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PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND, 2nd Oct, 2015 @Rich Mix, London

Celebrating 10 years of AFR-KOKOA we are proud to present the exclusive live Album launch for the legendary King of Highlife, PAT THOMAS, ‘The original Golden Voice of Africa’, performing with his group of stellar musicians direct from Ghana, The KWASHIBU AREA BAND. Also just added exciting young hip-hop artist and activist Octopizzo.
AFRI-KOKOA DJS AJ Kwame and Baggy and Special Guests in attendance.

Date: 2nd October doors 8pm
Venue: Rich Mix London,
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA

I’m an afrobeat drummer but Pat Thomas is highlife. That is what he does so wellTony Allen
In the early 70’s Pat Thomas came to Accra to join a band known as the Blue Monks under the leadership of Ebo Taylor. This was the resident band of Tip Toe Nite Club. During one of his shows, one lady fell in love with his voice and signed him up to go to Ivory Coast to form a group called The Satellites. He later came to Ghana to form the Sweat Beans Band which became the band of choice during the Kutu Acheampong Era.

Pat was crowned Mr. Golden Voice of Africa in 1978 and won the ECRAC award of the year at the same time. In 1991 he also won the Album of the year with his Sika Ye Mogya.

The new album is out now on STRUT records features the dazzling talents of some of the very best and the most pioneering musicians of Africa, Tony Allen and Ebo Taylor.