African Diaspora at Nexus Art Cafe

Posted: October 8, 2015 in PR

202535_10152038062275573_602372389_oAn exciting, up-and-coming artist collective, Amani Creatives are bringing the hottest, new talent from the African diaspora to the heart of Manchester in this monthly, family-friendly event.

Come and experience the polyphonic singing of the Central Africa Pygmies’, Intore dance, irresistible Rumba, Mutwashi, Agwaya and Soukous beats, provocative Easter African Taarab, elaborate Afro- Jazz and Bikutsi, beautiful ‘World’ and Nomadic Tuareg melodies with Tshepe Tshepela-keyboard, Kitumaini Automate Mussema-keyboard, Herve Vika-vocal, Joe Ludiazo-vocal, Pat Mackela-drum.

Bringing together local artists from DR Congo, Rwanda, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Tanzania, Mali, South-Africa, England and beyond, this monthly event has been wowing local audiences with its’ diverse appeal.

The Amani Live nights are on the first Thursday of every month. Don’t miss our forthcoming event on Thursday 5th November with special guest guitarist Hugh Peters and spoken word artist Remi Adefeyisan.

Remi is a Manchester-based lyricist, rapper, poet, promoter & experimental artist. He has worked with musicians and artists from a variety of disciplines and cultures to create work that inspires, excites and make’s people think. He has performed nationwide in places that include The Academy, Edinburgh Festival, Bowlers, Band On The Wall, Dance House Theatre, Joshua Brooks and many more.

Hugh Peters is a guitarist, bass player and composer of music who has worked in education, community arts and as a gigging musician in the North West of England for over 30 years. Educated in Manchester, he worked as a teacher of mathematics in Zimbabwe 1985-87 where his European style guitar playing became mixed in with the music schoolchildren sang, danced and played traditional drums to. Later he met and was influenced by Thomas Mapfumo, hearing his reworkings of traditional Zimbabwean and 70s ‘chimurenga’ songs, as well as other Harare based musicians making hybrid music mixing together American jazz, South African and Congolese styles into danceable African pop music.

He continues to work as a musician and educator in Manchester, which has recently seen a blossoming of global music styles growing from the strong local live music scene mixing with creative currents from around the world.

Live Music, Dance and Storytelling from the African Diaspora
Nexus Art Café, Northern Quarter
8pm-10.15pm
Tickets: £5 / Under 12s FREEFuture dates 17th October, a collaboration with Afro Sonido and 5th November. More information to follow.

Further InformationGeneral Public: 07868591070

Artists and Promoters: 07950500267

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