DOMAIN THEATRE: Mandi Lopa & The Lion Hearts
present 'Zaman Lafiya' June 15th 2018
Renowned Ghanaian artist “Manadi Lopa” is amongst the most impressive and celebrated singer/songwriters of West African music. Born into a family rich in cultural traditions and with a career spanning over 20 years as a reggae artist, this gifted storyteller is praised for his thought provoking, political and socially motivated songs. His fusions of Afro folk, roots reggae and Jamaican ska reflect an open-minded interest in all genres to create world music.
Manadi’s vocal variability as well as a passion for peace has become his trademark, inspiring audiences with positive messages delivered through catchy lyrical tracks. Manadi’s conscious & inspirational music is uniquely reflective, infectiously happy & oozes with culture. Accompanied by his band ‘The Lion Hearts’, playing western & traditional African instruments, his songs tell stories of love, wisdom, peace, harvest & spiritual connections to land.
Manadi’s musical versatility & passions are sensitively revealed in his touching & heartwarming performances capturing Adelaide audiences.
Tickets $33 & $28 concession, transaction fee applies
Sanaa Street Festival 2018: Sat 17th March 3pm
Art speaks where words are unable to explain. From around the world to Adelaide, Eliza Street becomes a melting pot of cultures!
Sanaa Street Festival, a showcase of music, artists, fashion and creatives from South Australia's diverse communities. Global beats, a bazaar featuring foods from across Africa, Latin America and Middle East, licensed bars, market stalls, live street art by international and local African artists and street performances.
Dancing shoes are on!
Winner of the Best Event Award for Adelaide Fringe 2017! FREE ENTRY. Family friendly.
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Pachamama Festival 2017: Manadi Lopa 8.45 - 9.45pm
Come and connect with Pachamama (Mother Earth) finding your inner power trough multiple activities in this FREE family event where you can enjoy amazing flavours from local vendors, live music, wellness workshops and a kids zone full of activities to make our future generations conscious of the importance to care for Mother Earth 'Pachamama'.
Join us in this vibrant celebration to say good bye to the cold winter and welcome the warm weather and renascence of spring with our Fire Ceremony to shake out all the stress and recharge your good energy!
Face Book Event here
November, we had a chance to meet up with the community in Port Augusta. A drumming workshop for around 30, a great response. Thanks for your beautiful rhythms & energy. Following this was a singing workshop & an intimate concert in the evening of "Zaman Lafiya". Participation from the Desert Voices Choir was a real treat. We love you Port Augusta and can't wait to see you again. Such a hospitable and generous community. Peace & love.
Umbrella Winter City Sounds 2017
Hey lovely people. Wow, I'm very happy to be bringing some warmth through song to Adelaide during these cold winter months.
Catch me at Nexus July 23 for "Zaman Lafiya" (Peace) to hear my original music, played by a very special ensemble! Unique fusions of indigenous Afro folk music, intertwined with Roots Reggae. This is world music!
Love to see you all there!
"Conscious & inspirational music, accompanied by an ensemble playing western & traditional African instruments (Molo Northern gord guitar, balafon & djembe), Manadi’s musical versatility & passions are sensitively revealed in this touching & heartwarming performance".
Adelaide Fringe 2017
Manadi “Angel” Lopa, a renowned Ghanaian reggae artist, is from the Northern region of Ghana where indigenous music has a different feel & sound to what you would hear in the city Accra, or along the coastline. The music has more of a traditional folk feel about it. It is rich yet simple & and tells stories of harvest, love, wisdom, peace, & of deep spiritual connections to the land. Lopa’s originals are delivered in English & local Ghanaian languages & dialects (Hausa, Sisala, Ga, Twi & Ewe) significant to his connection with different regions. Gabrielle Lopa is a seasoned Adelaide performer. Having visited Ghana several times for professional development she continues to expand her knowledge of the culture; music, dance, food & languages. Her passion for music & thirst for Ghanaian culture is a perfect balance for the work they create together. “The universal language of music breaks language barriers, heals & empowers us. We love performing together & we love to share with you".
This innovative duo produces fusions of Afro indigenous folk music & roots reggae. Original songs performed in English & local Ghanaian dialects using Western & traditional instruments. Captivating combinations are beautifully arranged resulting in heartfelt & lyrical tracks. An unforgettable evening of passion, song & culture
March 3rd, 8pm THE SINGING GALLERY
March 9th, 7pm THE WEATSHEAF HOTEL