Baloji is giving his first ever London headline show on Wednesday November 28th, following his appearance at the Barbican opening for Orchestra Baobab, and mo
re recently taking part in the Damon Albarn-helmed transient super group African Express.
He will be accompanied by the Katuba Orchestra, led by Dizzy Manjeku, legendary guitarist for Tabu Ley Rochereau and the late Franco.
Expect performances of tracks from Baloji’s latest album, the critically acclaimed Crammed Records release Kinshasa Succursale, which features an all-star line-up of guest musicians including Amp Fiddler, Konono No1, Royce Mbumba and La Chorale de la Grace, to name but a few.
Support on the night provided by AJ Holmes & The Hackney Empire.
Two lucky AfriPOP! readers will win a pair of ticket to the gig as well as a copy of his excellent album Kinshasa Succursale.
To win, all you have to do is give us a follow on Twitter and DM us the name of Baloji’s most recent album.
Winners will be announced tomorrow (Tuesday)
evening. If you need more convincing here’s Baloji’s now-classic video with Konono N°1 – Karibu Ya Bintou.
Baloji + support: AJ Holmes & The Hackney Empire
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ
Nearest stations: Shoreditch High Street, Old Street, Liverpool Street
Tickets £14 + booking fee from
Ticketmaster – http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/
Ticketweb – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/
Presented by ¡Como No! and 2 For the Road Productions