Soothsayers + Youthsayers live
+ DJ Gerry Lyseight
It’s been too long a while but Mambista returns with an atmospheric, open air event at the Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses on Saturday 31st July with Wah Wah 45 recording artistes, Mambista favourites and all-round local heroes, Soothsayers, with Youthsayers.
Soothsayers’ sound is a direct hit on the sweet spot where Reggae, Dub, Jazz and funktastic Afrobeat meet and have just released their excellent 9th album, We Are Many.
”One of the finest slices of a Anglo Caribbean fusion since The Specials in their prime … artfully mixing in funk and Afrobeat to their deep dub” Uncut Magazine
Mambista has been hosting monthly club nights since 2014 at West Norwood’s Portico Gallery with live music from bands such as Sexteto Café, Yaaba Funk, Balkanatics, Grupo Lokito, Nerija, Krar Collective and Da Lata alongside the patented Mambista mash-up on the decks, courtesy of founder, DJ Gerry Lyseight (co-founder of Brixton’s legendary Mambo Inn, Mango Landin’, ex-presenter of Planet Mambo on GLR/BBC London)
Very delicious hot food will be available (vegetarian/vegan option available) as well as tasty snacks. Buy your food ticket in advance below. Please make a note if you require a vegetarian/vegan option when you book your ticket.
There will also be a paying bar at this event.
Soothsayers’ live performances are where the band take their organic unique and universally uplifting afro – dub sound to the next level combining high quality musicianship with a lyrical message, warm sonics and irresistible dance grooves. Soothsayers have performed at an impressive list of festivals, venues and theatres including Rototom Festival (Spain), WOMAD , The North Sea Jazz Festival, Dhaka World Music Festival, London Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, Barbados World Music Festival.
Soothsayers are deeply involved in education and community action and in 2016 started a new project called Youthsayers engaging young musicians in Brixton, South London. This highly successful project has performed at venues such as The Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Freedom Sounds Festival – Cologne, Germany, The Place Dance Theatre, Africa In The Square, Youth Music Proms at the Royal Albert Hall etc.
Come, rain or shine ……as we can take shelter in the Greenhouse and under marquees if the weather is unkind to us.
Join us for a wonderful session of seriously good sounds! Book your tickets below. Children under 12 go free.
BPCG is in the middle of Brockwell park, between the tennis courts and the walled gardens. Follow the signs.
If you are driving to the gig, we recommend parking your car on Dulwich Road or near Dulwich Road as exit from the Park after dark is via the Lido Gates on Dulwich Road.
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