Foxfirkin Lewisham presents:
Brockley Max: Gnawa Blues All Stars
Entry Requirements: Over 18s only. Photo ID required.
Simo Lagnawi, ambassador of Gnawa culture in the UK, and the charismatic creator & leader of Gnawa Blues All Stars , has appeared on BBC World service, CNN World, BBC 3, Vox Africa, and has performed at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Latitude and Boom Town.
Simo plays traditional Gnawa (sacred trance music from Africa Morocco) with his bands Electric Jalaba, Gnawa Griot, and Gnawa Blues Allstars. Simo continuously pushes new boundaries, fusing Gnawa with music from countries such as Gambia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, India, Japan, Venezuela and the Caribbean. Look out for special guest musicians playing with the band!
Brockley Max is a nine-day community arts festival celebrating local talent. It takes place in lots of different venues across Brockley, Ladywell, Crofton Park and Honor Oak and is a non-profit festival that everyone can attend and be part of.
Find out more: http://brockleymax.co.uk/
FREE before 9pm, £3 after