Food, Drinks and Live Music in Brick Lane
The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events. Following an exceptional edition last year, EFG London Jazz Festival returns with a programme of live performances by an electrifying lineup of global stars, special collaborations, and the finest and freshest music. On Saturday 12th November 2022 it is with great pleasure that we welcome Alfa Sackey & Afrik Bawantu and Dom Servini to Juju’s Bar & Stage!
~ ABOUT ALFA SACKEY & AFRIK BAWANTU ~
Redefining the genre of Afro-Funk, Afrik Bawantu bring a unique blend of syncopated West African rhythms, singable melodies, soaring horns and heavy funk basslines all underpinned by the powerful, cross-cultural messages of Unity, Love and Political and Social Unrest.
Alfa’s talent has been recognised in his collaborations with an array of critically acclaimed artists including Sun Ra, Ginger Baker, Seun Kuti, Sons of Kemet, Tony Allen, Yaaba Funk, Dele Sosimi and many more.
Afrik Bawantu appeared on BBC Radio Theatre as part of their Global Beats program and followed that with a live performance at Outlook Inspirations 50’s Anniversary Awards in 2016. They are a permanent fixture at many festivals in the UK and Europe, including headline performances at Africa on the Square festival, London African Festival, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Back2Black, Green Man Festival, Africa Utopia and Jam’in Jette Festival, Brussels.
“The stunningly international 10-piece [Afrik Bawantu] band take traditional Ghanaian music and scorching Afrobeat grooves and give them a funky fusion twist.” TIME OUT
“Afrik Bawantu blends vibrant African percussions to a funky horn section, spreading their AfroFunk energy to everyone in the audience.” THE BARBICAN
~ SUPPORT ACT: DOM SERVINI ~
Dom Servini is a stalwart of the soulful music scene in London. As co-owner of the Wah Wah 45s record label (this year celebrating its twenty-third birthday) and resident DJ at their club and live events, as well as being an internationally respected turntablist, Dom knows not only how to rock a party, but also has the knack for finding an exciting new artist or two. Dom has been responsible for signing Hackney Colliery Band, The Milk, Dele Sosimi, Honeyfeet, Resonators and many more.
As a radio DJ, Dom hosts his own live monthly radio show on Soho Radio, a show representing new sister label Allison Recordings on Universal Rhythms Radio and of course the Wah Wah 45s Radio show on D95B (Berlin/Belgrade) which won the Mixcloud Best International Funk & Soul Radio Show in recent years. He’s also recently become a regular on the UK’s Jazz FM.
Dom is a festival regular and has played We Out Here, The Big Chill, Soundwave Croatia, Lovebox, and Bestival to name but a few, as well as co-creating, DJing and hosting the Southern Soul Festival in Montenegro for seven years.
His energetic and open-minded mix of anything soulful, be it afro-beat, jazz, house or hip hop, make him a club favourite.
“My kinda DJ!” Maseo (De La Soul)
“Taking cosmic to a new place” Jon More (Coldcut / Ninja Tune)
“He’s my man! A bad ass DJ who only plays the good sh*t!” Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music)
HEADLINE ACT: ALFA SACKEY & AFRIK BAWANTU / DOORS: 7PM / STAGE TIME: 9PM
SUPPORT ACT: DOM SERVINI (DJ SET) / STAGE TIME: 7PM