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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
Following the success of last years celebration of African composers, the Vortex is delighted to host The African Composers Series 2, produced by Joyful Noise.
The great South African guitarist Lucky Ranku has been at the heart of South African music for over 40 years, playing, recording and touring with the likes of Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Dudu Pukwana, Pinise Saul as well as British icon Mike Oldfield and leading his own bands The African Jazz Allstars, South African Gospel Singers and Township Express.
Lucky Ranku's signature guitar sound changed African guitar forever. With The Malombo Jazz Group in the 60s and Julian Bahula's Jabula in the 70s he laid the foundation for what became known as "the township beat". Tonight Lucky Ranku performs an all original compositions with a cracking 6-piece band featuring musicians from across Africa.
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The Vortex Jazz Club
Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Sat 15 Mar
Thu 20 Mar
Fri 21 Mar
Vortex City Sessions @ Bishopsgate
Sat 22 Mar
Bobby Wellins / Andrew Cleyndert / Paul Harrison / Clark Tracey
Sat 29 Mar
Thu 1 to Sat 3 May
Led Bib - 3 Night Residency