Atongo Zimba + Support from Linos Wengara LIVE!

Friday 15 October 2021

Atongo Zimba is an award-winning artist, master kologo player, singer from the north of Ghana . Linos Wengara is Zimbabwean Mbira master.


Atongo Zimba is an award-winning artist, master kologo player, singer and a griot from the north of Ghana. He was very young when his grandfather taught him to play and build the kologo, a two stringed lute which has its variations throughout the savannahs and deserts of West Africa. His early career saw him opening weekend shows for Fela Kuti at the Afrika Shrine with his solo performances, then going on playing with the likes of Osibisa and the Pan African Orchestra.

After a ten year hiatus from recording and multiple World Tours, Atongo’s new album is his most accomplished to-date, firmly establishing his reputation as one of Africa’s top traditional music artists. Celebrating the release of “A to Z” with a special limited-capacity show at The Rose Hill, Atongo has recruited a local band to showcase songs from the album to an intimate audience.

Support comes from local Zimbabwean mbira maestro Linos Wengara Magaya & Tim Lloyd. Mbira is the instrument used in Zimbabwean spiritual culture to connect with our ancestral spirits and celebrate our roots. Expect a selection of songs from the vast repertoire of Zimbabwean spiritual music as well as some soulful Mbira Reggae.

More Brighton and Hove Listings MORE

Brighton and Hove Sunday 17th Mach 2024


Britain’s most-successful dance group, Diversity have announced their brand-new UK and Ireland tour, Supernova.   The 66-date tour…

Brighton and Hove Thursday 18 –Saturday 20 & Thursday 25 –Saturday 27 Apr 2024

Romesh Ranganathan

After a sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition… are…

Brighton and Hove Saturday 15th June 2024

Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’

Hot off the back of multiple sell-outs across the UK, the 23 strong London African Gospel Choir bring…