Last month saw the tenth London African Music Festival, held over two weeks in many venues across London. The festival is organised by the Arts Council England and Joyful Noise who were founded in 1990. Both with the goal of bringing the sounds of Africa to a wider audience. Places such as Ronnie Scotts and the Jazz Cafe saw the likes of Yaaba Funk filling the floor with blazing horns and African guitar riffs. And Venues all over were flooded with Saxophone players, vocalists and musicians, all with their own funky twist on the traditional and the modern.
In July, many artists including members of the Magic Numbers, jumped aboard The African Express, a train with over eighty leading musicians from Africa and other parts of the world involved. All on a weeks tour as part of the London 2012 Festival, which ran alongside the Olympics games. And wherever the train stopped, the musicians would surprise commuters by performing on platforms across the UK.
But African music is not new to the UK. For decades people have been bumping and grinding to Afrobeats at the annual Notting Hill Carnival, the second largest street festival in the world. African Escorts in London know how to shake their thing at the carnival and can be the perfect companion for finding those African haunts. The Nigerian corner, otherwise known as the Naija Corner attracts party goers from all over who want to strut and pose in front of the crowds. For fans of African urban music, the festival offers a lineup of bands and musicians that would usually have to pay to see.
Radio 1Xtra has been plugging African music for years but it is only recently that it has burst into mainstream and across boroughs in London, such as Hackney, Peckham and Leytonstone. The African vibe gives something that bit extra, and if you visit an African club, you are guaranteed a musical experience like no other. Dance rhythms mixed with drum machines and synthesisers create musical colours that can only make you smile. Theres African music happening all over the city and African Escorts in London will know the right venue, from churches and community hall, to bars and clubs. Concerts have even been known to run all night. But as well as concert halls, theres an underground scene with hip hop music adapting the music to create their own vibe.
Why not take your African Escort in London to the Kemia Bar, or Afrobeat Vibration, a monthly session that plays afro funk until the early morning. Or the Barbican, where the biggest African music stars have been known to grace the stage. But wherever you choose to listen to your Afrobeats, whether in a pub, club or underground, you can be sure that you are in for a night of drumming, dancing and groovy bass lines until dawn.
Charles Dalton is a writer with experience in magazine columns, short articles and editing. He is the author of this article on For Decades people have been Bumping and Grinding to Afrobeats. For more Details contact us.
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