Amani Creatives

African arts

Feb

22

Coco Mbassi and Amani Collective at Band on The Wall

I was delighted to be asked to co-compere at Amani Live presents Coco Mbassi at Manchester’s Band on the Wall on 10 December, especially since the event heralded a new milestone for Amani Creatives, who had decided to invite a big name on the African music scene as part of their own main stage showcase event. A huge amount of work had gone into presenting a number of local African artists at the Picturehouse at Band on the Wall over the last six months of 2016. This was an opportunity to invite everybody back for a higher profile gig and several musicians took advantage to show off their talents. First […]

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Nov

08

Amani live – November

Another good experience at band on the wall with some good musicians and singers such as Clive Hunte, Hugh Peters, Tagné Tebu, Alan Budd, Emmanuela Yogolelo, M.N.I.B, Craig Winterburn ect…. @bandonthewall with #amanilive #africantop40 #africanmusic #sundaysessions @comartsnw @creativetourist @_lovemanchester pic.twitter.com/Md7TwQ2Zmz — craig winterburn (@treedrum) November 6, 2016

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Sep

23

Amani Live – October

Another Amani Live is cooking, bringing you the best of local talent from the African diaspora. Come along on Sunday 2nd October, bring the kids and enjoy uplifting South African Zulu music  and Afro Jazz vibes! The perfect end to the summer holidays! In partnership with Brighter Sound and CAN, Amani Creatives present: Silo Silo is a songwriter, Zulu dancer from Zimbabwe. His music is a fusion of Mbaquanga and Afro jazzy accompanied by a roaring poetry. It includes Zulu warrior dance. Nikky Norton Shafau Nikky Norton Shafau is a bit strange, She wants to become a Storybook… Nikky is a storyteller, poet, street artist and gatherer of stories. She is […]

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Aug

21

Amani Live – September

Amani Live – Sunday Grooves Under the Boabab Another Amani Live is cooking, bringing you the best of local talent from the African diaspora. Come along on Sunday 4 September, bring the kids and enjoy uplifting Congolese Rumba, Gospel and Afro Jazz vibes! The perfect end to the summer holidays! In partnership with Brighter Sound and CAN, Amani Creatives present: Jocelyne Ludiazo Dynamic singer, songwriter performer and storyteller from DR Congo, Jocelyne’s music brings together Congolese Rumba, Mutwashi and Seben, R&B and Gospel. A lead singer for the Manchester International Roots Orchestra, her powerful voice has wowed audiences from Manchester to Edinburgh and beyond. Afrika Jazz This Afro Jazz trio blend […]

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Aug

02

Amani Live – August

In partnership with Brighter Sound and CAN, Amani Creatives present: Herve Vika Gifted singer-songwriter and performer, Herve Vika plays an irresistible mix of Congolese Rumba and Seben. Guaranteed to get you on your feet, be prepared to learn a few authentic Congolese dance moves! Autorite Mussema Multi-talented musician, singer and composer Autorite Mussena shares beautiful songs about the everyday joys and struggles of ordinary people. His music takes you on a musical journey from Zouk to Reggae to the vibrant rhythms of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Akinyemi Oludele Akinyemi is an artist and singer with a wonderful ability to capture live performance through his paintings and sketches. This Sunday […]

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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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