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Africa chic! Le Bal de l’Afrique élégante

 

A swinging evening celebrating the beautiful sounds
and garments of Africa

 

Saturday 12 March 2016 from 18:00
The Good Luck Bar (The Sheds @ 1 Fox)

 

 

The Alliance Française of Johannesburg, the French Institute of South Africa and The Good Luck Bar are proud to present Africa Chic: an evening dedicated to the beautiful sounds and garments of Africa. Every year in March millions of French speakers around the world gather to celebrate the French language and Francophone cultures. With over 275 million French speakers, this celebration is meant to demonstrate the diversity of the French-speaking communities and the vibrancy of their cultural creativity. In South Africa, 2015's Francophonie celebration focused on literature. This year it will be on music and fancy attire as we organise a tribute to the beautiful sounds and elegance of Africa. Everybody is encouraged to dress up in their most beautiful garments and join us for the following 3 incredible acts.

 

Takalo is the first duet collaboration between Louis Mhlanga (guitar, vocals) and Régis Gizavo (accordion, vocals). If Louis needs no introduction in South Africa, Régis Gizavo comes from Madagascar where he started to play the accordion at the age of 6. He is now one of the world virtuosos on the instrument, having played alongside Richard Bona, Sally Nyolo and Cesaria Evora in a career spanning more than 20 years. With Takalo, Louis and Régis will play 11 shows in a 5 country tour all over Southern Africa.

 

 

Les Fantastiques is Joburg's n°1 Congolese band, experts in Rumba, Soukouss and ... dressing up! The band was founded 20 years ago by Nseka Bienvenu on guitar and Cacharel on vocals. They have performed in many countries (from Mozambique to Zambia, Namibia to Angola...) and festivals (Makufe, Moretele Park...). They have released 2 albums and will take you to Kinshasa and back during the course of a few songs!

 

 

Femi Koya is the ambassador of Afrobeat in South Africa. He established himself as one of the most creative, energetic and original voices on the pan-African scene, having played all over the continent in Nigeria, Benin, Ghana... His own Afrobeat style, where one can of course hear the influence of Fela Kuti, is also inspired by South African fellow musicians and friends such as the Soweto Gospel Choir, Pops Mohamed and Stompie Manana... Femi Koya has released two albums and will be performing with his Afrobeat big band: 14 musicians totally committed to the groove!

 

 

 

Suit up and join us!

Admission: R150.00/person
Tickets available on www.tixsa.co.za and on the Good Luck Bar FB page: http://on.fb.me/1LSJDuX
Lekker drinks and food available

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