Guinean Dance Workshop with Idrissa Camara – 11th & 12th March 2017


Join us for a very special Dublin dance workshop with Ballet Nimba’s Artistic Director Idrissa Camara. Live drumming will be provided by Paul McElhatton and friends.

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Manden Express: Afro-Acoustic Set – November 20th @ The Magistorium

For the first time Manden Express will be playing their all new acoustic set which sees a return to a more traditional Malian Wassalou sound and bringing influences ranging from delta blues to contemporary jazz. Expect a headier mix of rhythmic signatures and hypnotic grooves. We have created a special drum section using African bass drums known as Dununs.

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Hotter Than July 2016


Hotter than July is back for its third year in 2016, this time in the larger venue of Smithfield Square. Organised by the Improvised Music Company in conjunction with the The Big Bang Festival.  The Festival has seen the appearance of great international acts such as Gambian Kora player Sona Jobartah, alongside great domestic acts such as Manden Express.

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Legendary Afrobeat Tony Allen @ The Button Factory 10th June

Legendary Afrobeat Drummer Tony Allen returns to Dublin on Friday 10th June

“Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”  Fela-Kuti

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Sidiki Dembele Sextet @ Africa Day 2016

We are Delighted to announce the return of Griot – Master Drummer Sidiki Dembele to Ireland on the 29th May, at Africa Day, Farmleigh House, Pheonix Park, Dublin.

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