Thursday, 20 February 2014


WOM@TT is regrouping and will be doing some more promotions later this year celebrating UK/London based African, Caribbean and Latin musicians. Recipients of WOM@TT's Best of British Awards still cherish them and use them as an important lever in their profiles. Maybe more will receive them!

Recently WOM@TT promoted/hosted a remarkable event entitled Butterfly Healing - in Honour of Maya. An amazing and wonderful array of some of the finest, most highly respected and original African musicians assembled to honour Maya and to encourage, bless and help strengthen her family.

The event was in the name of Maya Nsansi Amy Bitendi Golt, the younger daughter of WOM@TT's Debbie Golt and Nsimba Foggis the soukous maestro founder of Taxi Pata Pata, who passed away in September 2013 after a year of dealing with aggressive cancer matters. Maya loved music and could immediately sing back any song she heard flawlessly.

Michael - the Dood - Edwards has written a very evocative and finely tuned review/account of the event for UK Vibe and you can read it here!  

The family would like to thank all the musicians and organisers of the event. It was so powerful and heartening and generous.

More news soon

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER : BOB AWARDS 2011 Finale/UNICEF @ The Tabernacle, London W11

Greetings anew with news of the next WOM@ TT event on Friday 9th December at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY.
Please do forward this and invite your friends. Alternatively if you have received this in error reply for list removal. Tho hopefully this isn't the case!
On FRIDAY 9th December WOM@ TT  Presents Best of British 2011 Finale at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY from 8-11pm
Featuring Bumi Thomas  and Asheber & The Afrikan Revolution with Soundz by DJ Freestyle (Colourful) and DJ Nimz.
The Awards will be presented by journalist/ broadcaster Henri Bonsu (Colourful). The event is to continue to raise awareness of the situation in East Africa where famine still rages and to raise funds for UNICEF, in association with Carnival Village and Colourful
Here is your musical invite .   Keep in touch via 
Tickets are £8 advance/concessions and £10 at the door. 
Advance tickets from The Tabernacle and  or print this page
BUMI THOMAS - Best Solo Newcomer
Born in Glasgow, Scotland and based in London, Bumi Thomas is a dynamic contemporary African, acoustic Jazz Folk soul singer. whose style is inspired by her multicultural heritage. Her music explores identity, sensuality, spirituality, retrospective and multi-culturalism.  It represents the journey of a modern African creative  woman. Bumi`s past  performances have been breathtaking as she is not afraid to take risks and gives her all as any of you who saw her at Mama Africa in March will attest! 

The Afrikan Revolution is a super group led by multi-talented musician Niles ‘Asheber’ Hailstones.  
This phenomenal ensemble features many of the most innovative and influential musicians out of the UK grassroots scene.
The band officially formed in 2007, they play as if they have spent a lifetime together. Whenever this unit gathers to
celebrate creativity and upliftment, infinite musical possibilities always arise to surprise and create enjoyment, feeding the audience with their retinue of musical delights.

Soundz by Colourful's  DJ Freestyle    a colourburst of tunes! & DJ Nimz  eclectic electric global vibes. 
Awards presented by Henry Bonsu    Updates and more info on Facebook .  

Nearest tubes Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove; Buses 7, 15, 23, 28, 31, 52, 70, 295, 328, 452. and more. 

Join the mailing list for all updates!  Looking forward to welcoming you! 

Asheber's Vox Africa slot is here: Shoot the Messenger and his interview with DJ Freestyle can be accessed in the 30 November edition . WOM@TT will feature in Life with Rosemary Laryea on Colourful on Wednesday 7th December in the 11.35am slot. Bumi Thomas's Playvybz interview with Bogossy is repeated during the week.

Bumi Thomas is supported by Afropop Live Afrikan Revolution supported by NMC    / MAY    WOM@ TT is supported by and outerglobe

Keep in touch  for news of events in the new year.

WOM@TT celebrating the best : Encouraging the rest

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


FRIDAY 11/11/11  - 11th November 2011 - as the ones coincide WOM@TT in association with COLOURFUL and CARNIVAL VILLAGE invites you to COME ONE COME ALL and celebrate MAMA AFRICA  - in honour of Professor Wanguri Maathai the Nobel Prizewinner and to raise awareness of East African Famine with a brilliant all-female line-up.
ARTISTS FOR EAST AFRICAN FAMINE RELIEF Part 2 in aid of UNICEF - Protecting the Children takes place @ THE TABERNACLE, Powis Square, London W11 2AY Showtime is 8-10.30pm    Doors 7pm  It's only £5 adv/concs or £7 Door  . 
Subscribe to this blog to enter competition for a pair of tickets! 
Buy advance tickets from The Tabernacle
  or Carnival Village.   
This event is in aid of UNICEF - and is  Part 2 of the Artists for East African Relief (Part 1 was a brilliant event back in August) because even though it may not still be headline news not a lot has changed and we can still do our bit - spread the word - lest we forget!  The Line Up is simply superb and we thank all these fantastic women for giving their time : Celebrating African Women's Music & Creativity in honour of  Wangari Maathai - Nobel Peace Prize Greenbelt Movement founder.  Let WOM@TT know you are coming!  Email womaatt (@)

MC is ROSEMARY LARYEA - award winning presenter on Colourful Radio . Your musical invite is here
Find out more on the Facebook Page  or email
As all the ones coincide - come one come all to support and enjoy MAMA AFRICA : Artists for East African Famine Relief Part 2 at The Tabernacle, Powis Square, 
London W11 2AY
BUSES: 7, 15, 23, 28, 31, 52, 295 and more ..  Tube: Westbourne Park, Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City + Circle Lines)
Email  womaatt (@)  to  join the mailing list for future events.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Celebrating Brazil : Sat 16th JULY WOM@TT presents Viramundo + ABADA-Capoeira @ The Tabernacle, W11

"On Saturday 16th July WOM@TT in association with ABRAS  (ABRAS), Carnival Village and Colourful presents ‘Celebrating Brazil’ featuring Viramundo -The UK`s No 1 Brazilian Band - who will receive a Best Of British award on the night,   plus a special presentation from:   ABADA-Capoeira UK (Capoeira) - the foremost capoeira group in London.  
 Come and Enjoy the excitement of Rio, right here in West London! The event takes place at the iconic venue The Tabernacle, Powis Square,  London  W11 2AY from 8-11pm and tickets are £5 advance/concessions and £8 at the door. "There`s a World of Music at the Tabernacle" as we celebrate Brazilian community and culture in London

Having been together in various line ups since 1989 VIRAMUNDO have enormous experience and a very large repertoire of material ranging from their own compositions to Brazilian & Latin classics. The varied & eclectic mix of Brazilian music performed by the band reflects the multiregional origins of the band members. Viramundo have played a wide range of festivals, functions & Clubs in Europe including Gran Gran Fiesta, Henley Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, and numerous University Balls.  The band has successfully helped put London Latin club nights, past and present, like Bar Salsa, Bar Madrid, Bar Tiempo, Bass Clef, HQ, Smollenskys, Guanabara, Favela Chic, La Finca, Dover St, 100 Club & many others on the map.

Viramundo have appeared on shows such as Big Breakfast TV, and Good Morning with Richard & Judy, London Tonight and were called to play for Madonna when Versace organised a party for the launch of "Evita" in London in December 1996. When Mick Jagger wanted a Brazilian band for his Birthday a few years ago the band he called first was Viramundo, as did Rolf Harris for his birthday bash.

All of which confirms Viramundo, not only as the people’s favourite, but also the favourite choice of the celebrities too.  In recognition of their pioneering and innovative contribution to African, Caribbean and Latin music in the UK, Viramundo will receive a prestigious WOM@TT Best of British award at the event . They are in excellent company as Omar, Alexander D Great and The Ruff Cutt Band have also received this award in recent months!

ABRAS  - Brazilian Association in the UK are based in the heart of the Brazilian community in London in Harlesden and provide the most comprehensive services and support to all Brazilians in the UK. “We want to create a sense of community spirit and union as well as increase the sense of ‘Brazilanness’  in each and every Brazilian here” they said. WOM@TT champions UK based African, Caribbean & Latin musicians with the most exciting and welcoming events in excellent venues with associated education opportunities

Alongside Viramundo’s sizzling performance there will also be a special Capoiera presentation by ABADA Capoiera UK, London’s foremost group, who recently appeared before 1000’s of young people at The Barbican. Led by the charismatic master Neilo (aka Graduado Manjerico), ABADA Capoiera UK will share their superb skills with a contemporary flair.

CELEBRATING BRAZIL brings all the excitement of Rio and the spirit of unity to The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY on Saturday 16th July from 8-11pm. Tickets are £5 in advance (also concessions) from Carnival Village, The Tabernacle and (cheapest charge - only 25p!)

