Mwalimu Express: 16 September
Mwalimu Express is a live event that celebrates music from different African cities on the third Sundays of each month. Join the party at Rich Mix (2 - 6pm) this Sunday 16 September. The destination this month is Freetown, Sierra Leone.
DJ hosts Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt will be spinning tunes, and you can join Lucy Angel John's Parent and Toddler dance sessions. There will be music from Awale with the Oware Society as well as a film screening, market stalls, face painting , and of course delicious food and drinks.
Look out for friendly World Music Network staffer Dom, who will be selling CDs and T-Shirts at the event this Sunday.
Mwalimu Express will also host a screening of Reel Lives Sierra Leone at the Screen Station, starring storyteller and musician Usifu Jalloh who will take you on an inspirational journey through the lives of Freetown's children.
Among the other musical treates in store, the palm-wine guitar hero and band leader Abdul Tee-Jay will perform. He soaked up the palm wine music of the legendary S.E. Rogie as a child in Freetown and started playing the guitar at the age of nine. He expanded his guitar playing skills in the USA, taking in hillbilly, bluegrass and the blues along the way. Abdul has reworked and revitalised classic palm-wine tunes and created genius new versions for his Palm Wine A-Go-Go album.
Mwalimu Express is brought to you by The Shrine and Screen Station!
For more palm-wine music, check out Koo Nimo's album Highlife Roots Revival.
Koo Nimo is one of the last true veterans of highlife roots and palm-wine music, which dominated Ghana’s popular music scene throughout much of the twentieth century. Recorded in his backyard at home in Accra, expect acoustic guitars and rolling percussion all topped off with his gentle story-teller singing style.
In the spirit of African guitar music, have a look at our T-Music Acoustic Guitar Shirt featured in The African Guitar Legends Gift Pack. You can buy these on the link below or purchase your own T-Music Guitar Shirt at Mwalimu Express.
The African Guitar Legends Gift Pack comprises:
The Rough Guide To African Guitar Legends (2xCD)
From Congolese rumba’s intricate guitar lines to Mali’s evocative blues, in Africa the guitar is king. Discover the greatest riffs that you have never heard and find out why these ground-breaking players are heroes in their own land.
Plus bonus disc by Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba Kongo
T-Music Acoustic Guitar Shirt
This light-blue 100% cotton acoustic guitar T-shirt, designed by renowned Spanish artist Xavier Salvador, comes with a free download code for The Best Music You’ve Never Heard, a 30-track Download Album.
Free MP3 Download
Download a FREE TRACK by Los Destellos, taken from The Rough Guide To Latin Psychedelia. Simply enter your email address below.
You will be added to the WMN mailing list and can unsubscribe at any time.
Win A Copy Of The Rough Guide To African Disco our online competition