African club nights in London
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
Posted: Wed May 14 2008
Afri-kokoaDancing 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 CinemaRwandan 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 AfriqueA weekend dance hotspot playing Naija pop to soukous and mbalax. 145-149 Barking Rd, E16 (020 7511 8494) Canning Town tube/rail.
Components @ JammAfrican 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 34London-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 LondonFrom 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 BarThis 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 @ SalmonThis ‘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 FunhouseA 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 KitchenThis 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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