Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Seby Ntege Band - Five Notes

Seby Ntege

Seby Ntege - kora
Diana Lwanga - voice
Will Sherratt - guitar
Lucas Keen - drums
Rob Stevens - bass

Date: 4th April 2018
Venue: A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK
Current album: Five Notes (2018)

Will Sherratt
Future performance
15th April 2018 - "Five notes" - Album Launch event, Rich Mix, London, United Kingdom
31st May 2018 - Ember Lounge, Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom
1st June 2018 - Hot Numbers, Cambridge, United Kingdom
2nd June 2018 - Cambridge Strawberry Fair Festival, Cambridge, United Kingdom
6th July 2018 - Drum Camp Festival, Bungay, United Kingdom

Music that you’ve never heard but wish you always had, with Seby Ntege Band on this A World in London! Click: https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/a-world-in-london-4th-april-2018/
Diana Lwanga
So much sparking talent was squeezed into our studio on Wednesday and at its core was phenomenal multi-instrumentalist Seby Ntege, Uganda’s premier musical ambassador! We lost count of exactly how many instruments Seby plays, but grasped that they include the adungu harp, akogo thumb piano, a one-string lyre, panpipes, percussion, and his latest acquirement, the kora, thanks to some collaborations with mighty Gambian Londoner Sona Jobarteh. Seby employs this impressive arsenal as well as his excellent voice to create upbeat, compelling dancefloor songs that are punctuated by powerful & personal lyrical content, singing in a range of languages like Swahili, Luganda, and English. Each of Seby’s trusted comrades in the band plays an essential individual role and all the characters fit perfectly like jigsaw puzzle pieces. There’s fellow vocalist & Ugandan lullaby queen Diana Lwanga, Mr. Will on guitar (Will Sherratt), Lucas Keen on drums, and bassist Rob Stevens on production, and their collective hi-energy performance is infectious, bringing Ugandan genres like Baksima to full glory and at last stamping these overlooked sounds on the world map. Seby Ntege Band launch their superb debut album ‘Five Notes’ at Mwalimu Express at Rich Mix London on April 15th, and then plan to tour the UK later this year! .
Lucas Keen
4/4/18 – AWIL 160 Online: https://www.mixcloud.com/…/a-world-in-london-4th-april-2018/ Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani Morris, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, and sketches by Alban Low. This week on SOAS Radio – author Garth Cartwright. Click: https://soasradio.org/mu…/episodes/awil-254-garth-cartwright Next week Sophie Darling’s global music mix on SOAS and Son Yambu at Resonance. #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS TWELFTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 www.resonancefm.com & 4pm SOAS Radio mixlr.com/soasradio
#London #global #music #worldmusic #folkmusic #radio #Uganda #Africa #kora #album #UK Focus Atta Focus Organization Soas Pan-African Soc Max Reinhardt SOAS East Africa Society African Music
Rob Stevens

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