Vive L'Afrique! Official We Face Forward Party - FREE!

Vive L'Afrique! Official We Face Forward Party - FREE!
Ensemble, Meshac Gaba

In celebration of the city-wide We Face Forward festival of West African art and music, Band on the Wall are delighted to welcome you to our free festival party featuring the cream of professional West African performers currently resident in the Manchester area, including:

Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh 
Sam Maitland aka PapaSam Alafia
Sidiki Dembele
Kuwor Sylvanus Kwashie

Full details of the programme can be found on the Band On The Wall website.

Image of Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh courtesy of premasagar


Martin Barlow, curator of the exhibition Moving Into Space at the National Football Museum talks about the exhibition.

Barthélémy Toguo, Lucy Azubuike and Nnenna Okore, three of the exhibited artists, talk about their work and their interest in using materials which reflect the lifestyle and experience of the people of West Africa.

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Nine countries show off their talent as five city venues link up for a summer celebration. Helen Nugent in the Guardian

Street life, dazzling dress, social commentary and a riot of sensuous colour interweave in a rich assembly of West African art, writes Charles Gore in the Times Higher Education