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LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE: + DJs Border Crossing and Gilla

  • Jun 15, 2013 · 9:00 PM
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An Admin fee of £3 to cover costs and expenses of running the group also applies.

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London Afrobeat Collective (LAC) is a dance music explosion that has been winning new fans across the UK scene, from funk n’ soul DJ Craig Charles, to afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi, to UK indie darlings Bombay Bicycle Club.

In 2011, Michael Eavis was so impressed by the band’s live show he personally invited the London 12-piece to perform on Glastonbury’s West Holts Stage.

It was to prove the centre-piece of a blazing summer season for LAC, as they rocked crowds from Green Man, to Secret Garden Party to Shambala and many more besides.

They even found time to hook up with North London neighbours Bombay Bicycle Club, lending their percussive beats and soaring horns to the rising indie stars’ celebrated performances at Latitude, Reading and the Other Stage at Glastonbury.

LAC’s debut album recorded with respected producer Sonny Simpson (Tony Allen, Polar Bear, Portico Quartet) showcases their potent blend of funk, roots afrobeat and psychedelic rock. The seven original tracks feature vocals from Inemo Samiama, as well as celebrated afrobeat ambassador and Egypt 80 member, Dele Sosimi.

The record has been championed by BBC6’s own Craig Charles who teamed up with LAC for an extraordinary sold out London show earlier in the year.

LAC are now working on new material and looking to break new ground and markets across the UK and beyond.

Tickets, £5 in advance

An Admin fee of £3 to cover costs and expenses of running the group also applies.

Click here for tickets


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  • Nana

    Great band...unique Afrobeat interpretation

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Marco

    Dario and I are already here. The band starts at 10pmish.. We look forward to meeting you all! :-)

    June 15, 2013

  • Dario

    A bit late but we'll be there by 9. See you soon! :-)

    June 15, 2013

  • Joanna

    Just realised this will finish a bit late for me. Will come along for the next one

    June 13, 2013

  • Marco

    This band is amazing!

    June 9, 2013

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