Apr 2011 23

Wow! So much is going on at the moment that it is hard to know where to begin… so we’ll start at the beginning. Apparently there is some sort of wedding happening this weekend – not sure what all the fuss is about but still the day off will be appreciated!!

28th April: London West Bank exclusive opening exhibition, the big launch, will take place at 1900 hours. Having been extremely busy curating a fine selection of original urban art work by some of the scene’s most reputable artists., London West Bank opens its doors on a new premise in Westbourne Park, featuring work by the one and only Otto Schade (www.ottoschade.com).

29th April: The Shrine’s Republican Yell featuring M3nsa. The Shrine marks the royal wedding day with a Republican Yell Session for the people by The Shrine people at the Rich Mix in East London. The jewel in the People’s Crown is a headline set from Ghana’s number one Soul ‘n’ Hip-Life beat maker, M3NSA, and his band, The Light Offs.  As a very special treat there will be a screening of the short film Coz Ov Moni featuring M3NSA himself. Advance tickets on sale here.

30th April: “U GOT JOKES” Vol 5 comedy showcase at Indigo @ the O2 in Greenwich. Returning for their fifth and biggest show to date, the entertaining and hilarious U GOT JOKES features some of the best comedic talent around including Funmbi, Slim, Kat, Mo, Adot and Axel the Entertainer.

7th May: Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge Premiere @ The Ritzy, Brixton from 1830. An educational documentary spanning two continents that opens up a much-needed debate about traditional African spiritual systems; their cosmologies, ideologies and underlying ethical principles.

7th May: Wara Live @ Rich Mix in Shoreditch from 1930 onwards for an evening of Cuban funk, tropical mash-up and everything and anything with rhythm and soul!! Also featuring a live performance from the wonderfully talented Ruby & The Vines.

14th May: Guaguanco @ De Nollywood in Camberwell is a monthly school Salsa night that aims to pay homage to Salsa, it’s Roots and People by bringing salsa back to it’s origins and exploring Latin culture through visual and performing arts. This month’s theme is entitled ”Sentimiento De El Barrio” and will include a viewing of ”Yo Soy Del Son a La Salsa”. Playing Salsa from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s only the Old School Salsa DJ’s will be spinning the decks from 10pm until the early hours. There will also be a live art performance by Chilean graffiti artist and Aspecks Affiliate Otto Schade.

28th May: Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge Second Showing @ The Ritzy in Brixton from 1830.

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