Now Then: Florence (extract)
An extract from Jessie Lawson’s podcast series, Now Then, that shares the stories of people who are over 70 years old. This is Florence’s story. Hear the full episode and more here
Monday 2 February 2015
Originating from northern Mali, the four members of this Afro-blues act were forced to flee to Bamako by the Islamist crackdown in their home region. There they took part in sessions for last year’s brilliant Africa Express record alongside western musicians including Damon Albarn, and came over to play their first British gig at the album launch.
They’re back in February performing at Oslo in Hackney.
1a Amhurst Rd, London E8 1LL
Details at oslohackney.com