African Night Fever presents Saidi Kanda and Mvula Mandando
African Night Fever brings another night of sunshine for the summer, where spiced up East African Traditional Music meets Modern Africa
Following on from his acclaimed streamed performance at Africa in the Lounge, we welcome the return of one of the local icons of African music, Saidi Kanda.
Hailing from Tanzania and learning his craft from his Grand Father, Kanda grew up to become one of the most talented multi-instrumentalists of African Traditional Music. His sweet melodic voice is accompanied with a mesmerising charismatic stage presence and a feel-good factor through the energy of his performance.
A former member of the great Remmy Ongala’s Super Matimila Band, Saidi went to be awarded Womad Percussionist of the year in 1989. He then helped formed UK’S Orchestra Baboma and playing with most of the greats of AFRICAN Music from Papa Wemba, Kofi Olamindea, Mose Fanfan to name a few.
Saidi Kanda is regarded as one of the best performers of recent times within the African Traditional and New African Music. The release of his new album “Ambush” a collaboration work with his friend Edward Shearer went on to create Mvula Mandondo.
Music, World MusicSeated + Standing
Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £15