Karama, London African Music Festival

Karama: Part of the London African Music Festival, this exciting London-based band is led by Moroccan Oud player Soufian Saihi with members from Venezuela, Spain, Japan, Morocco and the UK. Saihi's compositions are based around the oud, clarinet, double bass and percussion; finding inspiration from the beautiful ecstatic Gnawa, North African and Arabic classical music as well as the diverse sounds of London streets during his busking experience and wondering brilliantly through diverse sonic landscapes that range from Tinariwen to Alice Coltrane, superbly funky and beautifully melodic. Taking place on 19 September, 2014 at Portobello Flyover, 3-5 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL.