• SCARF Future Riddims

    Future Riddims: NUMBI Scarf Magazine Launch Party

    Numbi is back and as usual we come bearing gifts, a carnival of rhythms! Saturday 13th Dec from 8pm we present FUTURE RIDDIMS: NUMBI Scarf Magazine Launch Party. Join us as we launch Scarf Magazine issue 5; hot off the press, themed ‘Youth’ and titled Future Riddims explored visually, spatially and sonically through varied collaborations. […]

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    MUSLIM INSTITUTE AND NUMBI ARTS FUNDRAISING EVENING

    MUSLIM INSTITUTE AND NUMBI ARTS FUNDRAISING EVENING   A special evening of live music, spoken word and eclectic jams to raise funds for both the Muslim Institute and Numbi Arts! The evening will include a charity auction of exclusive art by some of the best (and our favourite) contemporary Muslim and diasporic artists in the […]

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    NUMBI: SHAKE! Showcase no.5 #Headspace

    NUMBI presents: SHAKE! Showcase No.5: #Headspace POETRY + MUSIC + FILM PREMIERE Our 5th Shake! showcase is set to be the biggest & most explosive yet! Teaming up with the afro-funky family vibes of NUMBI we’ll be presenting freshly created poetic, filmic & musical responses to injustice (themed around #HEADSPACE) from the participants of the […]

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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 […]

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

SCARF Future Riddims

Future Riddims: NUMBI Scarf Magazine Launch Party

Numbi is back and as usual we come bearing gifts, a carnival of rhythms! Saturday 13th Dec from 8pm we present FUTURE RIDDIMS: NUMBI Scarf Magazine Launch Party. Join us as we launch Scarf Magazine issue 5; hot off the press, themed ‘Youth’ and titled Future Riddims explored visually, spatially and sonically through varied collaborations. […]