Our Back Pages: Live Performers @Mwalimu Express 2016 - 2020

03/04/2022

KADIALLY KOUYATE

Na nga def 

We head to Southern Senegal via London with Kadialy Kouyate the inspirational master of the kora, the West African harp. Bearing the Kouyate name, you know Kadialy comes from generations of griots. He is steeped in tradition and he's an awesome singer-songwriter. 

Kadialy Kouyate's Sound Archive for groovy, innovative music for the soul and feet.

We are off for our annual hols so Don't miss the last Live Mwalimu Express session of the season. We will be back sometime in the autumn but you can still tune in to our   Mwalimu Express Radio Show. 

03/03/2022

OTTO AND THE MUTAPA CALLING

Otto Gumaelius started playing African music on the marimba in the late 1990s in Botswana. He founded Mutapa Calling  back  in 2017 with musicians from Botswana, Zimbabwe and the UK.

Their sound is full of energy and pulsating rhythms 

Their music shares the rich cultures, histories and stories of the people of southern Africa: joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, including folk songs, original songs and popular southern African covers.

Expect a Mwalimu stage overflowing with soprano, tenor and baritone marimbas, mbira, hosho, drumming and singing, traditional and contemporary dances.

06/02/2022

GRUPO LOKITO 

Yay it's party vibes at Mwalimu Express

It's GRUPO LOKITO time

Featuring the cream of the Congoleses and  Latin music scene Grupo Lokito seamlessly blend 2 great dance traditions  irresistible Congolese Soukouse with firin' Cuban grooves to conjure up a bubbling cocktail of dance floor Frenzy.

Lets Scooby Doo and get down to Lokito's  party vibes and shake off the Omicrom blues.What a great way to to kick off 2022

 

 

5/12 21

MUNTU VALDO

Brings us One & The Many, his spellbinding manipulation of electronica to create  a full band sound. Over the sounds of his one man band he sings his electrifying  and unique brand of blues from the Sawa region of Cameroon. Muntu, a gifted guitarist and harmonica player comes from Dibombari a town that has given us amazing artists like Manu Dibango, Richard Bona and Coco Mbassi. 

Nov 2021 ABDULAYE SAMB 

Senegalese singer songwriting guitar maestro ushered us into real live music with an uplifting intimate solo performance. Abdoulaye's rich mix of musical textures in built on his Fula and Mandinka roots. His big eared approch to music making is all about Minnjiaraby - The love of cultural mixing

Feb 2020   MOSI CONDE

                    https://youtu.be/wUiIjOs8EgE

 

Jan 2020   LONDON ZULU

 

Dec 2019   Diabel Cissokho  with Joff Watkins

                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ssLihOyqCQ&list=RDEMpTXKFRpFDUx_YL6Lg_6jpw&start_radio=

 

Nov 2019    DELE SOSIMI

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

 

Oct 2019     OTTO AND THE MUTAPA CALLING

                      https://youtu.be/3HKbmr9r-rg

 

Sept 2019   ABDUL TEEJAY's PALM WINE AGOGO

 

May 2019   COCO MBASSI

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr4R95sPrnI

 

 

April 2019   ATONGO

 

Mar 2019   ABDOULAYE SAMB
                    + MINNJIARABY

                     https://youtu.be/KKVn5Ju96qQ

                     https://youtu.be/DMgbdqVpeQ8

 

  Feb 2019     BREIS
                      https://youtu.be/bVr3AYvf4ko

                      Big thannx to BREIS for a mighty fine show and this vid too

                      https://youtu.be/GN_wuGeOFG4

 

 

 

Dec 2018    Biram Seck & the Jhant Band

                     https://youtu.be/lhY_MPVJRR

 

Nov 2018    EFG London Jazz Fest Sesh: JASON YARDE (saxes) BEX BURCH (gyil) Batch Gueye (percussion,vox, dance )

 

Oct 2018     Medioni Quartet feat YAZID FENTAZ I ( oud ) SIMO LAGNAWI ( gimbri and karakab)

      LYNDON   OWEN (horns and pipes ) CRAC DOWNES (basses)

&  Maurice El Medioni: The Birth of PianOriental (UK 2018 dir. Clive Myer & Lynda Myer-Bennett)

www.vimeo.com/270364733

 

Sept 2018    NAMVULA  &  ATONGO ZIMBA                     

https://namvula.bandcamp.com/ https://youtu.be/vQQ53FCtCSc

 

May 2018   LONDON ZULU

                      https://youtu.be/_F5n6OxoX9s

 

Apr 2018    SEBY NTEGE

https://youtu.be/qWIDswtIAK4

 

Mar 2018    KADIALY KOUYATE 4TET

      https://youtu.be/KUfD5WGL3hw

 

Feb 2018    MODOU TOURE

https://youtu.be/DFx40et48sY

Jan 2018    THE SCORPIOS

                     https://youtu.be/pgpG5HMevzU

 

