For immediate release: August 2016
Joyful Noise and Arts Council England present
16th – 24th September 2016

Download press release | See listing

Welcome to the 14th edition of this unique festival. We open this year's festival with a masterful performance by keyboard player DELE SOSIMI leading his 15-piece Afrobeat Orchestra. Homegrown UK performances are from SALLY NYOLO and DJELI MOUSSA DIAWARA in a unique collaboration playing two ancient African harps, one of Africa's greatest singers SEKOUBA BAMBINO from Guinea, the first London show by the explosive AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA with musicians from Africa and Cuba and the brilliant AZIZA BRAHIM shows why her Saharawi blues is capturing the heart of music lovers all over the world

There are performances by NAMVULA who creates a multi-facetted music, SEKOU KEITA joins forces with guitarist ANTONIO FORCIONE and percussionist ADRIANO ADEWALE, new band LOKITO YA CONGO makes their debut with dance music of the highest order. The incredible EZZA brings their Touareg groove to the Vortex Jazz Club and guitarist FEMI TEMOWO and his 10-piece orchestra close the festival performing music from his brand new CD.

“The London African Music Festival is an impressively eclectic affair”
Robin Denselow, the Guardian

This year’s festival venues: Union Chapel | Hideway | Richmix | Canada Water Culture Space | Vortex | Kings Place

Listings Information

The 14th London African Music Festival
Dates: 16 – 24 September 2016

Website: Various London venues – check and for full listings
Twitter: @the_lamf #LAMF2016 | Facebook

Press information: interviews with the festival founder Biyi Adepegba, artists, press ticket requests and images, please contact Sophia A Jackson: / 07855 86 77 78.


join our mailing list
* indicates required
Get regular updates on what's happening in the world of African-Caribbean theatre and win theatre tickets.