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Series: African Composers Series 2

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.

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Sat 08 March 2014

Aubrei Woki & Kalahari

Botswana’s bassist and vocalist Aubrei Woki is one of the unsung heroes of African music. For 30 years he was a bassist of choice for the likes of Hugh Masekela, Dudu Pukwana, The South African Gospel Singers, Township Express and [...]

Fri 07 March 2014

The Rhythms

The Rhythms are 7-piece band from Lagos, Nigeria who mix the cerebral musicality of Afrobeat with the visceral grooves of funk, underpinned with Yoruba-English vocal styles. This is contemporary African music at its best that takes the past into the [...]

Thu 06 March 2014

Lucky Ranku

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 [...]