Otto Gumaelius

Marimba Music From Southern Africa

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

Trinity Laban's September Series
Sep
7
10:30 AM10:30

Trinity Laban's September Series

Join Trinity Laban this Autumn for their September Series for older adults – offering 4 days of inspiring, accessible and energising music and movement workshops for all abilities. Take part in a vibrant mix of workshops and extend your skills and experience of Hip Hop and South African music and dance.

More information here: https://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/take-part/for-adults/september-series

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Spill Festival Closing Party
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

Spill Festival Closing Party

Join us at this final event of SPILL 2018 to say thank you to the incredible group of artists, crew and volunteers who have helped make this festival happen, whilst enjoying a pint of our SPILL Festival beer, Zombie.

There’ll be DJs and live music from Duduetsa, so get ready to dance.

More information available here: https://spillfestival.com/show/duduetsa-spill-closing-party/

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Art Night London
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Art Night London

Art Night is a free contemporary arts festival that puts art into extraordinary locations around London for one night a year.

The main festival is curated by the Hayward Gallery and Art Night Open will feature curated events from artists, curators and local institutions.

My band and I are performing at several locations at this year's Art Night. More details available on the official website: http://2018.artnight.london/

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From The Forest Festival
Jun
30
8:30 PM20:30

From The Forest Festival

Otto Gumaelius & The Taste of Southern Africa band will be live at From The Forest festival in Walthamstow. Come down and dance with us!

Date: Saturday 30th June
Time: 20:30
Venue: Mirth, Marvel & Maud
Tickets: £10 Adult / £8 Concession

For more information, visit: http://www.ftffestival.com/

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Heritage Zimbabwe Culture Show 2018
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Heritage Zimbabwe Culture Show 2018

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I'm running a combined dance and marimba workshop with Miles Ncube on the day between 2 - 4pm, all ages and abilities welcome! The band's stage performance is billed for 6pm.

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/zimbabwe-culture-day-2018-heritage-tickets-45475449293?aff=eac2

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Wandsworth Fringe Festival
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Wandsworth Fringe Festival

We are very excited to be part of the 2018 edition of the Wandsworth Fringe Festival. We will present a lively evening of folk songs from southern Africa, including liberation struggle songs, original material as well as popular covers. Our show, A Taste of Southern Africa, aims to do exactly that – give audiences a chance to sample some brilliant music from the southern part of the Africa continent.

The show incorporates marimba, mbira, drumming, singing and dancing, and promises to get people up and dancing and singing along!

Date: 19th May 2018
Time: 7.30PM to 9.00PM
Entry: £8/£5.50 concessions
Tickets: https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2018/a-taste-of-southern-africa

Address:
St Mary's Church
High Street
Putney, SW15 1SN

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Panafrik
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Panafrik

Panafrik

Panafrik is the annual cultural showcase produced by UCL’s African Caribbean Society and 2018 promises to see the biggest show yet. 

Panafrik: Dilemma surrounds the modern love story of Hannah and Timi and explores the predicaments and challenges faced by young lovers and their friends. 

The show exhibits the very best of UCL talent so come with us as we take you on a journey of African and Caribbean comedy, music, dance, drama and fashion. This year features a performance by Afrobeats artist, Mayorkun & Otto Gumaelius & The Taste of Southern Africa Band. 

The show will be at the magnificent Cadogan Hall in Chelsea, London on the 9th of Feb 2018. Doors open at 19:00 with a show start of 19:30 sharp. But the night does not end there! Join us at Sway Bar for our exclusive after party to celebrate in style with the cast, crew and guest performers. 

Tickets:

http://buytickets.at/uclafricancaribbeansociety

Early bird: SOLD OUT
Early bird + after party: SOLD OUT

Standard ticket: £15
Standard ticket + after party: £18

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On-And-Off
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

On-And-Off

I will be performing a thirty minute set with my band at On-And-Off at Nine Elms on Saturday 9th December, from 4-4:30pm.

On-And-Off is an exploration of the contrast between static and moving bodies and how these opposing approaches can generate environments. On-and-off will include a voguing class and jam by Jay Jay Revlon and performances by Eunjung Kim, Selina Boneli, House of Absolute and more.

An _inventory project curated by Jeth Reyes and Linda Rocco, a collaboration-based platform that organises shows in alternative and public spaces, showcasing young artists’ work whilst co-creating programmes that engage communities in art through public performances, events and discussions.

Part of the Winter Trails: Remapping Nine Elms festival taking place between 18 November and 21 December 2017.

More info available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/731887207003529/

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