The legendary Pat Thomas, master of Ghanaian highlife, 'the Golden Voice of Africa', hits The Crescent with the incredible Kwashibu Area Band, ahead of his new album release on Strut Records this Autumn. Massive massive show! Bring your dancing shoes! For fans of Fela & Femi Kuti, Kokoroko, Ebo Taylor and Dele Sosimi.
Following 8 years working with Maceo Parker, funky’bone maestro Dennis Rollins debuts his all-new groove outfit ‘FUNKY-FUNK!’ An award-winning ‘bone player and still at the forefront of jazz worldwide, Dennis brings an electrifying band he guarantees will make you move your body! Exploring infectious grooves with sumptuous funky trombone melodies, this band is a must see!
It is well known that Jamaica has a long history of pioneering musical sounds - from Mento, Ska, Reggae, Dub, Roots and way beyond with many of its internationally celebrated musicians spawning from that great musical institution (The Alpha Boys School) under the tutelage of (The Nun) Sister Mary Ignatius Davis. Cleveland Watkiss and his internationally acclaimed band sing the songs of Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson, and more.
In the last few years, we've been fortunate to see a resurgence, and reimagining, of the polyamorous love affair between hip hop, jazz, and radical politics. In the increasingly nightmarish world we're all inhabiting, work of this nature is integral to keep the resisters dancing, shouting, awake. More Arriving, the latest from UK-based drummer/tablaist and composer Sarathy Korwar, is a confrontational, musically far-reaching addition to the revolution music toolkit.
Cykada have forged a unique and infectious sound. Combine electronic and live music with global inspiration from West Africa to Eastern Europe, throw in some beats and riddims of soundsystem culture, the spontaneity of jazz and we have a new dynamic mashup unlike anything previously witnessed.
Comprising of members of Maisha, Ezra Collective, Myriad Forest, Undergrooveland and Don Kipper.