Nogabe - Madagascar Fabulously agile Malagasy guitarist and his trio

  • March 15, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Nogabe - Madagascar Fabulously agile Malagasy guitarist and his trio

Nogabe was born in Madagascar and started playing various instruments from a young age. He moved to Asia in late 70's and recorded his first album there. He is now based in London is working on a new album 'Miraisahina (united) with his trio.

Nogabe's guitar picking and amazing voice combined with the deep sound of Calabash played by Khalifa Conte and the magic of Mehdi Ganjvar's fingers on Darbuka, makes for a unique sound


Such is the abundance of unique flora and fauna to be found on Madagascar that ecologists have referred to the sizeable Indian Ocean island as the 'eight continent'. Musicologists might well agree.

The island's distinctive musical identity separates it from both mainland Africa and the rest of the planet, even when its musicians are playing an instrument as familiar as the acoustic guitar. This is Nogabe Randriaharimalala's weapon of choice and he makes it sound unlike it does anywhere else. Its spotless, bell-clear tone is matched by a dazzling agility and liquidity that a million bedroom singer-songwriters could only dream of.

Nogabe: vocals, acoustic guitar

Khalifa Conte: calabash, djembe, talking drum

Mehdi Ganjvar: darbouka, bongos, shaker

 

Doors open 6.45    Music 7.30

Admission £12 ( £10 for the members of this meet up! Payable @ the door only!

 

Food and bar available

Event information When Friday 15 March[masked]:30 PM  to  10:15 PM Location St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation & Peace
78 Bishopsgate
LondonEC2N 4AG
United Kingdom
Contact Phone: [masked] ( Wallee)
Email: [masked]

Thank you! Clara 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! What a great evening that was! music by the charismatic and wonderful Nogabe! absolutely fabulous! Also the new members i met what an amazing and friendly lot! As always lovely to see the regulars (Thank you) for your continue support ! lots of love to all! x

    2 · March 17, 2013

  • Mehdi

    I liked the music and got a signed cd :) Great atmosphere as always. Was nice meeting you all and looking forward to the next one!

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lovely to see you Medhi! see you soon! x

      March 17, 2013

  • Francesca

    It was excellent! Nogabe is a fantastic musician, beautiful music! All the people I met were very friendly and cool, see you soon at the next one!

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Francesca! it was lovely to meet you! see you soon! x

      1 · March 17, 2013

  • Hilary

    Comfortable venue and well organised. Good turnout. Music enjoyable.

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Hilary! Lovely to meet you! see you soon! x

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good job Clara & Wallee, it was nice to meet everyone. Fantastic event!

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • Wallee Mc D.

      Thanks everyone, great to meet those I met. Delighted you enjoyed Nogabe and St Ethelburga's

      2 · March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you O Keytech! It was lovely to meet you too! Hope to see you soon! Thank you for the pictures! absolutely great! x

      March 17, 2013

  • Nyino

    Thanks Clara for the amazing night! The music made me drift away to a beautiful place and I didn´t want to return;)

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Nyino! you very welcome! It was lovely to meet you! see you soon! x

      March 17, 2013

  • Anja B.

    Lovely to meet you. Excellent hosting from Clara. Thanks!

    1 · March 15, 2013

    • Nyino

      Didn´t get the chance to say goodbye... meet again at the next event?;)

      March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Anja! it was lovely to meet you! see you soon! x

      March 17, 2013

  • Grae

    Not going to make it in time :0(

    March 15, 2013

  • Francesca

    First meetup, see you later!

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Wallee Mc D.

    HI Anja

    You can park and lock your bicycle behind the bedouin tent at St Ethelburga's. See you later.

    March 15, 2013

  • Anja B.

    Hi all, looking forward to tonight, what's the recommendation for bicycle parking? Is there any at St E.'s?

    March 15, 2013

  • Vela

    Will need to give this a miss.

    March 15, 2013

  • Yuko S

    Sorry to miss this, not feeling well..

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Clara, sounds like the good gig, but still recovering from one of the best jazz gigs I have ever seen in my entire life at the Koko this past Wednesday night. In music Russell

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there! looking forward to see you all @ St'Ethelburgas! Try to come a bit earlier, so you can get a good seat! Most of you I have met will be lovely to see you again! The ones i haven't here is my number[masked]! Please feel free to call me! It's going to be a wonderful evening! can't waittttttt! x

    March 14, 2013

    • Nyino

      I´m looking forward Clara, will you when almost there.

      March 15, 2013

  • jade

    Clara,
    I will come to event soon. promise!

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      lol! I am waiting! see you soon luvie! xx

      March 14, 2013

  • Mary

    Sorry - family stuff

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, you can't make it! I hope all well! see you soon! x

      March 14, 2013

  • karly

    Won't be in London on Friday - enjoy:-)

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tentative

    March 10, 2013

  • Grae

    Hopefully can make this

    March 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hope so too Grae! try..try! lol! x

      March 9, 2013

  • Sela

    not in London on that day.

    March 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ohhhhh! lol

      March 9, 2013

  • Nyino

    Looking so much forward to this and as it´s my first meetup... yes not to be missed :)

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A big Yes! not to be missed! Hooray

    February 15, 2013

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