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Sun 28 September 2014

Coco Mbassi

The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Coco Mbassi is a singer originating from Cameroon. Her music is a subtle blend of African roots, classical music, jazz and gospel, along with the…

Sat 27 September 2014

Rise Kagona

The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Rise Kagona is a true African music legend. Born in Malawi, Rise Kagona is the founder, lead guitarist and sole remaining member of Zimbabwean rock…

Fri 26 September 2014

Niran Obasa

The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Nigerian pianist Niran Obasa established his name as one of the foremost session musicians and the gospel music in Lagos. He is the keyboardist with…

Sat 20 September 2014

Samy Bishai

The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Celebrated Egyptian violinist and composer Samy Bishai built his reputation as an outstanding musician through his work with Natacha Atlas, Seckou Keita, Celloman, Digitonal, Zoe…

Fri 19 September 2014

Kad Achouri

The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Kad Achouri was born to first generation Algerian Berber parents in the small provincial town of Mazamet in the Tarn, south-west France, in 1969. He…

Thu 31 July 2014

Funmi Olawumi NIGHT TWO

Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the leader and founder of the glorious Yoruba Women’s Choir, performs two very special intimate shows – her only London shows of 2014. Across the two nights Funmi premieres songs from her soon to be released…

Wed 30 July 2014

Funmi Olawumi NIGHT ONE

Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the leader and founder of the glorious Yoruba Women’s Choir, performs two very special intimate shows – her only London shows of 2014. Across the two nights Funmi premieres songs from her soon to be released…

Sat 12 July 2014

Vox Voices

A drop-in vocal group on Saturday mornings. As much for the nervous as the vocally confident. Everyone welcome! It is an opportunity to get together, sing part harmony songs by ear, meet new people and sing in a friendly, welcoming group. Come…

Sat 28 June 2014

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Fri 27 June 2014

Vula Viel

In a change to our original programme we’re delighted to present Vula Viel  Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex Burch lived and played music for 3 years…

Sat 14 June 2014

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Sat 24 May 2014

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Wed 21 May 2014

Yomi Bashiru & Naija Grooves

We welcome back legendary Nigerian drummer/percussionist Yomi Bashiru (The Minister of Rhythms) and his explosive 9-piece group Naija Grooves create infectious grooves from the fusion of Fuji, Juju and Afrobeat rhythms. Expect heavy duty rhythms from one of Africa’s greatest…

Sat 17 May 2014

Loop Club Night: Fofoulah / Strobes / Soundspecies DJ

Loop Club Night London’s most dynamic and cutting edge collective Loop presents the next in their series of Club Nights: Dan Nicholls’ collaboration with New-York visual artist Stephen Byram merges big beats and electro-improv with stunning, highly integrated visuals. London-based…

Sat 10 May 2014

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.