“ON FRIDAY JUNE 17TH AT THE FORGE IN LONDON’S CAMDEN TOWN, AFRI-KOKOA & STRUT RECORDS WILL BE HOSTING THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE UK OF THE LEGENDARY KING OF HIGHLIFE, PAT THOMAS…”
Known as ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’, Pat Thomas rose to fame in his native Ghana during the genre’s 70’s/80’s peak before finding a new audience in Europe through the Highlife resurgence of the past few years.
One of the labels attributed to bringing this dynamic sound to Western attention has been Strut Records. The UK imprint was also responsible for delivering Pat Thomas’ latest album which features the dazzling talents of Tony Allen and Ebo Taylor – two of Africa’s most pioneering musicians.
The entertainment for the night will be augmented by a marvellous motley crew of DJs including AJ Kwame & Baggy (Afri-Kokoa) and Mr Boogie a.k.a The Vinyl Junkie (Soulsa/Shoreditch Radio).
Get a glimpse of what you can expect by viewing the following live footage on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uTFTUsrqxYk.
For more information about this event, check out the listing on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1Ym7vzF.
Goobi (Mr Boogie a.k.a The Vinyl Junkie), June 16th 2016