Africa in the Lounge is the popular livestream concert series produced by African Night Fever & Yaram Arts, which brings the rhythms and melodies of Africa to audiences around the world.
Published 17 May 2021
“Infectiously danceable… a frivolous, uplifting spirit and a steely core” Guardian
“I really love that!” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
Africa in the Lounge is back for a fourth series kicking off with Lakuta – a musical collective that formed in Brighton but which is a true global act.
Founded by vocalist-percussionist Cicely Taylor and fronted by vocalist Siggi Mwasote, Lakuta’s members heritage includes Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Malaysia, Spain and the UK. The result is a highly danceable mix of Afrobeat, funk, Latino and tropical grooves, blending traditional instruments to create a hard-hitting sound.
Their 2016 album Brothers and Sisters released on Tru Thoughts received widespread acclaim and radio airplay. Now experience them performing live in this exclusive livestream.
An exclusive acoustic solo set from the exceptional and charismatic Seckou Keita, arguably the most influential kora player of his generation.
Seckou gives us the kora in its purest guise, a wondrous instrument that can take the human spirit to a place of deep meditation, stillness and beauty.
Performing songs from his latest album 22 Strings, Seckou explores what it means to be a modern global citizen, and yet to live with seven centuries of tradition and heritage expressed through music. (Image credit: Elly Lucas.)
Africa in the Lounge: Afriquoi (livestream)
An underground sensation, Afriquoi brings an uplifting fusion of African music and live electronics. Afriquoi is a UK afro supergroup, with every musician a band leader in their own right.
Combining Gambian kora, Congolese guitar and Mandinka percussion styles with electronic music, house, soca, hip-hop, soul and jungle, this five-piece creates dancefloor-friendly music for a new generation of world music fans with one foot in the clubs.
Africa in the Lounge livestreams are produced in partnership with Wild Stag Productions and Ooosh! Tours. Presented in partnership with Brighton Dome, Bristol Beacon and Brewery Arts Kendal. Supported by Arts Council England. The livestreams can also be watched on African Night Fever’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.