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Wandsworth Fringe Festival: Matuki + Mosi Conde + Koral Society + Sisters of Reggae

May 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 2:00 am

| Free before 7pm, £7 after


Matuki are a 10 piece Afrobeat/Afro-funk band based in Bristol – a city renowned for its multi-cultural dance music. Their debut gig on Glastonbury’s esteemed Glade Stage in 2015 showed the true extent to their potential as Bristol’s newest and most exciting Afrobeat project. They went on to play Shambala the same year and Bristol’s Colston Hall as they honed their sound and live show, all the while gaining an enviable reputation as a live band.

Fusing traditional Afrobeat sounds with some heavy doses of contemporary urban funk, they immediately won audiences over with sizzling horns, tuff bass-lines, interlocking guitars & soaring vocals. Led by master drummer and lead vocalist, Abraham Ebou, they released their debut album, Injo. It has jazz & psychedelic influences too, resulting in mesmerising tunes with heavyweight horn lines.

To date they’ve had sold out shows in London, Bristol and Cardiff- where they supported the none other than Quantic Soul Orchestra. They returned to Glastonbury last year (their debut gig was on Glade stage the year before) as well as Kendal Calling, Greenman and Secret Garden Party.





Mosi Conde is one of Africa/UK’s finest and most highly skilled musicians and composers – a master of any instrument he chooses to play from Kora, guitar, balafon, djembe, ngoni, bolon, dun dun, kalife, kit drum … brilliant band leader and workshop tutor…Mosi Conde is griot – oral historian/mediator/celebrant – from Guinea Conakry whose love and knowledge of his culture shines through in all he does alongside a great love of London and all it has to offer.

Mosi Conde’s family are the leading griot heritage holders in West Africa with musicians who have become household names his close relatives including Mory Kante, Sekouba Bambino, Sekouba Diamond Fingers Diabate, Les Amazones de Guinee and more. 




Koral Society release their debut album ‘Waters Wide’ on May 8th and the Wandsworth Arts Fringe wonderfully chilled Magic Garden matinee is part of their launch tour. ‘Waters Wide’ has already enjoyed BBC6, Arts Desk, SOAS Radio and Resonance FM airplay with a session on DeXter Bentley’s Hello Goodbye Show in the mix.
KS could be said to be something of a super group with 3 very fine musicians all experts and highly regarded in their own green fields, coming together to create exquisite original world class culturally blended folk music. Caroline Trettine’s guitar based songs are transformed by the virtuosic Mosi Conde on Kora and Alison Rayner on Double Bass into fine vibrant melodic textures and intricate rhythms. The inspired flourishes of Mosi’s Kora, anchored by Alison’s Double Bass give Caroline the space to explore her songs’ passion and poetry. Lyrics in English, Mandinka and French expand the emotions.




Sisters of Reggae are (as far as we can tell) the first ever all-female reggae selector collective in the UK, playing ska, rocksteady, reggae, revival, roots and early digital reggae from the 80s and 90s at their 100% vinyl nights.” – ID magazine
Lucky Cat Zoë, Dubplate Pearl, Miss Feelgood, Naoko the Rock, Debbie G and Sweetie came together when Zoë decided to gather together an all-female team. The Sisters play 100% vinyl, spinning the sounds of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Revival, Roots and Early Digi . Spinning the platters that matter, nicing up the dance with the heat of Jamaica from the 1960s -1980s with some newer sounds too if they meet the Sisters’ high standards – creating the most vibrant of vibes!


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The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm.

15:00-17:00: Koral Society, Mosi Conde
22:00-22:30: Sisters of Reggae
22:30-23:30: Matuki
23:30-02:00: Sisters of Reggae

Read more about what’s going on at the Wandsworth Fringe Festival here.


May 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
May 21, 2017 @ 2:00 am
Free before 7pm, £7 after