Gigs and Events

L'Orchestre Afrisa International at MAC

Saturday 22nd June - 8pm

L'Orchestre Afrisa International

Célèbre la musique de Tabu Ley Rochereau & Afrisa International!

MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Queen's Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH

Doors open 7.45pm,  8pm Start           Entry £5 

(Booking via MAC 0121 4463232 or

L'Orchestre Afrisa International - The legacy of the great Congolese singer Tabu Ley Rochereau is respectfully carried on by a stellar line-up of his ex-musicians, under the direction of saxophonist Modero Mekanisi. We are delighted to co-host this event with MAC as part of their UK tour.  A line-up of 12-15 musicians will perform songs from the Rumba era, with vocalists Mbilia Bel and Wawali Bonane, guitarist Huit Kilos and legendary bass player Ngouma Lokito.

Support from Didier Kisala Quartet

Didier Kisala -singer/songwriter and founder member of Birmingham based Congolese band The Redeemed.  Didier brings his beautiful and soulful vocal performance with an acoustic set. Recent collaborations with "The Froe", "Culture Dub Orchestra" and ground-breaking concept album “The Long Road”, involving some of the UK’s top musicians and internationally acclaimed artists.