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DJ Lubi Presents "Club Afro Sound" featuring Kontiki + Halemtina

Kontiki afrofusion band
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31 May 2021 7pm - 10:30pm

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The Brudenell Social Club

33 Queen's Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY

Longtime Leeds jazz/soul/world music promoter Lubi Jovanovic is promoting 13 socially distanced/seated/limited capacity shows at Brudenell Social Club Leeds between 20th May and 24th June 2021.

These include Jazzland Sessions (jazz), RE:SOUL Sessions (soul), and now Club Afrosound, which will be promoting African music past present and future kicking off with 2 Leeds bands playing a fusion of Afro music styles.

Kontiki are the Bradford/Leeds based afro-fusion crew who love the guitar infused dance music of Central and West Africa - soukous, rhumba, highlife. No nonsense hypnotic dance grooves with horn and guitar solos guaranteed to rock any dancefloor. Add in some Fela inspired Nigerian afrobeat, a dose of Manu Dibango soul makossa/afro jazz and you have a perfect blend of dancefloor magic. With a strong local following built up over a string of live shows the last few years, their debut EP "Zucchini Weather" released in 2019 sold out it's first run in 2 weeks last autumn. They played a memorable gig at Brudenell to launch it in November 2019 supporting London Afrobeat Collective. They were all set to hit the road nationally in 2020 until the virus closed down the UK music industry so this is their first live show in almost a year. Come and check their infectiously melodic and rhythmic Yorkshire x Afrosounds vibes. 

Kontiki are : Guy Chater - drums, Mike Chater - bass/vocals, Laurie Jones - percussion/vocals, John Franklin - guitar, Sam Lawrence - guitar/keys/flute/vocals. Harry Fowler - sax/vocals

Support comes from Eritrean singer/composer Fnan Mulgheta and her band Halemtina, which means ''We are Dreamers'' in Tigrinya, Fnan's mother tongue. The band's songs are written by Fnan and inspired by her own experiences including her life in Eritrea, the awful 1998-2000 war with Ethiopia and her new life in the UK. She writes lyrics and songs that she hopes will bring positive change through music and covers topics such as war, racism and social injustice in Africa and beyond. She has put together a 4 piece band who fuse traditional Eritrean music with elements of soul and rock. Like Kontiki, their live shows in 2020 were stalled due to the virus so it's great to have them performing live onstage again at this gig.

***JAZZLAND SESSIONS is supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of LeedsCity Council**

This concert will fully comply with existing government COVID-19 safety regulations. You can check these at the venue's website.

Tickets £32 per table
Table bookings only : up to 4 persons per table - all tickets must be pre-booked.
***if government COVID-19 rules change regarding public places and venues are closed again, this event will be postponed and rescheduled to a later date and all tickets sold will be valid for a new date***

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  • Wheelchair access

The Brudenell Social Club welcome deaf and disabled customers to the venue. Venue AccessBrudenell social Club has step free access from the entrance to the viewing platforms of both gig rooms. There is also a newly installed accessible toilet, which is accessed via a RADAR key. Bookable Access Facilities + How to ApplyPersonal Assistant ticketsWe offer a Personal Assistant ticket to any customer who may not be able to attend a show without the support of a PA. if you require a PA ticket, please give us an email or call to discuss your requirements. We will then confirm this ticket via email. You will be asked to provide evidence for the PA ticket to be issued Accessible viewing areaIf you require use of the viewing platforms and/or a seat, please let us know in advance where possible, to ensure we are aware of your access needs Accessible parkingThere is parking available at Brudenell Social Club. We do not have specific accessible parking bays Travel Guide and Arrival GuideTaxis can drop customers off within our car park, right outside our front door. Our nearest train station is Burley Park, which is 850 metres away. Leeds Station is also nearby, at 3080 metres away. Our nearest bus stop is 120 metres away from our front door, and is served by the 56 route to and from Leeds City Centre/train station The Brudenell is open from 12pm, and the gig rooms tend to open from 7:30pm as standard, door time is usually printed on the ticket. If you require early entrance into the venue as part of your access requirements, make yourself known to our door staff before doors (7:20pm), who will be able to help. ToiletsAt the Brudenell we have one accessible toilet, which is situated 30 metres from the main room viewing area and 16 metres from the Community room viewing area. Customers with Medical RequirementsThe Brudenell welcome customers who may need to bring medication, food, drink or medical equipment to manage a medical condition. We may be able to keep medication refrigerated for you, so just let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. You'll need to contact us in advance should you need to refrigerate and medicine. Assistance DogsWe welcome assistance dogs into the venue and will happily provide a bowl of water if needed. However, not all events are suitable so please contact us before hand. We may be able to offer a location where the dog could stay during the gig, but please get in touch to discuss this further. Strobe LightingWe do not have strobe lighting at the venue, but from time to time bands may bring it with them, in the event this happens, signs will be on display on the evening, please get in touch if you have any concerns. Other Info (e.g. assisted performances)At present we do not offer any assisted performance options, but this is something we are exploring. We do not have any lowered bars at the moment, but our staff are willing to help in any way they can Large Text / Easy To Read GuidesA printable copy of this information can be downloaded in PDF format here. An easy to read menu with our standard drink prices can be viewed here. Attitude is Everything We are working with Attitude is Everything and have been awarded silver on their Grassroots Charter of Best Practice. Attitude is Everything recruit Mystery Shoppers and Volunteers, so do contact them if you are interested. Contacting UsIf you need to contact us with a venue access query please contact: Jilly 275 2411 (during office hours only, 10am-6pm) Response time will be a maximum of 5 days, email is best line of contact. Please be aware that if your request is for a PA ticket, please use the email address above, we need at least two weeks in order to process these sorts requests.

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