What’s On: Black History Month Festival Focus Africa

BY WILLIAM BOARDMAN
toby@slpmedia.co.uk

A new festival has been announced for Black History Month.

Pop Brixton has will stage Focus Africa, a free festival featuring live music from Senegalese artist Noumoucounda Cissoko.

The festival will also have workshops, including a free drum and dance workshop with Aida Diop, and DJ sets featuring Afrobeats, Kuduro, Soukous and Azonto.

Mr Cissoko, whose music includes the subjects of education and African women’s rights, as well as progress and development, will be releasing his new album, and will be headlining the festival, on Saturday.

DJ Snuff and Djsoulprovyder are also performing at the festival.

Pop Brixton is hosting a number of events to celebrate Black History Month throughout October.

The organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors is bringing the five-piece band Nihilism to perform, which is influenced by many styles of music on October 17.

A free gig by the Brazilian singer-songwriter Aleh Ferreria, best known as the frontman of the funk band Banda Black Rio, will be hosted by the record label Movimientos on October 25.

The third annual LADY Fest will be on the last weekend of the month, the free all-day-party will feature 10 leading female bands and DJs.

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