Africa in the Lounge!

Published on 22nd April 2021

New series of live streamed concerts launches with reggae and afro-jazz

Published 22 April 2021

Africa in the Lounge returns for another series of concerts drawing on musical traditions from across Africa. The next shows will be streamed live on Youtube and Facebook from Ooosh! studios in Brighton, on 23 and 30 April.

The concerts presented by African Night Fever, Yaram Arts, Brighton Dome, and Bristol Beacon, feature feel-good reggae from Gregory Fabulous and Tuffwise, and Afro-jazz with a big band sound from Nubiyan Twist.

African Night Fever has been bringing the best musicians from Africa and the African dias- pora to audiences in Brighton and beyond for over 15 years. Yaram Arts is the UK’s leading music development agency specialising in African artists. Africa in the Lounge has show- cased music from across the continent over 12 concerts to date. The shows attracted live audiences of 1000 and have now been watched over 7000 times.

Now they are joined by partners Brighton Dome and Bristol Beacon for this third series of live streamed concerts.

Ebou Touray, of African Night Fever, said “African Night Fever & Yaram Arts are delighted to be returning with another series of live streamed shows, partnering with Brighton Dome and Bristol Beacon to broadcast top quality live music directly into people’s homes!

The livestreams can be watched on Brewery Art’s Youtube channel, alternatively, they can be accessed at, at or on African Night Fever’s Youtube channel. The concerts are free to watch, though donations are welcome.

Gregory Fabulous & Tuffwize
Friday 23 April 2021, 8pm – 9pm
Live streamed on African Night Fever Facebook and YouTube

Join us for a feelgood evening of reggae music from the formidable Gregory Fabulous and Tuffwize.

Fabulous and Tuffwize have been instrumental in merging intergenerational reggae with their own style to create their own modern sound, bringing together memories of lovers’ rock, roots rock reggae and dancehall.

African Night Fever has been a long admirer of Fabulous and Tuffwize for their style, charisma and musicianship. If reggae is your thing, then you won’t want to miss this.

Nubiyan Twist featuring K.O.G.
Friday 30 April 2021, 8pm – 9pm

Streamed live on African Night Fever Facebook and Youtube. Click here to watch on our Youtube Channel!

Nubiyan Twist are a UK Afro-Jazz 9-piece band led by Tom Excell, fusing groove driven music with sound system culture and improvisation.

Their infectious style draws on jazz, hip-hop, Afrobeat, latin, soul, reggae and dance music, blending ultra-tight musicianship with a powerful big band sound.

Their fans include Mary Ann Hobbs, Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan, David Rodigan, Craig Charles and David Byrne who chose the band for his Meltdown festival at Southbank Cen- tre.

Nubiyan Twist released their second album Freedom Fables 12 March 2021 to a series of great reviews, with single “If I Know” playlisted on BBC Radio 6 Music.

“Nubiyan Twist take a leap out of the densely packed crowd of UK jazz with Freedom Fa- bles, a summation of the group’s talent that sees them elevated into the highest tier of their cohort” Loud And Quiet

“Energy, rhythm, youthfulness, madness, precision and multiple influences” Rolling Stone

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