Two of the most popular South West-based bands come together to cement the summer vibe as part of Lighthouse’s outdoor summer season. 

Thokozile Collective were formed on the back of a British Council music exchange back to South Africa in 2010. Performing at the legendary ‘Footprints of South Africa concert’ at Lighthouse, their vibrant world and acid jazz influenced sound received such a positive reception they have continued to sporadically perform ever since, at festivals such as Jazz By The Sea and Swanage Jazz Festival, as well as through support slots opposite bands like James Taylor Quartet and New Cool Collective. The band have built up a loyal following and were about to enjoy their busiest year yet until the lockdown intervened; they are delighted to get out on the road again with tonight’s performance, bringing to Lighthouse their trademark melodic saxophone and jangly guitars along with a kicking rhythm section. Expect melodic, vibrant jazz for the feet as well as the heart, and look out for a long-awaited debut EP later this year. 

We Afro Tallawah, hailing from the South West, have been busy at various festivals including Africa Comes to Bournemouth, Arts by the Sea, Tolpuddle Martyrs, Wilkswood Reggae and Purbeck Folk, becoming hugely popular with audiences  with their unique mix of reggae tinged with African influences. Tallawah means ‘small but significant’ and the band, featuring original singer-songwriters Afro Tallawah Asher and Ebi Sosseh, weave together influences from as far as Antigua, Jamaica, Gambia and Madagascar. Enjoy some musical warmth and good vibes outdoors on a summer evening. 


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