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Hot Numbers Coffee
Unit 6 Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, CB1 2LJ Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Waaju believe in highlighting the world's connection through less familiar creative collaboration. Encapsulating influence from a number of cultures across Africa, South America & beyond, the band delves deeper to leave behind preconception & promote forces largely unexplored in a Western context.
Citing the rich history of Malian music as centrepiece, Waaju presents the vision of drummer & percussionist Ben Brown which draws from the exceptional spirit of the likes of Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare, Tinariwen & Baba Sissoko.
Sam Rapley — tenor saxophone
Tal Janes — guitar
Joe Downard — bass
Ernesto Marichales — percussion
Ben Brown — drums, percussion
«The groove writing successfully integrates the rootsy origins with the contemporary rhythmic complexity of their generation»
— Nick Smart
«Ben Brown is, without doubt, one of my favourite young drummers. He is musically interactive, highly creative and really listens and supports a performance from beginning to end with great imagination. This young man has a great future of music making ahead of him»
— Jean Toussaint
£5 on the door