The 14th African Music Festival in Canada Water

17th, 21st and 24th September 2016

London African Music Festival

Three unique concerts by artists from Cameroon, Gambia, Nigeria and Zambia. Music ranges from jazz by Femi Temowo, folk by Namvula and traditional by Sally Nyolo and Djeli Moussa Diaware in their first perormance in the UK as part of the 14th London African Music Festival.

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LONDON AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS Sally Nyolo and Djeli Moussa Diawara: Mvetkora

Sally Nyolo and Djeli Moussa Diawara

 Wednesday 21st September, 7:30pm LONDON AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS Namvula


Saturday 24th September, 7:30pm Femi Temowo: The Music Is The Feeling

Femi Temowo: The Music Is The Feelin

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Sally Nyolo and Djeli Moussa Diawara

Saturday 17th September | Cameroon and Guinea

The divine vocalist Sally Nyolo and kora superstar Djeli Mousa Diawara present for the first time in the UK their magical collaboration MVETKORA playing two ancient string instruments -mvet and kora. This is an unique and enchanting journey, from Fang country to Mandigo emprie, from Sahel and Rain forest, from Cameroon and Guinea, from Mandingo and Beti traditions.


Zambia folk songstress Namvuela wows critics with her début CD Shiwezwa. Namvula means “mother of rain” in Zambia where she was born of mixed Zmabian-Scottish heritage.

The music references Zambian folk music, urban music and elements of Scottish folk, jazz and Latin rhythms.

Totally unique music.

Femi Temowo

Femi Temowo is a Nigerian-born British jazz guitarist. He is described by Time Out magazine as “one of Europe’s finest and most sought after guitarists.”

Over the years he has played with the likes of George Benson, Courtney Pine Amy Winehouse, The Roots to name a few. He has developed a personal musical style that mixes jazz solos with African grooves that makes his music special.

Tonight he plays from his new CD “The Music is The Feeling”.

Canada Water Culture Space

Canada Water Culture Space is an intimate 150 seat theatre showcasing the best in new work, comedy, contemporary theatre, dance and music. Located on the ground floor of the Canada Water Library, the Culture Space is programmed by the Albany in partnership with Southwark Council.

  Website  @CWCultureSpace  Canada-Water-Culture-Space

Jubilee line and London Overground
Canada Water Library and Culture Space is situated directly above Canada Water station

Exit the station towards Surrey Quays Shopping Centre.

199, 1, 225, 47, 188, 381, C10, P12


There is wheelchair access throughout the building. Hearing induction loops are available.

Culture Café

Enjoy a warm welcome in the family-friendly Culture Café, overlooking the water. Indulge in a tempting toastie, a freshly prepared salad, or a great coffee or tea made to your liking with a delicious cake.Coming to see a show? Enjoy a range of snacks, wine, beers and other drinks to accompany your evening’s entertainment, pre and post show.

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