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Charity Number: 1152721


GFMA Community Office 020 8293 9310 - Registered Office 020 8858 9497

GFMA 'Civic Award Winners for outstanding contribution to Arts and Entertainment'

GFMA Project Manager Louisa Le Marchand 'Civic Award Winner for outstanding contribution to the Community'

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If you would like to see any of the artists performing at our events, you can visit or you can contact us direct. Some of our more popular events do sell out so it is always advisable to buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Bands & Artists

GFMA have some of the most exciting World Music Artist from a wide range of genres and disciplines based in the UK today.


As an organisation, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our events and festivals we produce and so it is with the artists we recommend. We really do have something for everyone from top International UK jazz musicians to world-class African, Indian Chinese and Latin American musicians. We also have some of the finest British Folk artist and highly experienced workshop leaders.

If you would like us to help you with a forthcoming event or special day please contact us to discuss how we can help you make it a day to remember! If you are an artist looking for a professional recording studio then look no further than GFMA!

A great time is guaranteed at our events

We can help you create a day to remember



Call us to get the tickets you want for all types of music and entertainment. We have something for everyone!

020 8858 9497


XZT- an amazing Nigerian Highlife Jazz 7 piece band with some incredible musicians

Aubrei Woki and the Kalahari Band – The brilliant composer from Botswana and his high energy band.

The Claude Deppa - South African Township Jazz, happy vibrant upbeat music with internationally renowned trumpeter Claude Deppa

Boombaya - Ghanaian Highlife band lead by Osibisa guitarist Alfred Kari Bannerman

Afrikan Jambo - Congolese high energy music with great harmonies

Jazzmoss – Poetic jazz group featuring some high level UK jazz musicians including:  Art Theman, Henry Lowther, Trevor Tomkins with songs composed and sung by Louisa Le Marchand

Seddik Zebiri and his band - Algerian Ria music

Sarah Ndagire and her band - visiting Ugandan singer performing music from her latest album 'A Taste of Uganda'

The Jim Mullen Trio – Leading Jazz Guitarist and his trio

Echoes of the Shletl – Top quality Jewish, Klezmer Jazz  

Kalakuta - 10 piece Nigerian Afrobeat high energy band led by Fela Kuti's guitarist Emeka Elundu  

Art Theman Quartet – One of the UKs top saxophonist and his quartet

Appeles Ogaga - Kenyan singer with her band performing songs from her new album out this year

The Mock Tudor Band - Tudor music with some very interesting instruments and strong vocals

Milly Namuksa and Band – Lively Ugandan music from this triple album artist

Women of Kampala – Five top female Ugandan singer and band

Freddy Macha and Friends – Tanzanian musician and poet with some diverse instrumentation

Ancestral Voices – World Music Fusion Band

Debiriya Sicar - Indian singer/Sitar player performing traditional Indian music accompanied by her tabla player

Unnata Dasgupta - Traditional and contemporary, Indian singer/harmonium player with her band

Mina Nakao - This amazing Japanese singer has the most beautiful voice and performs with a band or her piano player

Debiriya Sicar - Indian singer/Sitar player performing traditional Indian music accompanied by her tabla player

Mina Nakoa - This amazing Japanese singer has the most beautiful voice and performs with a band or her piano player

Minouche Kaftel - Jewish singer with band, accompanist or backing track

Cheng Yu – Chinese Pipa Player

Singing groups

Morrigon - Four piece traditional English acapella group

Russian Sovenir - Female Russian singing group

Mike Porter – Irish and British Folk Music

Chris Harrison – Original and Tradition Folk Music


Drumming and dance groups

Shake n Dance - 8 piece traditional Uganda drumming and dance group

Malaika Dance Unique – Kenyan drumming and dance group

Tamil Dance group - Traditional Tamil dancers


Artist that have performed for GFMA and be contacted via GFMA though their agents

Julie Felix - International folk star who had her own television shows in the sixties and seventies

Wiz Jones – Top Blues and Folk guitarist and singer (a truly amazing artist)

Martin Carthy – BBC Lifetime Folk award winner and leader in his field

Zoe Rahman -  International Jazz Pianist


Some of the GFMA Workshop Leaders

Freddy Macha – Drumming – Poetry – Music – Storytelling  

Louisa Le Marchand- Storytelling – Poetry – Music

Milly Namukasa – Dance – Drumming – Theatre

Mutsa Mankola – Art and Design  

Lydia Tett – African Dance – Drumming and Art

Fab Moses – Acrobatics – Juggling – Capoeira

Claude Deppa – Drumming – Music – Storytelling  

Garry Orr - Street dance

Sabu – Capoeria

Emanuel the Magnificent - Ghanaian acrobat and juggler


Poets from a variety of cultures and styles

Children's Theatre

We also have PA systems ranging from:

2k with 1k fold-back - £300

5k with 2k fold-back - £800

20k with 5k fold-back - £1,500


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Hi Louisa and all at GFMA thank you so much for inviting us to play last friday.

It was so lovely to play for such good listeners, so many of our engagements are as background music at parties. so it was an absolute pleasure to play for such and attentive audience.


We were made to feel so welcome too. Its heart warming in these times (where you have so many faceless promoters booking bands to further their own ends) to know that there are groups putting on great music events for local people.


Thanks from all of us at Pangaea


- Dan

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