by / May 14th, 2009 /

Niwel Tsumbu Irish tour

Since his arrival in Cork in 2004 from his war torn homeland of the Congo, Niwel Tsumbu has developed an enviable reputation as an elegant and fluent guitarist, vocalist and composer. Playing electric & acoustic guitars & singing mostly in his native ‘Lingala’, Niwel performs a range of music that stretches from contemporary versions of Congolese traditional music from the 1930s & 40s to modern Jazz.

Following the March release of his debut Song Of The Nations, Tsumbu and his band play dates across the country:

Sunday May 17th City Hall, Limerick
as part of Africa Day from 12noon until 6pm free admission

Thursday May 21st St. John’s Church, Knockainey, Co. Limerick
as part of Africa Day 8pm free admission

Friday May 22nd Pavilion, Cork – Festival of Africa

Saturday May 23rd Sin e, Cork – Festival of Africa
3.30pm – acoustic session

Sunday May 24th Iveagh Gardens, Dublin
as part of Africa Day (off Clonmel Street, Dublin 2) from 12 noon to 8pm free admission

Sunday May 24th Pavilion, Cork
As part of AFRICA DAY late night Jam Extravaganza 11pm

Monday May 25th Main Stage, Docks Village, Galway
as part of Africa Day outdoor event from 7.30pm

Wednesday May 27th Westport…details tba

Friday May 29th Life Festival CO MEATH

Saturday May 30th Wexford Arts Centre

Sunday May 31st Doonbeg Jazz festival, CLARE

Sunday June 21st Midsummer’s Night, Cork Midsummer Festival

Saturday July 11 & Sunday July 12th Cairde Festival, Sligo

Saturday 15th August Barnabrow House, Cork

Friday 4th September Electric Picnic