 • 2-5pm



Yes we're making a Covid aware return and we'll be upstairs

in the RichMix Studio until March

Contact us or RICH MIX if you are coming

so that we can keep us all COVID safe


Get set for ABDOULAYE SAMB to ease us back into real live music with real live people - we're talking 'bout YOU!

The Senegalese singer-songwriting guitar maestro with the gorgeous voice

is back with an uplifting intimate solo performance upstairs in the Studio

Abdoulaye's rich mix of musical textures is built on his Fula and Mandinka roots.

He has a big-eared approach to music-making which is all about

Minnjiaraby “The love of cultural mixing”

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

Mwalimu Express 1st Sunday of the Month

5th December, 6th Feb 6th March 2022





It’s our Felabration!!!

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  GMT ....





 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 Nov 7 • 2-5pm