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    Numbi: A Night of Afro-Futurism!

    Numbi: A Night of Afro-Futurism! 23rd May at Rich Mix 8pm – 1am! NUMBI is back with a funky-intelle-techy night of futuristic rhythms, stunning performers and hot African Diasporic vibrations. It’s a night of spoken word, live music, dance and is accompanied by an exciting live VJ set! Opening the night is an eight minute […]

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    NUMBI – Rhythm WORKSHOPS!

    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 for this workshop Nadia Al Faghih Hasan and Freddy Macha. If […]

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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 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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    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

numbiafrofuturismevent

Numbi: A Night of Afro-Futurism!

Numbi: A Night of Afro-Futurism! 23rd May at Rich Mix 8pm – 1am! NUMBI is back with a funky-intelle-techy night of futuristic rhythms, stunning performers and hot African Diasporic vibrations. It’s a night of spoken word, live music, dance and is accompanied by an exciting live VJ set! Opening the night is an eight minute […]