Dec 2017    Mulele Matondo Afrika's KONGO DIA NTOTILA

https://youtu.be/4hTs32xRpdc

 

Nov 2017    EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017: 

                     Mwalimu Express Afro Jazz Allstars

      CAMILLA GEORGE

             https://youtu.be/pzT1nu9sqMI

              KADIALY KOUYATE

      https://youtu.be/qVX5udmhJS8

      MULELE MATONDO AFRIKA

      https://youtu.be/sBd1DjN0g54

      PAT THOMAS

      https://youtu.be/96k8UsZxf4o

 

Oct 2017      MUNTU VALDO

https://youtu.be/-lT6SBpMzro

 

Sept 2017   WIYAALA & SABBEY INTERNATIONAL

https://youtu.be/yFoRw-gPH6Q

https://youtu.be/iDHHpV76MoU

 

Mar 2017    GRUPO LOKIT0

https://youtu.be/A4O0wrNw8vs

 

Feb 2017        ABDULAYE SAMB

                     https://youtu.be/KKVn5Ju96qQ

Jan 2017        ABDUL TEE_JAY & ASABI HAWAH

https://youtu.be/MaJGQo8q5vI

https://youtu.be/tynUA6kX3rY

Dec 2016       LONDON ZULU: Transglobal Underground Collective & Ingrid Webster

https://youtu.be/_F5n6OxoX9s

https://youtu.be/R0QrrquF_oM

 

Nov  2016     EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016

                       Orphy Robinson (vibes)-Misafiri Zawose (vocals/zeze/limba/ngoma/flute)-

                Magnus P.I (percussion/beats)-Sam Jones (electronics)

 https://youtu.be/QfZQNz-qHVU

 https://youtu.be/6yFTf9wG0NQ

                        https://youtu.be/C13ozQ4TWhY

 

Oct 2016         DIABEL CISSOKHO

   https://youtu.be/KsZ0cl7RzWE

                         https://youtu.be/sTFp8jUhKkk

 

Sept 2016       SEBY NTEGE + NAA ADJELEY KWEI's Homowo festival images

                         https://youtu.be/4k77m-W0jmM

                         https://youtu.be/07URr8_wAmc

 

May 2016        KONGO DIA NTOTILA

                          https://youtu.be/5Hq6hATXxy0

                          https://youtu.be/USrTcaVa2M4

 

 

AFRICAN CINEMA presented by SCREEN STATION www.screenstation.net

Dec 2017

THE STORY TELLER

( 2017 - dir. Alex Emmanuel https://vimeo.com/alexemanuel

Oct 2017

SEMBENE!

The Inspiring Story of Ousmane Sembene

Father of African Cinema

(2015 - dir. Semba Gadjigo & Jason Siverman)

 

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

(2013 - dir. Justin Chadwick)

March 2017

MAHALEO 

(2005 -Dir. Marie Cesar Paes and Raymond Rajaonarivelo)

Jan 2017

Mama Africa

(2011 -  director:  Mika Kaurismäki)

                             Watch the trailer here:

                     https://youtu.be/JyKX4XnJWA4

Dec 2016

            Martha & Niki

(2015  Director: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens)

https://youtu.be/Cy52IZh7Hwk

Oct 2016

Soul Power

(2008 Cert PG-13 Director: Geoff Levi-Hinte)

https://youtu.be/C8QDuwaSMfA

'a riveting glimpse of another time and another place, when things were more radical and more gloriously ramshackle'  The Guardian

*****

Sept 2016

Abouna Our Father
(2002 Cert PG Direction: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)

' This beautifully gentle and lucid film rises head and shoulders above the rest of the week's new releases.' The Guardian

*****

May 2016

                             AKOUNAK TEDALAAT TAHA

                                 Rain, the colour of blue with a little red in it

                                                       dir. Chris Kirkley

          “a gentle bliss-out of a feature” The Village Voice
               “ charming and rag-tag” The Atlantic

           https://youtu.be/M7FUMKO8vRA

 

EVERY EDITION

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
Plus all your favourite Open The Gate

African Market stalls

and Kunle's African street food fresh from the pot


 

Awaa Awaa Atoo
We bring you a stunning Double Mwalimu Express This Sunday Oct 2nd
with a
The MWALIMU EXPRESS  SHOW ON SOHO RADIO

from 12pm - 2pm BST
Tune in to Max and Rita this Sunday as we look forward to what's coming up at the 2022 Film Africa festival which runs from the 28th of October to the 6th of November around London. Plus great new Pan African  releases and enduring classics from the Motherland and Diaspora
and then...

