Otto Gumaelius

Marimba & Mbira Music From Southern Africa

Otto Gumaelius is a London based, Botswana raised, performing artist & teacher of southern African folk music on the marimba.

Africa On The Square

I had a lovely time with Flame Lily Arts today, taking part in the parade during this year's Africa On The Square celebrations! 

Africa on the Square is an annual celebration of African culture, organised by the Mayor of London for Black History Month. The event takes place on Trafalgar Square every year and continues to grow with over 25,000 attending last year. It's a celebration of African arts and culture with live music, dancing, a talent show, an African market, food stalls, fashion show and lots of fun stuff for kids.

This year I was part of the parade with Flame Lily Arts, a professional cultural performing arts company based in the United Kingdom. The group was formed in 2009 out of a shared passion for entertaining audiences around the world with the culture and traditions of southern Africa.

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Here's a video compilation put together by my friend Ahuv with highlights from the day!

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