Bring your dancing shoes – "There’s a World of Music at The Tabernacle "

Monday, 9 May 2011

Sat 4 JUNE @ The Tabernacle, W11 = ALEXANDER D GREAT & The Great Band, Kiki B,Vee Vee, The Soca Divettes, G String

@ The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square (Talbot Rd end), London W11 2AY
£5 adv/concs & £8 door
Doors 7pm Showtime 8-10.30pm + Tabernacle DJ till 11pm
WOM@TT in association with 

Carnival Village, Association of British Calypsonians & Colourful presents

...ALEXANDER D GREAT & The Great Band + Kiki B, Vee Vee, The Soca Divettes, G String

You are advised to get your £5 tickets in advance. Buy from: and,uk

Alexander D Great - the reigning UK Calypso Monarch and WOM@TT Best of British Award 2010 winner brings you a brilliant steer on topical matters, great musicianship,'overproof' lyrics and irresistible dance tracks.

This is a world class event! Not only does Alexander D Great write his own on point lyrics and music he also composes for many others and several of the recent calypso monarchs have won with Alexander D Great songs.

Kiki B is a Junior monarch - just 14 and the Soca Divettes are back by poplular demand alongside Vee Vee and G Sring who give you a flava of what carnival and calypso are like when it gets really hot!

AdG has several excellent CDs out - the most recent being The Finest Cut with both humourous and ascerbic tracks that are topical for now as well as when it was recorded a couple of years back. Lash Dem Lara is perhaps one of ADG's finest tracks as well as his winning 2010 calypso 'Haiti' .

Alexander D Great is renowned worldwide and also is Calypsonian in Residence on several BBC stations - called at the drop of a hat to extemporise on the daily headlines.

WOM@TT champions UK based African, Caribbean & Latin artists in excellent venues with high production values and strong pr. Education experiences and training opportunities are also planned
Contact WOM@TT

Find out more on Facebook and sign up to come.

Monday, 2 May 2011

KA-BOOM featuring PAAPA JEH @ The TABERNACLE, London W11 on SAT 7th MAY

WOM@TT springs forward on SATURDAY 7th MAY & presents:
The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY
£5 advance/concs & £8
KA-BOOM's Explosive Highlife Rhythms will rock you off your feet!

Ghanaian rhythm man Paapa Jeh has drummed with CK Mann & Pat Thomas, was a founder member of the original UK hi energy crew Hi Tension and has played with most major reggae outfits as well as being a driving force for UK based Highlife.

He leads his own band Ka-Boom in nu style old school high energy Highlife/Soul style with his original music tonight (Sat 7 May)

see also Facebook event  and please BUY YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS via the great  link I just discovered whereby at no extra cost you can help FRoots Magazine as well, as they get a commission this way. Supporting independent promotions, independent magazines and the lowest cost online ticketting.. win win win - see you there! 

Here's just a slice of Paapa Jeh's achievements in the UK beyond HI TENSION 
As a versatile drummer and percussionist, Paapa’s live and studio session endeavours which have taken him around the world have been right across the board, performing at events such as the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL (UK), EARSHOT JAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL, SEATTLE (USA), SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL (USA), BERLIN JAZZ FESTIVAL (GERMANY), BRACKNELL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL (WALES), WUPERTAL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL (GERMANY), JAZZ YATRA (INDIA), GALWAY JAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL (IRELAND), MONTREAUX JAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL (SWITZERLAND), BEIJING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL (CHINA), and many others across Western/Eastern Europe and the Far East (Asia), working with groups and artists in the calibre of Teddy Osei of Osibisa, Ronnie Laws (American Jazz Funk saxophone legend), Steele Pulse (Reggae band), Trevor Watt’s Moire Music Drum Orchestra (Afrikan Jazz Group), Gasper Lawal’s Oro Band (Nigerian Afro/ Juju Music), Nsimba Foggis' Taxi Pata Pata, African Connexion, Fanfan’s Somo Somo, and almost every African live band in the 1980’s and 90’s in London’s African music scene from Hi-life and Afro Beat to Zaiko music styles.

Many other European based Ghanaian music groups and artists in the names of the late Jon K, Ben Brako, A.B. Crentsil, Bessa Simons, Alf Kari Bannerman, Pauline Oduro, Bucky Leo, Lee Duodoo, have all worked with Paapa Jeh. Realising his potential as a singer/songwriter and performer, Paapa Jeh embarked on a solo career and through a number of explosive live performances, clinched various English national TV appearances like ‘THE TUBE’ on BBC 2 with his band – NIGHT SHIFT, and a follow up on Channel 4’s ‘CLUB MIX’ as PAAPA J’s NEW BAG.

He's also toured in India with Indian artists and created fusion recordings to great acclaim and played with many top Reggae bands as well.

Tonight he leads the unmatched KA-BOOM in an explosive night of highlife and soul scorchers. Dancing is the key!