Sun 29 Oct | 20:00 | Rich Mix
One of South Africa’s most exciting talents, award-winning singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Nakhane plays live in the UK for the first time as part of Film Africa! Since his acclaimed 2013 debut album Brave Confusion, Nakhane has collaborated with South African record producer Black Coffee on the hit single We Dance Again, showing an aptitude for moving effortlessly between genres. His latest EP, Clairvoyant, is an exciting glimpse of what is to come when Nakhane’s album You Will Not Die, is released produced by Ben Christophers (Bat For Lashes, Hot Chip, Imogen Heap, Françoise Hardy), next March. Citing Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist Ali Farka Touré as an influence, Nakhane’s music also shows traces of Radiohead and David Bowie in the melancholic, languid guitars and his beautiful soaring vocal harmonies.Performing for the first time in the UK, this is not to be missed – catch him on stage at Film Africa while you can!
Nakhane also stars in the Film Africa 2017 Opening Gala The Wound on Friday 27 October and will take part in a Q&A after the screening.
LIVE MUSIC: REDRED
Tue 31 Oct | 20:00 | Rich Mix
As part of Film Africa’s Ghana @ 60 strand, marking 60 years of independence, Film Africa welcomes RedRed to this year’s festival – an exciting collaboration between Budapest based DJ/Producer ELO MORTON (of Hungarian reggae collective Irie Maffia) and MOBO nominated musician, filmmaker and pioneer of Ghana’s contemporary Hiplife music genre, M3NSA (one half of enigmatic rap duo FOKN BOIS). Woven with introspective lyrics and fusing dance music influences from African and European connections, RedRed’s sound encompasses trap and afrobeat and pushes the dial back to charged up 90s house, warbly garage basslines, and dreamy synths. They have worked with Femi Kuti, Damon Albarn, Asa, Nneka, and Sena Dagadu’s and their debut single, Ghetto, featured Ghana’s biggest music star, Sarkodie. See the duo perform live for the first time in the UK at Film Africa 2017.
Film Africa runs 27th- 5th November. Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent.
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