The Calabash: A Celebration of West Africa Heads to Sheffield
A joint collaboration between University of Sheffield and Zongo Music, The Calabash – a term for artefacts made from the hard shell of a fruit in Africa – is an upcoming evening event celebrating the best of West African film, music, art and culture.
Taking place at the Workstation, Paternoster Row, guests will be greeted from 7pm with a tradition African bazaar selling a variety of crafts and wares.
At 8pm there will be a showing of Growing Up Colonial in the Gold Coast, a new short doc from the University of Sheffield’s Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh.
ITS HERE! The Official Video for 'TURN UP THE MUSIC'.. Massive thank you to Brother Bear for filming and editing and our old chum Chris Arnold form Cool Beans for directing. We are so very proud to have the support from all our Sheffield friends and family, it was amazing to see you all turn out to be apart of the shoot, so thank you, this ones for you!
Posted by K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade on Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Following the film there will be a number of live performances, with afrofuturistic grooves from Onipa, West African rhythms from KOG (KOG & The Zongo Brigade) and an acoustic performance from Tom Excell of afrobeat, dub and jazz 10-piece Nubiyan Twist.
This event is free to attend but you need to register beforehand at the link here.