Focus proudly Supports: Funmi Olawumi @Jazz Cafe Jun01

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Funmi Olawumi @ Jazz Cafe Nigeria’s Funmi Olawumi is back again. Her rich, rhythmic sound sees a great mix of afrobeat, fuji, juju, hi life and folklore all in one soothing blend. On Friday 21st June, Funmi and her 12 piece band will play from her album ‘ Funmi Ti De’, an...

Africa Special! Refugee Week UK Jun01

Africa Special! Refu...

Celebrating Sanctuary London and Focus Organization present  Africa Special! Refugee Week UK Celebrating Sanctuary London shines a spotlight on London’s refugee communities and their essential, ever changing influence on the cultural life in the capital during Refugee Week UK (16-23...

Open the Gate Presents – Open The Gate 4th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL !!! May31

Open the Gate Presen...

SUNDAY 2nd JUNE 2013  12 of HOURS NON-STOP  cultural entertainment,  Live Music and THE renowned AFRICAN MARKET!    Live music on the stage will be headlined on stage from start to finish  by KODJOVI KUSH & AFROSPOT ORCHESTRA,                      Along with the...

KiniTunTun presents ‘Peoples Profiles’ : Nana churcher May25

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“You will win if you don’t quit” words spoken by: Event host,  Women’s ministry coordinator, Image and beauty consultant, Sales Director, Mother of four, and founder and presenter of her very own talk show, The Nana Churcher show. All these are titles duly  given to Mrs Nana...

Palm Wine – The traditional alcoholic drink May11

Palm Wine – Th...

So recently, I have been interested in different foods that have cultural importance. Not just because I am a food fan, but because I find it very interesting that the little things still have importance in culture and are symbolic in difference ways. This time – Palm wine aka nsamba...

Women4Africa 2013 May11

Women4Africa 2013

The Time has come. Come and Join us in Celebrating the Women of Africa. Women4Africa Awards UK 2013 Date: Saturday 18th May 2013 Venue: The Great Hall, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX. Time: Doors open at 6pm Awards Ceremony from 7-10pm ‘Awards Celebration Party’...

Fumni Olawumi – The Plough Arts Centre May11

Fumni Olawumi –...

The Plough Arts Centre Presents: Funmi Olawunmi Founder of the Yoruba Women Choir, Nigerian singer, Funmi Olawumi is back again  with her 12-piece big band but this time with  the four-part harmonies of Naija Soul Sisters . The fusion between afrobeat, juju , highlife and Fuji is...

Funmi Olawunmi – York Royal Theatre May11

Funmi Olawunmi ̵...

The York Royal Theatre Presents Direct from African Music Festival and featuring The Faaji Drummers of Nigeria and The Naija Soul Sisters. Funmi Olawunmi Date: 17th May 2013 Venue: Main Hall, St Leonard’s Pl, York YO1 7HD. Time: 7:30 pm Price: £8 – £15 (Booking Fee...

“Bring the Kolanut!” – Kolanut in African culture Apr16

“Bring the Kol...

After watching a Nollywood movie recently, and having a certain Afro-beat song on repeat! I noticed that every time there was some sort of good news, or celebration a man would always call for someone to “Bring the kolanut!” I know of peanuts, cashew nuts, Brazil nuts, chestnuts, coconuts,...

Toumanu Duabate Live in London Apr10

Toumanu Duabate Live...

Focus Proudly Supports Toumani Diabaté Live in London Toumani Diabaté invited Brazilian songwriter and poet Arnaldo Antunes and guitar-hero Edgard Scandurra to Mali to record with him following a collaboration at the 2010 edition of the Brazilian festival Back2Black in Rio de...