Mambista – Saturday October 28th – The Portico – Gnawa Blues All Stars live + 8bar dance class at 8 + DJ Gerry Lyseight

Mambista – The Latin, African & Jazz Dance Party – returns to The Portico Pleasure Palace for a high energy, hard core roots live set from Gnawa Blues All Stars, led by Simo Lagnawi, and so much more. Please read on …

Saturday October 28th


Gnawa Blues All Stars


8bar dance class at 8 led by Ned Smith


DJ Gerry Lyseight


The Portico

23a, Knight’s Hill,

SE27 0HS

Tix: £8 early bird, £10 + bkg fee here

£12 on the door

Simo Lagnawi aka the Ambassador of Gnawa Culture in the UK & charismatic creator, leader of Gnawa Blues All Stars.

Simo and Gnawa Blues All Stars play traditional Gnawa (sacred trance music from Morocco) incorporating elements of blues, jazz, reggae & afrobeat with infectious, irresistible energy.

Simo has been featured on BBC World service, BBC Proms, CNN World, BBC Radio 3, Vox Africa as well as many festivals including Glastonbury, Womad, Secret Garden Party, Latitude, Boom Town et al, plus many international shows throughout Europe, North Africa and the US. 

Gnawa Blues All Stars continuously pushes new boundaries fusing Gnawa with music from countries such as Gambia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, India, Japan, Venezuela and the Caribbean.

8bar dance classes beginning at 8, and led by Ned.
This should be fun for those who arrive early and want to learn some new dance floor moves.
No extra cost, all part of the ticket price.

The soundtrack for The Latin, African and Jazz Dance Party will be provided by DJ Gerry Lyseight (ex-GLR/BBC London, Mambo Inn, Mango Landin’) spinning The Patented Mambista Mash Up!
Come and support live music at a great venue!
+ delicious hot food on sale courtesy of Carey’s Kitchen!!