Barefoot and Lazy

Crazy Monday Jam Sessions

25 Oct 2017

Every Monday (start 21 end midnight)

Crazy Monday’ Jam Session is our weekly jam session – check FB for updates .

The crowd consist of a great mix of tourists, expats and local residents.
We have, in the four years since starting this initiative, been gifted with the participation of many world class musicians and managed to create numerous fantastic evenings with great audiences. These jam sessions also have on several occasions marked the beginning of interesting synergies between artists resulting in recordings and africa (and beyond) wide bookings.

Past special guests on our little stage: Joss Stone, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, Eric Wainaina, Sona Jobarteh, Tcheka, Derek Gripper, Moussa Diallo, Blessing Chimanga, Blitz The Ambassador, Maya Von Lekow, Carl Winther, Damian Soul,  Karyna Gomez, Ekow Alabi (Ebo Taylor band), Morten Schantz, Jim Kroft, Joe Driscoll, Karen Mukupa, Malfred Alfred,  Msafiri Zawose, Mzungu Kichaa, Liam Monkhouse (BJE), Grace Matata, One the Incredible, Paleface & MC Matre, Publish the Quest, Ashimba and many other great musicians from East Africa and far beyond. Occasional dj sets have included performances of top producers such as Richard Dorfmeister (Tosca/Kruder&Dorfmeister) and Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project)!

Crazy Monday has evolved into one of the main weekly live music events on the island, attracting crowds of 100 to 150+ people each time resulting in a sold out event.

A resident sound engineer guarantees high quality audio and the in-house PA system plus a variety of instruments belonging to the Lodge are available for participants during these occasions.One key aim is to gain exposure for local talent – these performers can gain hugely from meeting international artists on stage and we are holding regular workshops for their benefit:

Together with Learn Africa and DCMA, Red Monkey Lodge has also started a series of workshops leading into a pre-diploma outreach course supported by Goethe-Institut Tanzania, open to musicians and youth from the east coast of Zanzibar. Academic staff from DCMA run this regular monthly theory course at the Lodge.
Workshops so far have focused on basic music theory, guitar techniques, percussion, social media marketing, creative entrepreneurship, live audio and digital recording.

live music in zanzibar at red monkey lodge

live music in zanzibar at red monkey lodge