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
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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)

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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!