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Amani Live July

Posted: Jun 16, 2016 by Amani Creatives in Amani Live 2016, Showcases

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 22.15.41The third in a series of eight monthly events with contemporary live African music, dance and spoken word brought to you by AMANI CREATIVES in partnership with Britghter Sound andCommunity Arts North west.
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.

Cameroonian food from £1
Poisson braise´ – Grilled Fish marinated in Cameroonian spices served with plantain or cassava .
Vegetarian DG – Dices of plantain, carrot and courgettes in a light stir sauce
Pineapple cake
Door open at 4pm
Entry £5 – Free Under 12’s

 

Amani Live – Sunday Grooves Under The Baobab

Posted: May 16, 2016 by Amani Creatives in Amani Live 2016, Showcases

Cafe con LecheManchester’s hottest Cuban band Cafe Con Leche will be playing salsa, son, cha cha cha, and a selection of songs linking their music back to its African roots.

Imani Jendai mixes tap with more current styles, such as hip-hop, rhymes of rap and the complex mechanics of beat box, reinventing tap as a new powerful means of non-verbal communication, not just as entertainment but as a way of expressing emotions and as a medium for storytelling.

The second in a series of eight monthly events with contemporary live African music, dance and spoken word brought to you by Amani Creatives in partnership with Brighter Sound and Community Arts North West.
Doors open at 4pm – Event starts at 4.30pm
Entry £5 – Under 12’s

Amani live May 2016 highlights @ Roots restaurant

Posted: May 14, 2016 by Amani Creatives in performances, Showcases

Amani Live 1st of May

Posted: Apr 13, 2016 by Amani Creatives in performances, Showcases

 

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The first of eight monthly events with contemporary live African music, dance and spoken word brought to you by Amani Creatives in partnership with Brighter Sound and Community Arts North West.
Featuring:
Afrika Love – A collaborative Zimbabwean music performance between AFIC projects and the high-energy Arimba Marimba. Irresistibly groovy beats, traditional instruments, vocals, percussion and dance from the Southern regions of Africa.
Poet, playwright and performance artist Chanje Kunda performs her acclaimed work.
Introducing activist singer Marechal Nekongo with his revolutionary messages of liberation and hope; a perfect fusion of authentic Congolese Soukous and contemporary African diaspora music.
Day and time: 1st of May 2016, 4:00-6:30
Entry: £5/under 12 free ON THE DOORS
Food: mouth-watering Cameroonian cuisine, from £1
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For artists interested in taking part in these showcases 07950500267
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Open Jam Around African Vibes

Posted: Mar 8, 2016 by Amani Creatives in Showcases

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As part of its second series of the Amani live called ‘Sunday Chill Under the Baobab’, Amani Creatives in partnership with Brighter Sound and Community Arts North West is organising an open jam session around the African vibe on the 3rd of April 2016 at The Picture House – Band on the Wall from 4pm to 6:30
Sounds of Bata Drums ( Nigeria – Cuba ), Djembe, Kora (West Africa ), Thumb piano (Congo – Zimbabwe ), and chanting vocals are planned to set up the moods to get any participants to join in and bring to existence what does not exist yet.
Sounds seekers and art lovers are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get a taste of what is to come from May every first Sunday of the month at a same venue and time.

Musicians and artists of any genre and ability are welcomed to this unique experience.
Amani live is a series of showcases of live African music, story telling and spoken word, dance, drawing, food and more which are organised to support local ambitious artists who need opportunities to increase exposure, skills and employability.

Door open 4pm
Free Entry – Family friendly event

For more information about this event; call 07950500267 or write to amaniplatnet@gmail.com
To find more about who we are and what we do, visit
http://www.amanicreatives@gmail.com
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Amani Creatives YouTube channel

 

Amani Creatives july showcase

Posted: Jul 10, 2015 by Amani Creatives in performances, Showcases

Nikky Norton

  This collective is a class act,professional, talented and knows how to create a rich relaxed atmosphere whilst inspiring people to get up and dance, catch them while you can – I left with a spring in my step wanting to hear more.

Amani Creatives June showcase

Posted: Jun 10, 2015 by Amani Creatives in Showcases

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