The 13th London African Music Festival runs for 10 days, across 7 venues across London from 18-27 September 2015, produced by Biyi Adepegba, Joyful Noise.
Artists featured at this year’s event include:
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
London Afrobeat Collective…
Check out the full line up here: joyfulnoise.co.uk
About Joyful Noise/London African Music Festival
Biyi Adepegba and Barbara Pukwana established Joyful Noise in January 1990 to present contemporary world black music. The first concert under the banner of “Joyful Noise” was presented at the Conway Hall in March 1990 and the first concert at the South Bank Centre in September 1990.
In 1992, Joyful Noise relaunched Jika Records(the recording company established by Dudu and Barbara Pukwana in 1980) to produce recordings by The South African Gospel Singers, Township Express with Pinise Saul and Lucky Ranku, The Master Drummers of Africa, Claude Deppa, The African Jazz Allstars.
Since 1994 Joyful Noise has been producing concerts for The London Jazz Festival, Rhythm Sticks Festival, the Arts Council England and London Arts.In 2003 Joyful Noise launched The London African Music Festival at the Royal Festival Hall to celebrate ” essential music from a vibrant continent”.
The critically acclaimed festival has quickly become one of the major annual music events in London and is now held in a series of London venues.With its extensive knowledge about the African Music Scene Joyful Noise has become one of the major forces in this field and is acting as a consultant for a number of festivals and promoters.
Joyful Noise manages selective artists and their tours Joyful Noise has also been actively furthering new collaborations, commissioning new music and discovering and developing young artists.