The Akano Rhythm Brothers/ We Need To Talk About/ Chief Commander Yaaba/ Volta45/ Lo-Fi Odysseys/ Meakoom/ Chongo/ Bekke Poppoola (Black British Girlhood)/ Kaku (Black Music Congress)/ Quentin Scott/ Duncan Brooker (Strut Records )
Following on from the hugely successful Icons of Wu event in March, arts collective Soul Labels presents a one-day festival of all things Africa and the diaspora to celebrate the launch of Lo-Fi Odysseys' Palm Wine Beats Volume 3. Last year, Lo-Fi produced the first two volumes of his five-part series, supported by the likes of Okayafrica. These mixtapes were unique in their cinematic feel and historical depth, a way for him to "crate dig his heritage". You could almost see them play out before your eyes. The next step was obvious: bring these tapes to life. On the day there will be a house band transforming Palm Wine Beats into a live shakedown featuring the legendary Nigerian musician Blackman Akeeb Kareem an AV presentation and volume 3 preview from Lo-Fi himself, a panel discussion about Africa's advancement through its cultural archive and a juju music workshop for music enthusiasts who like to get between the notes. Not forgetting West African street food specialists NIfty's in the kitchen...
Tickets and info https://billetto.co.uk/palm-wine-beats-live