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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

London Tropics


Bad Things about living in London this week:

Its rained solidly all day without stopping once. Its July.

Good things about living in London this week No.1:

I went to see Esau Mwamwaya with my mates on a Tuesday night for 5 quid.



Pic :Thanks to Jaqui Sadler Flickr

Radioclit warmed up the folded arms indie crowd with monstrous Coupe Decale/Kuduro/Kwaito tracks like Township Funk before Esau took to the stage and sang his tunes with a smile that immediately filled the club. Harmonies so on point that you could hardly tell the difference between his live vocals and the pre-recorded backing vocals. The incredible melodies of Kamphopo & Tengazako 2 over the tight tropical carnival beats of Radioclit warmed the heart of the most jaded Londoner. I even saw some drunk city boys in suits jumping around. This is why Esau's music will make him a star. Joined by the ever entertaining Marina (ex Bonde Do Role) and two African dancers, they left the stage having won the crowd over completo. The final Secousse was Afro-tropical-trance mayhem.

Good things about living in London this week No.2:



DJ/Rupture is playing at Corsica studios, Elephant & Castle  tonight with JahDan on the mic. See you there.

4 comments:

Boima said...

London tropics! Those sound like fun too! We comin' from to pretty live places huh? I'm gonna miss Carnaval by one day tho!

Boima said...

I'm gonna try and start doing more show round ups with pics, etc.

Sean said...

When is Esau coming to NYC?!

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