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. This month celebrates the genius piano player and le grand maitre of PianOrienta, Maurice El Medioni, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday!
Playing live – El Medioni Quartet feat Yazid Fentazi (oud), Simo Lagnawi (gimbri & karakab), Lyndon Owen (horns & pipes), and Crac Downes (bass).
On screen: The first London screening of the stunning new documentary Maurice El Medioni: The Birth of PianOriental (UK 2018 dir. Clive Myer & Lynda Myer-Bennett) (English, French & Arabic with English subtitles)