Singer and poet Vusi ‘The Voice’ Mahlasela, Thandiswa Mazwai, who guested with Tony Allen at the Barbican last October and female vocal trio The Mahotella Queens are all set to celebrate and re-live the music of Africa’s greatest voice at the Hackney Empire as guests of Bra-Hugh. Get all the details under the hood.
Finally London steps up to the plate with a fittingly stellar tribute for Africa’s first lady of song. No less than Angelique Kidjo curates a show at the Barbican in memory of the late Miriam Makeba this Saturday 21 November. The line up is a generational mix of legends now and in the making: Veterans Baaba Maal andVusi Mahlasela will share the stage with Barbican first-timers Nigerian pop-soul singer Asa, Guinean singer Sayon Bamba and Ivorian [...]