Open The Gate @Passing Clouds – Africa Special


Friday 30th October 2015 – 7pm to 4am


Open The Gate @ Passing Clouds

AFRICA SPECIAL

Live on Stage

☆ SAIDI KANDA & MVULA MANDONDO ☆

Traditional, Rumba, Latin Fusion / Tanzania

☆ AAR MAANTA

Somali music – Afrofusion / Somalia

☆ MUNTU VALDO

Jazz, Sawa Blues / Cameroon

- DJs -

☆DEBBIE OUTERGLOBE AFRICATHY ☆ JAMIE RENTON

NOAH PRIDDLE FENOMENO SHOW

Saidi Kanda & Mvula Mandondo

Saidi Kanda is a traditionally based and award winning Tanzanian multi instrumentalist. He learned his craft at the side of his “griot” grandfather. A former member of Remmy Ongala’s Super Matimila, Kanda was awarded WOMAD’s percussionist of the year in 1989 and he helped found the UK’s Orchestra Baboma. Now resident of the UK he is a regular member of Dadi Krama and Ubizo (with Alan Skidmore) as well as working as a solo artist. Saidi appears regularly with the London-based Congolese band Zong Zing Allstars.

Listen to Mvula Mandondo.

Aar Maanta

Aar Maanta is described by young Somalis in the UK as “the voice of our generation” because his songs discuss a range of issues of interest to Somali immigrants. His vocals have been touted as “almost Middle Eastern in feel,” with a broad singing range and laidback delivery. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays the keyboard and oud, the latter of which is a staple of traditional Somali, Arabic and North African music.

More info about Aar Maanta

Muntu Valdo

Muntu Valdo, (b. 1977), is a Jazz guitarist, harmonica player and singer from Doula, Cameroon. He has performed on-stage with Ali Farka Toure, Manu Dibango, Richard Bona, Lokua Kanza, Eko Roosevelt, Lionel & Stephane Belmondo, Keziah Jones, and Alpha Blondy, and has played at Womad music festivals.