Late at the Library: Ghana Beats

Fokn Bois

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Ghana meets the UK at the British Library

Following last October’s fabulous Felabration!, the British Library presents another pulsating night of music, culture and food. Playing a full live set will be the incredible Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois - Wanlov the Kubolor and fellow emcee M3NSA - who trade politically charged and seriously irreverent lyrics on afro reggae and hip hop beats – and are acclaimed worldwide for their legendary pidgin musical movies Cos Ov Moni.

They are joined by brilliant Brixton based band Yaaba Funk with their infectious highlife-led dance grooves. A thrilling mix of guitar, percussion and brass, and the compelling vocals of Richmond Kessie and Helen McDonald.

On the decks will be Ghanaian-born DJ, Volta45, playing his distinctive mix of afro funk, jazz, highlife and afro-influenced sounds from across the world.

Plus a special set by Larry Achiampong, DJ and artist and current Sound & Music Embedded composer in residence at the British Library. Entry to our West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song is included in the ticket price. Food on the night by Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen.


Name: Late at the Library: Ghana Beats
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £20.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546