Gigs and Events

Rafiki Jazz at The Crossing

Friday 11th October

The Crossing, 1 Milk St, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SU

Doors 7pm Entry £10 / £8 conc  (£5 Students)

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Rafiki Jazz

An acclaimed world music collective with members spanning four continents’ music & culture, who seamlessly combine sounds from some of the world’s most iconic folk instruments.  Rooted in modern Britain yet inspired by ancient musical traditions, near and far.  Founded in Sheffield Rafiki Jazz bring together regional roots and jazz artists with musicians from migrant and refugee backgrounds.  Featuring the compelling vocal quartet of Sufi Sarah Yaseen, Hebrew-Hindi, Singer-Songwriter Avital Raz, Egyptian Coptic Master-Musician Mina Salama and Senegalese Griote Kadialy Kouyate.

Up Close! in performance reaches out with songs of memory and displacement.  A rich masala of mesmerising new music.  Enchanting, soulful, exquisite!


Photo credit Ayse Balkose