Start: January 29, 2022
7:30 pm
End: January 29, 2022
11:00 pm

Event Venue


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Collage Arts present live music at MAAD with Alex and friends!

Alex Dayo & Friends will be opening the first of a series of concerts at MAAD. This eclectic collaboration includes members of Zantogola and special guests; Matteo Boyero (producer and dj) and John Wilson (dj).

There will be a combination of solo and ensemble performances. It will be a celebration of plenguedey music (West African) rhythms fused with London scene electronic music.

Zantogola is a London based, musical collective that unites diverse identities to foster an exciting creative spirit of common purpose and community from Burkina Faso to London, bringing peace and freedom to move all souls and bodies!

Inspired by the West African heritage of popular rhythms and songs, Alex Dayo & Friends master and explore the polyrhythmic melodies of plenguedey music: a fusion between elements of mandingue, highlife and afrobeat with hip hop, reggae and jazz.

Alex Dayo & friends mixes traditional African-percussions rhythms with brass, voices, guitars, balafons and ngonis to create contemporary, reflective, joyous and highly danceable songs.

Zantogola was envisioned by drummer, percussionist and song writer, Alex Dayo, as a platform for education and musicianship, seeking to enlighten people on issues surrounding political exclusion and injustice. The name Zantogola is based on Burkina Faso’s folklore and means “the greatest in everyone”, illuminating Alex Dayo’s own heritage and musical philosophy.

In 1985, Alex Dayo founded his first band and has taken his vision worldwide. Since then, the project has expanded and developed into a full scale band and human adventure with exciting prospects ahead.

Alex comes from Burkina Faso, and played with the Kouledafourou National Ballet. In 1985 he founded Wountey, a collective of musicians who created a new fusion of traditional and modern music called Plenguedey. They worked together in Africa and Europe for over 20 years. Alex moved to London in 2008, where he set up a drumming school.

Alex Dayo & friend’s songs are sung in the West African languages Bwamu, Dioula, Bambara, and Lobi, in French and in English. They speak of the concerns of the black population worldwide, of their joy and their pain – but also of their reflections on contemporary life, and their place between tradition and modernity.

Doors open at 7pm, music starts from 8.30pm

Please book a ticket in advance, we have limited tickets available to keep social distancing in the venue.

MAAD has a fresh air ventilation system installed throughout the restaurant, lounge and theatre.

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