African club nights in London

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While South London may boast much of the capital's best African nightlife, the sounds of eclectic Afro-beat can now be heard across London - Time Out rounds up some of the best regular African clubs nights in town

  • African club nights in London

    Afri-kokoa (© Natalie Pecht)

  • Afri-kokoa

    Dancing and food on the second Sunday of every month; 1pm-6pm. Free. Other events can be found on the arts centre’s website.Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, N15 (020 8365 5450/www.berniegrantcentre.co.uk) Seven Sisters tube.

    Afrogroov @ Ritzy Cinema

    Rwandan DJ extraordinaire Eric Soul plays his eclectic Afro sounds on the last Saturday of every month. Free.Coldharbour Lane, SW2 (0871 704 2065/www.myspace.com/ericsoulafrogroov) Brixton tube/rail.

    Club Afrique

    A weekend dance hotspot playing Naija pop to soukous and mbalax. 145-149 Barking Rd, E16 (020 7511 8494) Canning Town tube/rail.

    Components @ Jamm

    African all-dayer on the first Sunday of each month. Live music, spoken word, open mic sessions, African food, DJ sets and visual arts. 4pm-late, free before 6pm, £5 thereafter. 261 Brixton Rd, SW9 (020 7274 5537/www.brixtonjamm.org) Brixton tube/rail.

    Deep N Soulful @ Lounge 34

    London-based South African MC, producer and global grooveslinger Mo-Laudi mixes kwaito and more with zouk, reggaeton and Afro house at this lounge bar. 6pm-1am. Free. 34 Lower Marsh, SE1 (www.myspace.com/djmolaudi). Waterloo tube.

    Funkd Up London

    From hip-life to hip hop and kwaito to kwasa kwasa. Last Saturday of every month. 10pm-4am. Free. The Beach Bar, 50 Atlantic Rd, SW9 (www.funkduplondon.com) Brixton tube/rail.

    Gold Coast Bar

    This Ghanaian gastropub also serves up live hip-life and jazz performances.224 Portland Rd, SE25 (020 8676 1919/www.thegoldcoastbar.com) Norwood Junction rail.

    Kalabash @ Salmon

    This ‘edutainment’ night, on the third Thursday of every month, combines film screenings, talks, live music and DJs. 7pm-2am. Donations on door.58 Penton St, N1 (020 7837 3891/www.kalabashworld.com) Angel tube.

    Kojo’s Comedy Funhouse

    A comedy night hosted by British Ghanaian Kojo. Every Sunday, 8pm. £7 before 8pm, £10 thereafterCorks, 28 Binney St, W1 (020 7408 0100/www.myspace.com/dacomedyfunhouse) Bond St tube.

    Manjaro Bar and Kitchen

    This swanky bar and restaurant is popular with Afro-trendies and north London urbanites. It hosts various club nights with an African twist, playing Afro-beat, salsa and soukous.148 Holloway Rd, N7 (020 7609 2082) Holloway Rd tube.

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