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Wednesday 29 March 2023

Forward Unto Camden

I rounded off a month of quality gigs last night with a show I have been eagerly looking forward since January.

January 2020 that is. That was when I booked our tickets to see The Abyssinians at the Jazz Cafe in London's swinging Camden. Three years and five postponements later - three lockdowns, one visa problems and one COVID outbreak in the tour party - they finally made it.

Unfortunately one of the founding members, Bernard Collins, is not well at the moment and is not able to travel. It did not detract from a great performance though. Main man Donald Manning - writer of many of their best known songs including "Satta Massa Gana" - was very ably supported by George Henry and Everton Pessoa.  

We had a great night, I am sure you would have too. The video has an hour of the same line-up recorded live last year, so sit back and pretend you were there. 

"This Land Is For Everyone" - The Abyssinians

"Abednigo/ Dub" - The Abyssinians