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 reworkings of traditional Zimbabwean and 70s ‘chimurenga’ songs, as well as other Harare based musicians making hybrid music mixing together American jazz, South African and Congolese styles into danceable African pop music.
He continues to work as a musician and educator in Manchester, which has recently seen a blossoming of global music styles growing from the strong local live music scene mixing with creative currents from around the world.
Cameroonian food from £1
Poisson braise´ – Grilled Fish marinated in Cameroonian spices served with plantain or cassava .
Vegetarian DG – Dices of plantain, carrot and courgettes in a light stir sauce
Door open at 4pm
Entry £5 – Free Under 12’s