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Live Music, Dance and Storytelling from the African Diaspora

Posted: Jan 29, 2016 by Amani Creatives in PR

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 19.25.43Amani Live is our dynamic collective of  professional and emerging artists performing and practicing different art forms of African genres.

Following hot in the footsteps of a highly successful pilot project, we are currently working in partnership with CAN and Brighter Sound to develop our programme called Amani Live; a monthly event showcasing some of the freshest, new talent from the African diaspora and highlighting the diversity, complexity and enduring cultural influence of Africa.

To mark the new season, Amani Live events will be back, bigger and better on the first Sunday of every month at the Picturehouse at Band on the Wall starting in April 2016.

Amani Live will also be accompanied by a bespoke package of creative support offering professional development and exposure for emerging and professional artists from African backgrounds.

Amani Creatives,  we are proud to be supported by CAN through their Talent Development Programme and to work in partnership with Brighter Sound.

For inquiries, ring 07868591070/07950500267

amaniplatnet@gmail.com

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African Diaspora at Nexus Art Cafe

Posted: Oct 8, 2015 by Amani Creatives 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

Amani Live Black History Month Special

Posted: Sep 23, 2015 by Amani Creatives in PR

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Amani Live Black History Month Special

Live Music, Dance and Storytelling from the African Diaspora

Thursday 1st October
8pm-10.15pm
Nexus Art Café, Northern Quarter
Tickets: £5 / Under 12s FREE

 

An exciting, up-and-coming artist collective, Amani Platnet 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 and Intore dance of the irresistible Rumba, Mutwashi, Agwaya and Soukous beats, elaborate Afro- Jazz from Cameroon, salsa from Cuba.

Don’t miss our Black History Month special on Thursday 1st October with the spectacular Cuban band, Cafe Con Lecheplaying salsa, son, cha cha cha, and a selection of songs linking the music back to its African roots.

Acclaimed Jamaican tap dancer, Imani Jendai will perform a musical dance conversation with Tagné Tebu from Cameroon on djembe and guest poets Nikky Norton Shafau and Christina Fontes will be performing spoken word gems for your delight.

Come and celebrate the far-reaching cultural influence of the African diaspora, in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Future Amani dates:

·         Saturday 17th October: A collaboration with Afro Sonido at the Wonder Inn  

·         Thursday 5th November: Amani Live night at Nexus Art Cafe

Further Information

General Public: 07868 591 070

Artists and Promoters: 07950 500 267

Live Music, Dance and Storytelling from the African Diaspora

Posted: Aug 23, 2015 by Amani Creatives in PR

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Live Music, Dance and Storytelling from the African Diaspora

Thursday 3 September
Nexus Art Café, Northern Quarter
8pm-10.15pm
Tickets: £5 / Under 12s FREE

 

 

An exciting, up-and-coming artist collective, Amani Platnet 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 and Intore dance of the Central Africa Pygmies’, irresistible Rumba, Mutwashi, Agwaya and Soukous beats, provocative Easter African Taarab, elaborate Afro- Jazz and Bikutchi, beautiful ‘World’ and Nomadic Tuareg melodies.

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 3rd September with special guest the exciting singer and kora player who combines the authentic rhythms and songs of West Africa with her own compositions.

Future dates include a special Black History Month in October. More information to follow.

·         Thursday 1 October

·         Thursday 5 November

Further Information

General Public: 07868591070

Artists and Promoters: 07950500267