Our weekly festival, every Tuesday at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden through the summertime, with afro-latin jazz quintet Waaju, drummer-producer Chiminyo and Afro-folk trio Bamako Overground.
Waaju believe in highlighting the world's connection through less familiar creative collaboration. Encapsulating influence from a number of cultures across Africa, South America & beyond, the band delves deeper to leave behind preconception & promote forces largely unexplored in a Western context.
Tim Doyle is a drummer and percussionist for a host of vital acts from the current London Jazz scene (Maisha, Theon Cross). Chiminyo is his electronic solo project and, after a year on the club and festival circuit in the UK, Gearbox are excited to launch his debut release.
Chiminyo introduces a novel process to his music making. Live drums and electronics are nothing new but Chiminyo’s self-designed, self-coded software allows him to trigger samples and manipulate the electronics as he plays. This creates fascinating opportunities for collaborators and also makes each performance unique. His breathless, ingenious style is most definitely Chiminyo’s own and this 3-track debut EP is a brilliant introduction to his sound. For fans of LTJ Bukem, Squarepusher, DJ Shadow, Flying Lotus, Heliocentrics.
Born in the inspired mind of London’s own Malian rhythm buff Hans Sutton, Bamako Overground have been busy forging a new sound. The trio are irresistibly seduced by the music of West Africa, blending its influences overtly and covertly with their own carefully-selected flavours to settle into mystical dance grooves and desert blues.
Hans plays his distinctive hybrid drum kit which has previously brought Mandé styles to artists such as Nick Mulvey and Cocos Lovers, while at his flanks are the sparkling guitar of Yaaba Funk co-founder Tobias Sturmer and the hypnotic, heavy bass of folk maestro and Woodburner impresario Theo Bard.
Deep and soulful rhythms meet soaring melodies, while smooth three-part vocal harmonies spin allegories in Bamanakan and English to complete a brew that’s compelling and utterly unique.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Since our first season in 2013, our event at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has always inspired audiences in a unique and thrilling way. This season of events captures the essence of a weekend rural festival in the centre of Dalston on a Tuesday evening.
The phenomenal surrounds of the garden combine with delicious pizzas from David Latto, and a supreme and ever-evolving roster of acts, to create a magical atmosphere which brings people together in a friendly and welcoming space.
It's a community of music-lovers joining to celebrate the warm months in a carefree and supportive atmosphere, with a compelling live soundtrack.
PLEASE NOTE that this is an outdoor concert which will go ahead regardless of the weather. Please bring appropriate clothing, including waterproofs if rain is forecast.