29th Feb: 13-piece band live in South Brent – A sell out!

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Devon Afrobeat Collective will be live in South Brent supporting an event organised by South Brent Refugee Support Network raising funds for Action for Education, a refugee charity providing education programmes, basic services and safe spaces for displaced women, children and youth in Chios, Greece.

Come and dance to the 13-piece band with three fabulous singers, four horns and a cracking rhythm section.

Where? South Brent Village Hall (directions here)

When? Saturday 29 February 2020, 8pm – 11pm. (Doors open at 7.30pm.)
Plus bar & raffle.

Support: Mbira music from Zimbabwe. Local mbira players, Kennedy Chinyeri, Alan Kerr and David Holmes play traditional hypnotic trance music.

Tickets: £7 from Artworks, with any remaining tickets £8 on the door

Want to help South Brent Refugee Support Network on the evening? Call Jude on 07970 005052

Exeter Street Arts Festival


Saturday Aug 24th Exeter Pheonix

Supporting Yellowman

He’ll be joined by support from Dakar Audio Club, an Afrofusion band playing uplifting West African Mashups and Devon Afrobeat Collective [we are on around 21.00] providing wall to wall danceable grooves and Ishmael Ensemble – one of the UK’s finest new groups, headed by multi-instrumentalist and established DJ Pete Cunningham.

Fill up on your world beats intake in one fantastic evening of music!

Gigs 2019

We have a dozen or so gigs in the pipeline ranging from private parties to headlining at a festival. All mainly in the Plymouth/Exeter/South Devon area.

I will post dates for public events as they are confirmed. If you are keen to catch us then contact us

Some Feedback

unnamedWhat a fantastic set at the Bell last night. I haven’t heard a groove that good since I don’t know when, drums, bass and conga marriage made in heaven. You guys have gotta do some more gigs, like Barry says – let’s dance – and Stu’s voice was superb, just gotta learn those lines………….
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Moretonhamstead Sun 24th

Message from MMD

The Bell Inn – Moretonhampsteadl.

This is what you can expect to see and hear Moreton Music Day on Sunday 24th June:

5pm… The Treaty

6pm… Quorum Official

7pm… Devon Afrobeat Collective

8pm… Johnny Fuller, Matt Jackson & Chris Yarwood

9pm… Five Finger Discount

10pm… The Dockneys

That’s just one stage out of 5. More news to follow!

Devon Afrobeat Collective at World Café, Totnes, 23rd June (7pm)

Food in Community in conjunction with Integr8 UK are celebrating diversity with our first World Cafe, bringing together some local musicians and dancers and wonderful food representing different regions of our world.


The event will be at the Methodist Church Totnes on 23 June, from 3pm to 8pm.


The event is part of Refugee Awareness Week and is a Pay What You Feel event. Profits will be shared between Integr8 UK and Food in Community. Suggested donation is £5 – £10 and includes food and all performances.


Line up:

3.00- 3.30  Dmitry Babichev and guest (Eastern European)

3.45- 4.15  Adnan Al Khalifa & Barry Cohen (Middle Eastern)

4.30- 5.15  Badenya (African)

5.30- 6.00  Rob Carney (World songs)

6.15-  6.45  Anna George & friends  (Bollywood dancing)

7.00- 7.45   Devon Afrobeat Collective (West African)

Finding that we cannot get it together to record ourselves or photograph ourselves during a gig because we are too busy pumping out the music.

A plea to audience members – send us your pics and vids so we can share ourselves with the world.


Send us pics and vids!

First outing for the Devon Afrobeat Collective

All 14 of us will be playing in Totnes on Saturday 19th May at The Dartmouth Inn (on The Plains, Totnes).  We’re upstairs – not the rock band downstairs!  We’re starting around 7.30pm.
The line up is 4 horns, keyboard, 2 guitars, bass, drums, percussion, singer and 3 backing singers.
This is our first outing – an informal first gig for friends. Come and dance and tell us how we sound.  Entry by contribution, with profits going to a local charity, Integr8uk, to support refugees.