No Signal Presents: After Hours
Dance with us as we celebrate some of the best music out of Africa in the last 50 years. In collaboration with No Signal, the radio station celebrating Black British culture and communities, we bring you After Hours. We will kick-off the night with Yaaba Funk, a 21st Century Hi-Life Afro Funk band from Brixton. Fronted by vocalists Richmond Kessie and Helen McDonald, they promise hard-hitting Afro drums and percussion, tight horns and guitars for a contemporary Hi-life twist. The night will close with DJ sets from Tone (Worldwide FM) and champions of No Signal, DJ DNA (Just Vibes Live) and DJ Scyther (The Sankofa Show).
Each DJ will play a set responding to some of James Barnor’s favourite songs, including Hi-life highflyers King Bruce, The Black Beats, E. T. Mensah, and South African sensation, Master KG amongst others. Expect Afro beat and Afrobeats, Ampiano and Hip Life.
No Signal aims to paint a map of sounds from across the Black diaspora. The British online radio station has been one of the few success stories amid the difficulties of the Covid-19 lockdown. Labelling themselves #blackradio, they play music from across the African diaspora that folds into the diverse spectrum of black British identity, and are creating a space of community and relief for black Britons at a traumatic yet galvanising historical moment.