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GRRRL, Sounds of Harlowe, Bamako Overground

  • Hootananny Brixton 95 Effra Road London SW2 1DF UK (map)

An all-night party at Hootananny Brixton, featuring global females Grrrl, Bristol power-unit Sounds of Harlowe, and London-based afro-inspiration from Bamako Overground.


GRRRL is an electronic music collaboration between revolutionary women, brought together by ‘In Place of War’, a global organisation that supports artistic creativity in places of conflict as a tool for positive change.

GRRRL is directed by Brazil’s Laima Leyton (Mixhell/Soulwax), and features an exhilarating mix of influential artists including Zimbabwe’s Rapper Queen AWA (African Women Arise), The Queen of Brazilian Dancehall Lei Di Dai, The Ghanaian Lioness of Africa Wiyaala, UK/Bangladeshi vocalist Sohini Alam, and DJ and Percussionist from Caracas, MABE. GRRRL fuses together sounds of dark techno, ghetto bass, hip-hop, dancehall, reggae, soul and electronica.


Sounds Of Harlowe are a grunge-soul collective with a wide range of influences who blend elements of soul, hip-hop, metal and jazz to create their own signature brand of music.

“Incendiary live hip-hop/soul rabble rousers packing deep lyrics, subterranean grooves and stratospheric brass – elevated by impossibly electrifying musicians.” – Sounddhism

The Bristol based group’s infectious live performances have allowed them to headline shows around the UK, as well as perform at a variety of festivals from the likes of Boomtown and Bestival, to Soundwave Croatia and Nozstock.

This culminated in their first UK tour at the end of 2016 after a limited release the debut EP Change Of Disposition which, after having some finishing tweaks made, received a full online release in January 2018.

“Sounds Of Harlowe… deliver an almost erotic experience.” – Yack Magazine Fat City

“If you’re new to SOH you’ll be smiling from ear-to-ear after experiencing their dynamic, lyrical, not-perfect party vibes which twist and turn through soul, hip-hop, funk” – Emerging Icons

“Smashing together hip-hop and jazz with their own inimitable style, Sounds of Harlowe are one of the most memorable acts you’ll ever see on a live stage!” – Ents 24


Bamako Overground bring grigri grooves and rocking desert blues from London via Bamako. The trio are irresistibly seduced by the music of West Africa, blending its influences overtly and covertly with their own carefully-selected flavours. Deep and soulful rhythms meet soaring melodies, while crunching three-part vocal harmonies speak of pilgrimage and placelessness to complete a brew that’s compelling and utterly unique.


Will spin afro and tropical bangers, nice and fresh.


Free before 9pm, £7 after