|HAYA TWENDE! African Music Concert|
19 Sep 2015
“Let’s Go For It!”
Soulful, soaring, deep, and divine,
Mim's presence and music is a blessing.
Mim Suleiman has been described as a pint sized performer with a planet-sized personality. She sings Afro-beat mixed with global fusion, mostly in her native Swahili, with occasional detours into English and other languages such as Fulani. Mim Suleiman is a versatile vocalist, a generous and vibrant performer. Together with her own rhythms and dance moves Mim is gifted with a big voice, a charismatic and ecstatic personality.
Recently Mim performed as one of the 80 members of the highly acclaimed Africa Express train tour of the UK, and in the BT River of Music as part of the pre-Olympic world music festival. A Real World recorded and WOMAD listed artist, Mim also runs singing and storytelling workshops.
Presently Mim is writing a book about the food, music and stories of Zanzibar. Her knowledge will inform her weekend workshop on The Scents and Sounds of Africa. http://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/courses/scents_and_sounds_of_africa_and_beyond
Together with filmmaker Zippy Kimundu, she is also working on a film "uSISTA", travelling across East Africa encountering a variety of women who tell their stories, leading us to a different understanding of the way the world turns.
Mim Suleiman has released two solo albums. She also sang backing vocals on the award winning album 'Tell no Lies' by Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara (aka JuJu).
Mim Suleiman is a singer songwriter who revels in her East African musical heritage, driven by powerful soulful vocals, sung mostly in Swahili and delivered with a big heart and exuberant dance. She facilitates memorable and engaging workshops and Swahili rooted cultural shows and regularly performs at Womad. She is currently researching the cultural gems of East Africa as part of a major project.