African Vibes

Sounds of Eden presents: AFRICAN VIBES

A celebration of African music and style.

** Live music

** DJ's playing party music from all over Africa

(Soukous, Afrobeat, Highlife, Benga, Kwaito, Juju, Zouk, Coupé decalé and many more styles)

Started in December 2003, African Vibes continues to gather momentum as a thoroughly entertaining showcase of music/ style from around Africa. Performers are rotated so that the same country/ style of music is never featured twice in a row; DJ's are selected on their ability to play different styles of African music.

All in all, you're guaranteed to be edutained by music from all over the vast continent of Mother Africa.

To be kept informed of future events, please send an email with your name and mobile number to


DATE: 16th November 2006

ARTISTES: Kari Bannerman.... LIVE!!!

VENUE: ViVa ViVa (Tapas bar and World cuisine restaurant)

18 High St. Hornsey, London N8 (Nearest Tube: Turnpike Lane, then bus 144 to High St. Hornsey)

Doors 5pm for 9.00pm start till late

Entry: FREE

EVENT PROGRAMME ## {Artiste summary profile(s)}


Sounds of Eden presents: African Vibes


Featured Artiste(s)

KARI BANNERMAN - 'The Highlife Explosion!'

Singer/ songwriter Kari Bannerman is all set to bring the hippest ‘Highlife’ to North London.

Even at school it was clear Kari was a child prodigy, he started his professional career soon after leaving school by forming and leading his own band ‘Boombaya’.

Within a year they had won Ghana’s ‘Band of the Year’ award, this was followed up by an extensive tour of UK. This all happened during the mid 70’s when punk and reggae where the underground sub cultures in Britain. Boombaya’s fresh style and originality enabled them to build up a following of converts to their dynamic African sound.

Kari’s talents continued to cause a stir and in 1976 he was invited to join Osibisa as lead guitarist. Osibisa, one of the most successful African groups of all time had repeatedly topped album charts in 4 continents, at the height of their success, they had a worldwide audience.

Kari toured and recorded several albums with them playing on some of the greatest stages alongside World-renowned artistes such as Ronnie Laws, Hugh Masekela, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Odyssey and highlife supremo E T Mensah.

He brings the dynamic and uplifting sounds of 'Highlife' music to African Vibes, you know where and you know when!

We round the evening off with Sounds of Eden/ guest DJ's spinning party music from all over Africa...



Dress: Traditional or Western (Smart/ casual)

Vibe: Fun, friendly & relaxed

Info line 07956 475 245 /



Do you need a DJ or musicians for your event? Do you require audio equipment or event management services. Sounds of Eden would be happy to discuss your requirements, feel free to drop us a line at