Gig at the Greenhouses: Mambista with Alvorada

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It’s Summer, and Mambista relocates to BPCG from The Portico in West Norwood so, of course, it’s time to welcome back the ever-wonderful Alvorada. If you haven’t experienced them before, they are perfect for the ambiance and natural beauty provided by BPCG’s Plum Tree “stage”; and they have a new album ready for release in October following up their gorgeous debut, First Flight.

Based in London, Alvorada are the UK’s leading performers of choro, a rich and uplifting style of instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro. Alvorada explore influences from all over Brazil, with a swing and vibrancy that nourishes the soul.

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Andrew Woolf – clarinet
Rachel Hayter – flute
Luiz Morais – 7-string guitar
Jeremy Shaverin – cavaquinho
Andres Ticino – percussion

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!


The bar will be open all evening with delicious botanical cocktails, local craft beer, organic wine and soft drinks.

Delicious hot food will be available from 7.30pm – 9.15pm courtesy of Carey’s Kitchen. Pre-order by adding food tickets to your order.

– Spiced black-eyed beans & mushrooms served with brown basmati rice and yoghurt (Vegan)
– Butternut Squash Curry served with brown basmati rice and yoghurt (Vegetarian)


£15 standard price
£12 concessions
Under 12s go free
Food: £7 per person

18.30: DJ Gerry Lyseight
19.30: First set
20.15: DJ Gerry Lyseight
20.45: Second set
22.00: DJ Gerry Lyseight
22.30: Finish

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To save paper, do not print your ticket. Just bring it along on your phone and/or we have a list of all attendees.

About Mambista

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).

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We put on our Gigs at the Greenhouses to let people hear brilliant music, enjoy our lovely gardens and to raise money so that the community can benefit from BPCG seven days a week.

Getting to us

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.
Entrance and exit from the Park should be via the Park’s Lido Gates on Dulwich Road.
The park will be dark when you leave the gig so everyone must leave in groups with torches.

Mambista at Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses dates for 2024

Brixton Chamber Orchestra Street Band + DJ Gerry Lyseight
Sunday 28 July

Michael ‘Bammi’ Rose + DJ Gerry Lyseight
Sunday 11 August

South Atlantic Groove Project (SAGP) + DJ Gerry Lyseight
Sunday 8 September

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