Each month, Mwalimu Express feature a different live act with African connections, DJ Sets from Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt, and African cinema hosted by ScreenStation‘s Andy Jones.
Mwalimu Express kicks off 2020 on a Ubuntu vibe!
London Zulu is an Afrobeat global funk mashup fronted by Soweto born, London raised vocalist Ingrid Webster, featuring members of the London collective Transglobal Underground.
The band was formed in tribute to Doreen Thobekile Webster, Ingrids mother who, after being exiled from South Africa in the apartheid era, became a major figure in the London African scene, appearing in the musical Ipi Tombi, singing with Shikisha, Transglobal Underground, the KLF and many others, as well as being a regular participant at Club Mwalimu.
Transglobal Underground produced her solo album ‘London Zulu,’ one of the first UK based Afro-electronic releases and years ahead of it’s time. Doreen sadly passed away in 2010 but her band, now fronted by Ingrid, reformed to play a number of tributes to her memory. The reaction to Doreen’s inspirational music and Ingrid’s charismatic onstage vibe was so strong that they’ve continued ever since, and Ingrid and the band are still in regular demand around the city they’re named after.
- Babies, toddlers, and kids and parents dance sessions with Lucy Angell John.
- Hone your Oware skills with Seth and the junior pebble demons.
- Plus all your favourite Market stalls and Little Baobab: African street food fresh from the pot!
Mwalimu Express is always free, and always will be!