This website uses cookies. Read more about our cookie/privacy policy.

Accept and Close

The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Textured, melodic music that takes you on a journey.

Music and Love Band plays high energy kwela music inspired by the townships of Zimbabwe. They play high tempo songs with strong melodies and drum rhythms that summon the audience to dance. Recent performances include Leeds International Festival; World on our Doorstep; SO Africa and FreeDome Festival. African and western instruments fuse together to create interesting, textured music, drawing influences from southern and western Africa and Europe – with songs that tell stories and take you on journeys.

For Migration Matters in lockdown they have a selection of more soulful songs, featuring kora.

No booking required – join online below.

Free – donations welcome.

You might also like...

Dave O'Higgins Quartet

A performance from a quartet led by saxophonist, composer and educator Dave O'Higgins. Hosted by Sheffield Jazz in autumn 2017.

#OtisMensahExists

Sheffield poet laureate and hip-hop hero Otis Mensah presents a new series of ten songs, accompanied by original animations by illustrator Jim Spendlove. First in the series is a collaboration with Hemlock Ernst of the US-based band Future Islands.

Steve Fishwick 6

A performance at Sheffield Jazz in February 2016, from a band fronted by the jazz trumpet player widely considered to be one of the UK's greatest.

Alex McLean

A pioneer of the algorave scene, creating music through live coding.