Our Back Pages: Who has played @Mwalimu Express in 2016/17?

Dec 2017    Mulele Matondo Afrika's KONGO DIA NTOTILA

https://youtu.be/4hTs32xRpdc

 

Nov 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


 

   

 

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