The Dk Remmy Ongala Foundation is honoured and pleased to be able to invite one and all to a very special tribute night for one of Africa’s greatest singers, the mighty Remmy Ongala who passed away on 13th December 2010.
“He was a superstar in East Africa, and in the 1980s and 1990s he reached European and American audiences with albums for Real World, a label founded by Peter Gabriel, and international tours that included many appearances at Mr. Gabriel’s Womad (World of Music and Dance) festivals.” – New York Times, January 18, 2011.
To celebrate Remmy’s music and life we have invited the original members of his band Orchestra Super Matimila, led by Kawele (Africa Jambo) and featuring soukous superstars Saidi Kanda, Fiston Lusambo, Rama Kayimanda, Billy Mwangura, and Malinga, Kiniki, Rissa Rissa, Eugene Makuta, and Claudia Bakisa.
Other very special guests on the night include Baba Adesose Wallace (Ibile/Tribe Of Doris), and Torera Mpedzisi (Mbira legend).
Your DJs on the night: African music don DJ Wala Danga (Africa Centre/Limpopo Club), Mister K (Africa Centre) and Planetman (Little Blue Ball/Passing Clouds).


Money raised on the night is going to the DK Remmy Ongala Foundation for its project to help children in Tanzania with music scholarships.

Venue, times, tickets and travel

Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston, London E8.
(Passing Clouds is about 50 metres back from the Kingsland Road junction; the entrance is in the lane at the side of the venue.)
The programme is from 8:00 pm to 3:00 am. Tickets are available on the door: £5 before 10:00 pm, £8 after.
‘Overground’ Trains: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction.
Buses: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76,

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