The 11th London African Music Festival
The critically acclaimed and meritorious London African Musical Festival comes to an end this Sunday after nearly a week long of events. The annual festival is known for celebrating the unique and lively music from Africa located in 14 venues throughout London. It was established in 2003 by artistic director, Biyi Adepegba, and project director, Barbara Pukwana in order to present artists who are not given the opportunity to perform by some festivals.
PINISE SAUL, South African jazz singer and leader of the South African Gospel Singers, kicked off the first festival in 2003 at the Royal Festival Hall. Since then, the festival has boomed into the recognized event that it is today featuring artists like King Sunny Ade (Nigeria), Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South Africa) and Etienne Mbappe (Cameroon).
The London African Music Festival is one of the many concerts established by Joyful Noise Productions, a company aimed at presenting contemporary world black music. For most information, visit http://www.joyfulnoise.co.uk/.