Gigs and Events

Africa at the Kitchen Garden III

Thursday 4th April

Kitchen Garden Cafe, 17 York Rd, Birmingham B14 7SA

Muntu Valdo (Cameroon)

Doors open 7.30pm. 8pm start | Entry £10 / £8 concessions

Cameroon-born Muntu Valdo’s music is rooted in the blues, mixing African traditions with striking modernity and technical mastery. He’s travelled all over the world and played with some of the great names of African and international music including Ali Farka Touré, Manu Dibango, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Damon Albarn, Richard Bona and Lucinda Williams just to name a few. His mesmerizing solo set juxtaposes his raw, passionate voice and intensely emotive melodies, intricate African guitar lines with an ingenious use of loops and effects to create sun-kissed groove heavy Sawa Blues.