Published on April 6th, 2016

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SUNDAY 15 May 2016, 2pm – 5.30pm
The only Free afternoon  African family adventure in London
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
LIVE ON STAGE: KONGO DIA NTOTILA  Trio ft Mulele Matondo Afrika


Mulele Matondo Afrika of Kongo Dia Ntotila

For our final session of the season, Mwalimu Express waves you off for the summer hols  with a fantastic by 2 giants of music that left us  for the departure lounge this April, Papa Wemba and Prince.

We start with a must see performance of KONGO DIA NTOTILA. Born and raised in ‘the capital of music’, Kinshasa, DRC, Mulele Matondo Afrika is an artist concerned with peace, justice and unity for Kongo and for Afrika. His irresistible dance floor friendly music is influenced by the hundreds of ancestral rhythms and sounds of Afrika. Ask Mulele about his spellings of Afrika and Kongo, he will argue, “there is no ‘C’ in the original alphabets of Afrika… that ‘C’ is for ‘colonialism’, for which there is no longer a place in Afrika!” His theory is based on the original name for the great ancient Kingdom of Kongo.

 Listen/watch KONGO DIA NTOTILA here:


On Screen this month pretty much chose itself, we bring you a remake of Purple Rain from Niger. Christopher Kirkley’s début feature is a desert road movie starring Mdou Moctar – AKOUNAK TEDALAAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI , which, as there is no word for purple in Tamashek, translates as ‘Rain, the colour of blue with a little red in it’.
‘a gentle bliss out of a feature’ Village Voice
‘charming and ragtag’ The Atlantic
See more in The Guardian

And our Mwalimu team will be there to entertain you with activities for the head feet and mouth.  On the dex spinning the tunes, DJ hosts Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt, astounding Oware games with Seth of the Oware Society, Lucy Angell John’s Parent and Toddler dance sessions,  plus The African Market stalls, Dom’s CDs, a well stocked bar and Kunle’s delicious street food.

Come chill awhile, unwind and relaxey voos avec noos. Read your young ones a book or browse a magazine then bust a few moves and dance to wicked sounds from the Motherland.

For more info check out the Rich Mix website


Have a great summerSee you in September, don’t lose us, to a summer love


Sunday 18th September 2016 /  2 till 5.30pm



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