Numbi Night of Afro-Futurism

Published On 15 May, 2014 | By Alina Kay | community, Events, live music & entertainment
Exhausted, but happy to be done with the academic year? It is time to celebrate! Here is a chance to listen to live music, spoken word poetry and dance for only £5!

imageNUMBI, a non-profit diasporan art organisation is presenting A Night of Afro-Futurism at RichMix May 23rd!

Opening the night is the NUMBI FILM CORNER with an 8 minute short by veteran black British film maker Menelik Shabazz. The 2005 short, Reflexion, is a story tracing a woman’s life changing encounter with an ancestral spirit.

Featuring special guests all the way form St. Lucia: poet Kendel Hippolyte and the fierce film maker Davina Lee.

On the decks DJ Tillah Willah will be summoning the spirit of Carnival and throwing down a constellation of drum patterns from Soca to Afrobeats and everything in between!

Also on the Decks: Cali born B-Girl DJ Lynnee Denise hopscotching to the Future with an eclectic mix of classic hip-hop, soul, funk and deep house. She draws from black social and political movements to present the dynamic range of music of the diaspora.

This season Numbi is proud to announce a musical collaboration with the Grand Union Orchestra musicians Jonathan Andre and Josh Brandler, singer Yasminah Mohamed aka YuniQ Soul and Ethiopian German singer Tsega Tebege.

Nomadic musician Nadia Al Faghih calling on cornucopia ancestral roots from Arabic and Fulani, to Turkish, Norwegian and Celtic origins; and Freddy Macha the London based Tanzania born writer and musician working with the Kitoto Band in London.

The hosts for the Night will be Numbi Resident Artists and poets Sam Elmi and Elmi Ali.

The grand finale of the evening will be the Numbi Trademark dance-off competition. Best Dressed and best Dancers win fab goodies!

Tickets cots £12 on the door – no concessions. Students can book concession tickets online, but be fast!

For tickets or booking information, or to RSVP, check out the Richmix website.

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Russian Norwegian dancer turned journo. Based in London. I have an American accent, fake curls, and I hope to one day change the world for the better. Follow: @AlinaKaySays