London, England – The Environmental
Justice Foundation has organized a world music event in aid of EJF’s human
rights and environmental projects in developing countries. African Summer takes
place on 7 November 2003 at The Garage on Highbury Corner, London, and features
two acclaimed acts, Modeste and Zuba.
Modeste Hugues was born in Madagascar. His music and Malagasy
songs have generated a devoted following in London. Modeste played acclaimed
sets at the Womad festival in 2002 and 2003. More info at
Zuba has been described as “One of Britain’s Best World Music Acts.” The band’s members hail from Liberia, Uganda, Scotland, France and Spain. They recently supported Manu Chao at the Edinburgh Festival and have played with Papa Wemba, Femi Kuti and the Afro Celts. More info at www.zuba.co.uk. Also appearing will be Algerian DJ KADER http://www.saadoun.com.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), a registered charity dedicated to empowering people in the world’s poorest countries to protect their environment and defend human rights. EJF provides training and equipment enabling partner
organizations to document and expose environmental and human rights abuses, promoting peaceful solutions, sustainable alternatives and leaving a lasting legacy.
Tickets are £10 and are on sale now from the credit card hotline 08701 500 044
(24hour), from 0870 906 3777 or online with
Ticketmaster (with booking fee).
There is no booking fee if bought in cash at Astoria box office (157 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EL 020 7434 9592). The venue has a 550 capacity.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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