MWALIMU EXPRESS Live

with

ERROL LINTON'S BLUES VIBE

The UK's greatest Bluesman, Errol Linton. Coming at ya from the deep South, Sarf London that is,  Brixton to be precise, Errol's fizzing reggae-infused Blues is like no other. What a harmonica player, what a heady smokey voice, what an electrifying vibe the outstanding Errol Linton embraces us with. He is also a diamond geezer, a brilliant portrait painter, and he has been leading painting workshops for the Rich Mix Resonates series. He is the complete artist and he  completes our groovy Sunday family session for the young at heart and the young in years

@RichMix
35‑47 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD
LONDON, E1 6LA
https://richmix.org.uk/whats-on/

Mwalimu Express Website  / Mwalimu Express / Facebook / https://sohoradiolondon.com/ 



 MWALIMU EXPRESS RADIO SHOW LIVE ONCE A MONTH
@sohoradio NYC+ Culture Channel

presented by Rita Ray + Max Reinhardt
1200-1400 BST

 

 Next 

MWALIMU EXPRESS LIVE AND DIRECT

KADIALY KOUYATE FT ADRIANO ADEWALE 

Plus

Film screening for the finale of Film Africa 2022 

ST LOUIS MOVES

@ RichMix

November 6th 2022

35‑47 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD

LONDON, E1 6LA

https://richmix.org.uk/whats-on

 

 

Mwalimu Express for glorious Live African Music from the cream of London’s Afro scene, awesome cunning Oware game, playful dance for kids and the young at heart and delicious African Street food.

https://www.facebook.com/MwalimuXpress 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MWALIMU EXPRESS Radio show Ep#24

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-10072022/

We had such a blast with the Ghana special June that we decided on a part 2 for our July edition.We stayed in Northern Ghana, and featured our favourite Kologo player from Bolgatanga ATONGO ZIMBA,king of the kologo a 2 string lute forfather of the banjo from Northern Ghana. Plus we sample some of the Ghanaian Brits influencing UK music.

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MWALIMU EXPRESS Radio Show Ep#23

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-12062022/
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LINDA AYUPUKA AND FRANCIS AYAMGA
 Linda's supercharged album, God Created Everything is a unique blend of pulsing electro-Fra Fra and DIY Afro-gospel 
 We said a sad farewell to the quiet soulful genius of Ghanaian music, NANA TSIBO

presented by Rita Ray + Max Reinhardt

originally transmitted Sunday 12th June 2022

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MwalimuExpress RadioShow EP#22
https://mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-08052022/

feat 

singer songwriter MAYA KAMATY from La Reunion and a fond farewell to Orlando Julius

Presented by Rita Ray 

 

originally transmitted Sun 8 May 2022 1400-1600

 

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 Mwalimu Express Radio Show Ep.#21

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-10042022/
 featuring KADIALY KOUYATE with live versions of tunes from his

ADOO album (ARCMusic/Naxos)
presented by Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt

originally transmitted Sun April 10 2022 1400-1600

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MWALIMU EXPRESS RADIO SHOW EP# 20

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-13032022/

feat  vibrant Kenyan composer and performer. Nyokabi's ever-evolving fizzing compositions range from classical contemporary & experimental music, to explorations into sound art

NYOKABI KARIUKI

originally transmitted Sun 13th March 2022 1400-1600

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Mwalimu Express Radio Show EP# 19 

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-13022022/

 feat wonderous Congolese Argentinaian songstress  from London

JUANITA EUKA

originally transmitted Sun 6th Feb 2022 1400-1600

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MwalimuExpress RadioShow EP#18
https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-16012022/

 

presented by Rita Ray + Max Reinhardt

feat. Kenyan maverick percussionist, vocalist, DJ, producer and musical alchemist

Alai K
originally transmitted Sun 16 Jan 2022 1400-1600

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MwalimuExpress RadioShow EP#17
https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-19122021/

 

Rita Ray in Ghana and Max Reinhardt in the UK present

their favourite tracks by African artists released in 2021

Mwalimu Express Radio Show

@sohoradio NYC+ Culture Channel

originally transmitted Sun 19 Dec 2021 1400-1600

 

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filled with Jazz d'Afrique
courtesy of wondrous special guest ultra-exuberant jazz trumpeter Claude Deppa. Presented by Rita Ray & Max Reinhardt.
originally transmitted Sun 21 Nov 2021 1400-1600

 

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

originally transmitted Sun 24 Oct 2021 1400-1600   ....

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https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mwalimu-express-26092021/

It’s our Felabration 2021 part1!!!

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

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 Check the February 2019 Mwalimu short vid © BREIS

https://youtu.be/GN_wuGeOFG4

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https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/family/mwalimu-express

www.screenstation.net

 


Check Max Reinhardt's Late Lunch Show LIVE @SohoRadio

1300-1600 Every Friday

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INVEST IN MUSICIANS

(Oh Mr Sunak...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I_n_CVZ0yE

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Next Mwalimu Express Radio Show @Soho Radio Sun July 10th 12pm-2pm BST https://sohoradiolondon.com/shows/