Nubiyan Twist (Online)

Africa in the Lounge

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    20:00 - 21:00
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The groove-driven music of Leeds-born Afro-Jazz 9-piece Nubiyan Twist has been lighting up venues up and down the UK since the collective first emerged almost ten years ago. Now led by Tom Excell and combining sound system culture with jazz improvisation, Nubiyan Twist create an infections and powerful big band sound that draws upon jazz, hip-hop, Afrobeat, Latin, soul, reggae and dance music.

Following the release of their second album ‘Freedom Fables’ the band have been quick to win fans including Mary Ann Hobbs, Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles with an album that’s become “a summation of the group’s talent…elevating [them] into the highest tier of their cohort.” (Loud and Quiet).

Nubiyan Twist will be joined by poet, storyteller and rap artist Kweku Sackey aka K.O.G. who collaborated with the collective on their single ‘If I Know’.

Drawing on the musical traditions from across the continent, Africa in the Lounge is a series of live streamed concerts that showcases musical traditions from across Africa and the African diaspora. The series returns after two hugely successful run of live streams earlier this year, this time broadcasting live to YouTube and Facebook from Ooosh! studios in Brighton.

Africa in the Lounge is presented by African Night Fever and Yaram Arts in collaboration with Brighton Dome and Bristol Beacon.

Watch the broadcast

  • This live stream event will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook.
  • A YouTube player will be embedded on this page for audiences to access the live stream
  • The concerts are free to watch, donations are welcome

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