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Coming up: Ed Jones (24 September); VINICIUS CANTUARIA (9, 10 OCTOBER)

London African Music Festival

Now in its 12th year, the London African Music Festival showcases the sheer breadth of jazz, folk and groove-influenced music emerging from the continent. The Vortex is delighted to host musicians over all five nights of the festival.

“The London African Music Festival is an impressively eclectic affair” Robin Denselow, the Guardian

Thu 22 September 2016

Wed 21 September 2016

The Brice Wassy Quartet

First UK show in 7 years by Brice Wassy, one of the world’s greatest drummers. Renowned for his peerless work with Manu Dibango, Salif Keita ,Miriam Makeba, Jean Luc Ponty […]

Mon 19 September 2016

EZZA

Ezza from Niger are Goumour Adam vocal/guitar , Menad Moussaoui – bass and Stephane Gratteau – drums. They bring us the Tuareg grooves where African rhythms meet modern rock sounds […]

Sun 18 September 2016

LOKITO YA CONGO

Lokito Ya Congo , led by Renato Mondele, bring a new dimension to Soukous. In Kinshasa, Renato made his name with General Defao’s Big Stars and as a guitarist he […]

Wed 22 June 2016

Niran Obasa

  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 The Yoruba Women Choir […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]