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!!!
Mwalimu Express Live @SohoRadio Culture Channel

Sunday 25 Oct 2pm - 4pm

..feat loadsa music from Ghana and special guests KOG (Kweku of Ghana of KOG and the Zongo Brigade) and Tom Excell (MD, guitarist and writer of acclaimed jazz/ soul afrobeat pioneers Nubiyan Twist)




Check out 

Mwalimu Express Show  #1 @sohoradio

Hosted by Rita Ray & Max Reinhardt feat xtra special guest BREIS 

Playlist on next page.

.... originally transmitted Sun 27 Sept 1400-1600 ....


Check Max Reinhardt's Late Lunch Show LIVE @SohoRadio

1300-1600 Every Friday


September edition feat special guests Rita Ray and  Lucinda Sieger


and here's the one featuring Rita Ray and Klein







one Sunday soon we hope   2pm to 5.30pm

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


Sorry Mwalimu Massive,  it will be a while yet before  Rich Mix can

open their doors to the public again, in this season of Covid-19.

We'll let you know if anything changes.

Hope you are all well and taking care of yourselves.

Our much-loved OWARE SOCIETY continues to do the do in wondrous fashion. They are holding sessions and tournaments and all sorts of
delightful things related to this fabulous African game.
Visit them on http://www.oware.org/index.asp



Check the February 2019 Mwalimu short vid © BREIS





















Turn On/ Tune In/ Listen up!! Next Mwalimu Express show   LIVE @sohoradio Sunday 25 Oct 1400-1600 www.sohoradiolondon.com/player/culture