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    NUMBI – A NIGHT OF AFROPOLITAN DANDIES – Saturday 8th Feb

      NUMBI is back, Sexier, livelier, funkier, this February we kick off the year celebrating the deliciousness of Afropolitan Dandies. The trademark music, the warm ambience and the utterly gorgeous performers you’ve come to love – but with more spice added to keep you warm! In the poets’ corner, we have NUMBI Residents Artist the […]

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    NUMBI Rhythm workshops

    These workshops will be an introduction to playing the djembe (drum). Come join in for a fun and creative jam session for all, no experience needed just an open heart on a rhythmic journey. We provide the drums and begin with learning basic techniques that lead to creating our own rhythm with Numbi guest artists […]

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    Numbi AFRO-DISCO! Featuring AfroBeat Rhythm King TONY ALLEN

    In the last in our year-long series of revolutionary themed events: Numbi brings you the legendary Master Drummer and Afrobeat Rhythm King, Tony Allen, in conversation with Numbi resident artist Elmi Ali on the launch of his book:Tony Allen: An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat (Duke University Press). Tony Allen will also be […]

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    NUMBI Book Launch – Sept 10th 2013

    We’re blessed to have such a talented number of writers in our family. If you need some reading inspiration this is a Numbi night not to be missed…! Featuring: The official London launch of Numbi resident poet SAI MURRAY‘s debut poetry collection: “Ad-liberation“  Delighting in cut-n-paste wordplay and following in the committed political footsteps of […]

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    SCARF Vol 1 Issue 4 Preview

    Here’s a special preview of our forthcoming SCARF magazine cover featuring stunning artwork by Kanitta Meechubot. We’re super excited about this next issue and have some amazing content in store -  attendees to our NUMBI: SCARF / KWANI? Magazine Launch Party will get a chance to get their hands on a special limited edition promotional […]

The Gist

NUMBI is a kind of dance that happens in Somalia where one lets go of one’s inhibitions and gets free. It is that ethos, with the emphasis on freedom, that inspired NUMBI founder, Kinsi Abdulleh, to set up the organisation in 1998.

We’re about celebrating the international and local voices that don’t have the materials or platform to express their voices. We’re about art, we’re about beauty and we’re about fostering a sense of community and solidarity amongst artists, arts-lovers, creatives and dreamers of all stripes.

Events

amiri maya dance

NUMBI – A NIGHT OF AFROPOLITAN DANDIES – Saturday 8th Feb

  NUMBI is back, Sexier, livelier, funkier, this February we kick off the year celebrating the deliciousness of Afropolitan Dandies. The trademark music, the warm ambience and the utterly gorgeous performers you’ve come to love – but with more spice added to keep you warm! In the poets’ corner, we have NUMBI Residents Artist the […]