THE METISSE SESSIONS


A fortnightly show offering a wide choice of World Music ranging from Afro-Beat, Afro-Hip Hop, Afro-Pop, Soukous, Coupé-Décalé, R’n’B, Funk, Roots, Reggae and Ragga Dancehall, Kwaito Beat, Reggaeton, Balkan-Beat, Latin-Beat and many more. Thursday’s 4pm-7pm (GMT). Rotating fortnightly with ‘Dub Odessey’

The Métisse Sessions also aim to give local Bristol based artists and musicians an opportunity to showcase their musical talents and give live interviews.

April 2007, at The SouthBank Club, I organised and delivered a monthly event entitled “Métisse Sessions” which offered live music and World music DJing.

These are some of the artists and bands who took part in those monthly sessions:

• Puravida
• Acustica
• James Morton
• Hélélé
• Mankala
• The Smokestack Shakers
• Tom McAllister
• Alf Hale
• Fromage En Feu
• Fofoulah
• Biram Seck
• Silent Theatre

 

DJ MANROUF


GENRES PLAYED


  • Afro – Beat 100%
  • Rhythm and Blues 100%
  • Reggae 100%
  • Roots 100%
  • Funk 100%

I was invited to play backstage at WOMAD Charlton Park in July 2009 and at Glastonbury Festival in June 2010.

Charity Fundraising:

In January 2014, I founded a charity project named IAMU – International Arts Musically United which aims to use World Music events to raise funds for education in some less fortunate schools around the world.  A primary school in Dakar, Senegal has been chosen as our first beneficiary – École Élémentaire Parcelles Assainies.

Supported and encouraged by the British Council and Comic Relief representatives, IAMU’s main target is to help build an Information Communication Technology room (ICT) as well as building cultural bridges between primary schools in the UK and abroad.
As a short-term target, IAMU aims to help École Élémentaire Parcelles Assainies to improve its sanitation.

In October 2014, at my last event at the Hen and Chicken, Bristol, 24 local shops and businesses on North Street took part in a generous raffle night.

Disc Jockey, Passion Radio Bristol

FAVOURITE ARTISTS


  • Tiken Jah Fakoly
  • Selah Sue
  • K’naan
  • Nneka
  • Abd al Malik
  • Vanessa da Mata
  • Seckou Keita
  • Gilberto Gil
  • Daby Toure
  • Eddie KENZO
  • Starboy Entertainment Crew
  • BélO
  • FUSE ODJ

 

EVENTS AND GIGS


From late 1990s, as Métisse, I was featured on several musical events and clubs in Bristol and surroundings:

  • The Arc Bar, Bristol
  • The Canteen, Bristol
  • The Plough Inn, Bristol
  • Tobacco Factory, Bristol
  • The Welsh Back, Bristol
  • Time Piece, Exeter
  • The Monkey Suit, Exeter

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