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Sun Jan 21: 

THE SCORPIOS

https://youtu.be/pgpG5HMevzU

 

 

Hailing from Central Sudan and now based in London after fleeing the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a septet that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops (and a kind of swooning cyclical ecstasy) with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss. Heavy bass, synths, horns and percussions drive through traditional Sudanese forms to create

a sound that is as much Detroit as Khartoum.

Their mind-blowing musical meltdown of hypnotic psychedelic Sudanese rhythms, Afrobeat and eastern funk  came together when they met London based guitarist Adam Bulewski. The band centres round five Sudanese musicians who left their homelands as refugees in the 80's, when the situation in their home land became unbearable. Their sensational lead singer Regia Ishag is feted in Sudan and comes from a respected musical family. The other four members are steeped in the traditional songs performed at weddings and religious festivals around the Horn of Africa and the Arab states. Their unique sound is created from traditional songs and Sudanese pop from the 60's and 70's. The Sudanese core of the Scorpios are supported by an international backing band of ace musicians from Ghana, Jamaica, Poland, Japan and the UK.

 

 

PLUS

 African cinema from  SCREEN STATION 

more details soon

 

Plus 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
Dom's cd stall (if you're lucky)
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

 

 

February  MWALIMU EXPRESS:

Sun Feb 18

feat. KADIALY KOUYATE 4TET

 

 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:  Sunday Jan 21 Sudanese Xtravaganza – THE SCORPIOS