Our Back Pages: Who has played @Mwalimu Express in 2016 -18?

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 MONTH

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


 

   

 

NEXT  MWALIMU EXPRESS:

Sun Sept 16
NAMVULA

Zambian-Scottish song-sculptress Namvula blends the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland with London’s eclectic music scene, creating uplifting and emotive songs. Her sets will be filled with tracks from her new album

QUIET REVOLUTION

 https://namvula.bandcamp.com/

 

 

PLUS ONSCREEN

 African cinema from  SCREEN STATION

 

Meanwhile check the BBC Iplayer for all three episodes of BBC4's

AFRICA: A Journey into Music

Presented by Rita Ray, Director Ruhi Hamid (2017)

Jammy Rita, as she likes to describe herself, got the dream job of schlepping over to the Motherland to listen to amazing African musicians across 3 countries, South Africa, Mali and Nigeria. ' I spoke to legends, pioneers, new voices and innovators of African music who gave me the lowdown enlightened me about the harmonies, the melodies, the instruments and the rhythms that are the foundation of most of the popular music we listen to.'

 

'I’ve been known to be a bit down on BBC4’s Friday night music docs. You know how they go: blokes sitting in front of their massive vinyl collections and mixing desks, listing people from “back in the day”, showing off about how much they know, while dropping names and hinting at wild times. These shows can sometimes seem to be more about talking about the music than the music itself.

Not this lovely one though, which is full of joy and wonderful music. Presenting is Rita Ray, broadcaster and DJ (she co-ran the legendary Mambo Inn in Brixton in the 1990s that I remember very fondly … hang on, who’s being boring and showing-off now?). Now, she’s starting her whistle-stop African music odyssey, which will also drop in to Mali and South Africa, in Nigeria.

It’s not just about old dudes and the past, or just about men. Singer and actor Nneka sings a beautiful song in a vegetable market on Lagos island. And on the more affluent Victoria Island, Afrobeats star Tiwa Savage tells Ray why she left America, where she worked with Babyface, and Fantasia and Whitney Houston, to come back home. Because Nigeria – and Africa – is where it’s at.

Nneka sings beautifully in a market on Lagos island. This is a serious, authoritative, fascinating music documentary that demonstrates how ancient rhythms formed the foundations and then punctuated the evolution of Nigerian popular music from juju and highlife to fuji, Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat, and now the Afrobeats (with an s) pop music revolution that is sweeping not just Africa but the world.

But it’s not too muso-ish, or dull. Ray is also a massive fan and she’s travelled to Nigeria to find out what makes the country’s musicians tick.

She has a dialog with a talking drum and meets (pop and actual Yoruba) royalty King Sunny Adé. She visits a musical hero, Orlando Julius, who sings along to his 1966 hit Jagua Nana. There’s highlife superstar Victor Uwaifo, who demonstrates his amazing spinning guitar, and then takes Ray for a spin in his equally amazing, apparently rocket-powered, car.'

 

  ...... and all those things that make the Mwalimu

 THE MWALIMU will be back in September

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
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

 

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: Sun 16 Sept 2-5.30pm Rich Mix feat Namvula Live plus African Cinema brought to you by ScreenStation