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.

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Otto & The Mutapa Calling Summer 2019 Tour Dates

If you’re wondering where you can catch my band, Otto & The Mutapa Calling, in action this summer, here is a list of festivals and events we’ll be featuring at! I’ve been invited to teach marimba and mbira workshops at some of them. Have a browse below and hopefully we’ll meet at some point in the summer for a dance and singalong!

Summer 2019 Tour Dates

May 6th 2019 - Magic Garden Pub - London

May 17th 2019 - Luna Home of Live Music - London

May 27th 2019 - Africa at Spitalfields - London

June 8th 2019 - African Somerset Feastival - Stoke-St-Gregory

July 5th 2019 - Llangollen Int. Musical Eisteddfod - Llangollen

July 6th 2019 - Timber Festival - Feanedock

July 13th & 14th 2019 - Tropical Pressure - Mount Pleasant Ecological Park (Marimba + Mbira Workshop with Otto)

July 19th 2019 - Luna Home of Live Music - London

July 20th 2019 - Kallida Festival - Sparkford

July 28th 2019 - WOMAD Festival - Malmesbury (Mbira Workshop with Otto)

Aug 3rd 2019 - Wilderness Festival - Charlbury (Mbira Workshop with Otto)

Aug 15th 2019 - Late Bloom Festival - London

Otto And The Mutapa Calling Marimba Band London UK

Jeyanthan & Thanuka's Wedding

It’s not everyday you get a call from someone who went to primary school with your brother in Botswana over 20 years ago asking you if your band is available to perform at his wedding!

It was such an honour to be part of Jeyanthan and Thanuka’s wedding celebration! We wish them every happiness in their life together!

Jeyanthan And Thanuka Wedding

Otto & The Mutapa Calling at Global Beats Club

Last night my band Otto & The Mutapa Calling had the immense pleasure of performing at our first ever Global Beats Club hosted at Hootananny in Brixton. We were co support with Bamako Overground, with Afrikan Boy headlining the night.

Here are a few pictures from our night at Hootananny.

Otto And The Mutapa Calling with Bamako Underground at Global Beats Club Hootananny Supportung Afrikan Boy
Soundcheck done! Costumes on! Showtime!

Soundcheck done! Costumes on! Showtime!

Otto And The Mutapa Calling with Bamako Underground at Global Beats Club Hootananny Supportung Afrikan Boy

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