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Music for September

The Balmaya Project

Having just returned from The End of the Road Festival, where the shop had a stand, I heard this amazing band, The Balimaya Project, on the Main Stage

An exciting fusion of West African musical heritage with jazz, with the sounds of Black London to create something new and uplifting

Listen Here

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BALIMAYA ALBUM IMAGE FINAL 1

 

The word “Balimaya” comes from the Maninka language and means the essence of kinship. In Mande society, the ideology of kinship is engrained in the moral fabric of its people. Family ties aren’t just limited to blood relations. The concept of extended family created by marriage, cousinage, shared history within ethnicities and deeds done for one another is complex, but adhered to with great pride. This extended family model is what inspires Balimaya Project’s repertoire and mission

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We are specialists in hand made Leather goods including studded Dog Collars and wallets from 200 year old Russian Reindeer Leather; offering for sale a range of ethical tailored Clothing and wool knitwear and a collection of useful but beautiful Homeware made from HornLeatherWool: old and new Welsh blankets and textiles; Slate and Wood . As well as an eclectic selection of one-off collectibles in our Originals section

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