Sunday 26th April – 3pm
1 Oozells Street, Brindley Place,Birmingham B1 2HS
Free Entry (donations greatly received)
Following on from an exhibition by Angolan Artist Nastio Mosquito Ikon Gallery will be hosting an afternoon of music with Afro Mio founded by Angolan singer songwriter Ben Pathy.
Ben Pathy is a singer, author and composer from Angola, specialising in traditional African music, Rumba, Soukous, Kizomba and Salsa. He started his professional career in 1979 as a choir director. He has recorded two solo albums (Felicidade Igual, 1996 and Destino Incerto, 1999) and has performed internationally. Ben is one of the founder members of Afro Mio, which means “My Africa”.
Afro Mio is a harmonious blend of rich vocals borne on a wave of rhythmic conga and melodious African guitar. Over the last 3 years Afro Mio have performed extensively across the Midlands at venues such as MAC, Symphony Hall, Four Squares Festival in Birmingham City Centre, Journeys Festival in Leicester and many more. Ben has also been involved with a number of collaborations with other artists, including percussionist Joelle Baker and Kora player Dan Wilkins, who joins them at this event.
Charming, engaging and beautiful, this is music to enrich the soul.
To hear Afro Mio please click here: