Amani Creatives

African arts

Jun

16

Amani Live July

The third in a series of eight monthly events with contemporary live African music, dance and spoken word brought to you by AMANI CREATIVES in partnership with Britghter Sound andCommunity Arts North west. Hugh Peters is a guitarist, bass player and composer of music who has worked in education, community arts and as a gigging musician in the North West of England for over 30 years. Educated in Manchester, he worked as a teacher of mathematics in Zimbabwe 1985-87 where his European style guitar playing became mixed in with the music schoolchildren sang, danced and played traditional drums to. Later he met and was influenced by Thomas Mapfumo, hearing his […]

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May

16

Amani Live – Sunday Grooves Under The Baobab

Manchester’s hottest Cuban band Cafe Con Leche will be playing salsa, son, cha cha cha, and a selection of songs linking their music back to its African roots. Imani Jendai mixes tap with more current styles, such as hip-hop, rhymes of rap and the complex mechanics of beat box, reinventing tap as a new powerful means of non-verbal communication, not just as entertainment but as a way of expressing emotions and as a medium for storytelling. The second in a series of eight monthly events with contemporary live African music, dance and spoken word brought to you by Amani Creatives in partnership with Brighter Sound and Community Arts North West. […]

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Apr

13

Amani Live 1st of May

  Amani Live Sunday Grooves under the Baobab 1st of May 2016 The first of eight monthly events with contemporary live African music, dance and spoken word brought to you by Amani Creatives in partnership with Brighter Sound and Community Arts North West. Featuring: Afrika Love – A collaborative Zimbabwean music performance between AFIC projects and the high-energy Arimba Marimba. Irresistibly groovy beats, traditional instruments, vocals, percussion and dance from the Southern regions of Africa. Poet, playwright and performance artist Chanje Kunda performs her acclaimed work. Introducing activist singer Marechal Nekongo with his revolutionary messages of liberation and hope; a perfect fusion of authentic Congolese Soukous and contemporary African diaspora […]

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Mar

08

Open Jam Around African Vibes

As part of its second series of the Amani live called ‘Sunday Chill Under the Baobab’, Amani Creatives in partnership with Brighter Sound and Community Arts North West is organising an open jam session around the African vibe on the 3rd of April 2016 at The Picture House – Band on the Wall from 4pm to 6:30 Sounds of Bata Drums ( Nigeria – Cuba ), Djembe, Kora (West Africa ), Thumb piano (Congo – Zimbabwe ), and chanting vocals are planned to set up the moods to get any participants to join in and bring to existence what does not exist yet. Sounds seekers and art lovers are encouraged […]

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