Tag Archives: africa

Peter Mawanga by Farah Sosa
Peter Mawanga brings his stories to life with gorgeous Skirball performance

Los Angeles free summer concerts season is a reflection of the diversity of the city. The Skirball Cultural Center as part of their Sunset Concerts is featuring artists from across the globe and LA’s own. This time it was the turn of Peter Mawanga, a multi-talented artist and humanitarian from Malawi. While his performance was exceptional, […]

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Tinariwen Team up with the Growlers for a Show at the Belasco Theater!

Now this is quite the psychedelic combo! World renowned North African band Tinariwen have teamed up with local Orange County favorites, the Growlers for one dynamic night of psychedelic rock at the Belasco Theater in Downtown L.A. As part of Tinariwen’s 2014 North American tour dates, the band will bring their space-out rock ‘n’ roll […]

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Visu Mahlasela at The Mint – Photos Review – Feb. 1, 2013

This past Friday, the Mint was filled with the warmest vibe hosting an evening with poet-activist, Visu Mahlasela also known as “The Voice.” It was not only the music, but his message filled the room with educated followers eager to listen to the messages that Visu brought from his beloved, South Africa. Performing various songs of his already […]

Tinariwen with Sophie Hunger at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex – Photos (Oct. 29, 2011)

The spectacular and unique African orchestrations of Tinariwen graced the Luckman Fine Arts Complex this past Saturday, Oct. 29 with support from  Sophie Hunger. Creating a sweet gumbo of world music with an array of exotic instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, drums, and gnarled picking patterns from West African lutes—it was truly a majestic evening that can not […]