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Rafiki Jazz

Rafiki Jazz

Rafiki Jazz

Venue: Middlesbrough Town Hall 
Date: Saturday 8th February 2020
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Free, but pre-booking essential at

Rafiki Jazz are a global collective of musicians, re-mixing roots music and telling modern day stories with a glance back to the past.

They’ll be performing music from their latest album, Saraba Sufiyana (meaning Mystic Utopia) a recording that celebrates unity and diversity, crossing continents, languages and cultures.

Featuring inspirational Sufi singer Sarah Yaseen, ace Senegalese griot Kadialy Kouyate, and Egyptian oud & ney virtuoso Mina Salama.  Add in a hot and exotic backline of Caribbean steelpans, hi-life guitar, Carnatic violin & tanpura drone, with Indian tabla & Brazilian berimbau, plus deep electric bass, and this amazing world music group’s cross-continental trajectory is clear.

 ‘Mesmerising…impressive, elegant & wide-ranging’ (The Guardian)

Presented by GemArts and Middlesbrough Town Hall

Check out the promo video here

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