Venue Inn On The Green, 3-5 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5XL. 020 8962 5757
Friday March 20 2009, 8pm - 1 am
Wom@tt presents Mama Africa: African Women in Concert
A host of wonderful women celebrate International Women’s Month African Style backed by Ray Carless and the inimitable Club Skaaville Lively up crew:
BONOLO – 3 piece South African Acapella join an all star evening alongside MAYA SONA JOBARTEH – Kora Virtuoso (Gambia/UK), VANYA REID & DOLPHINA JAMES –Pan Supremos of Engine Room Collective, PAULINA ODURO – Mama Africa incarnate (Ghana), and MEGUMI MESAKU – Saxophonist extraordinaire + DJ TJONGZ & other female selectors.
BONOLO boast vocal harmonies to send shivers down the spine. MAYA SONA JOBARTEH celebrates her debut album Afro Acoustic Soul with its bittersweet beautifully crafted tales of live and love; THE ENGINE ROOM COLLECTIVE women play awespme energetic inspiring tenor pans, PAULINA ODURO (AKA Princess Adua) has the finest voice whilst Japanese MEGUMI MESAKU has to be seen to be believed – dubbed the world’s finest Ska saxophonist, bringing new verve to African vibes.
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