Live SOLO Music and Poetry-Thurs 1 March, 2018–  Earl of Chatham Pub, 15 Thomas St – WOOLWICH SE18 6HU. FREE ENTRY- 7.30 – 10 pm



Friday 23 March, 2018- Live DUET with Singer- Songwriter LilyBud, Frank Dene Tennis Club – Bexleyheath

Playing Percussion  with Singer -Songwriter Musician Lillybud    Produced in conjunction with GFMA ( Global Fusion Music and Arts, Greenwich )







Live with Bossa Bandits – Saturday 10 Feb 2018- Stage Door, Waterloo- Freddy on Mixed Samba percussion- pandeiro, Agogo Bells, Shakers, etc




Live with Bossa Bandits Band -Sunday 31 Dec 2017 Freddy on mixed   Percussionpandeiro, tambourine, bells, shakers, et 

A hue of Latin jazz grooves sang in London tones, cheeky English  verse and scope

Live with Bossa Bandits Band – East Finchley- Stag Sessions Thurs 7 Dec, 2017 


Bald Faced Stag Pub- 69 High Road,  N2 8AB

Hosted by Musician/ Actress Roushbaiani

A hue of Latin jazz grooves sang in London tones, cheeky English  verse and scope

Freddy on mixed   Percussionpandeiro, tambourine, bells, shakers, etc

Live Solo- Christmas  Party Gig – Wed 20 Dec 2017

As part of GFMA mixed musicians concert- 




Saturday 11 November, 2017-Evening-  Live at Frank Dene Tennis Club – Bexleyheath

Playing Percussion  with Singer -Songwriter Musician Lillybud & Supported by singer Songwriter Joanna Adamiak.    Produced in conjunction with GFMA ( Global Fusion Music and Arts, Greenwich )




Thurs 2 November, 2017- Live Spoken Word & Music- 7.30-10pm-

The Earl of Chatham Pub, 15  Thomas Street, Woolwich, SE18 6HU

Global Fusion Music & Arts Production

Freddy performs jazzy poems and songs on guitar















Monday 6 Nov , 2017 – Freddy’s regular Mondays 

Percussion &  GFMA drumming Group

Mascalls Rooms, Victoria Way. Free . 7.30-8.30pm

Info Tel 0208 858 9497

Beginners , Intermediate and Advanced Welcome

Thurs 9 Nov, 2017- Private Function SW1 area- Evening

Freddy with his Kitoto Trio

Featuring Gwang ( Perc), Khamis (Sax), Freddy ( Vocs/ Guit)


Sat 11 Nov, 2017. New Town Square Mill Hill 

with Bossa Bandits band

Freddy on Brazilian Percussion


Wed 18 October, 2017 – African Poetry and Music Night

Promoting recently published collection of Best New African Poets Anthology- 2016


Mycennae House, 90 Mycennae Rd, SE37SE. Doors Open at 7pm

Featuring diverse artists


Aubrei Woki (Botswana), Joseph “JJ” Adamson (Uganda) , Betty G Hunter (Sierra Leone)

Poets and Writers 

Fred Juma (Kenya), Badradeen Mohammed (Sudan), Yemaja Sekhmet-Maat (Ghana)- , Mario Jerome (Mauritius) , etc

Special Dance Performance

By Lydia Olet (Kenyan multi disciplinary artist)


Wednesday 4 October, 2017- Live African- Jazz- Pop Music- 12pm

Freddy Solo at the Posh Club- St Pauls Church Hall, Stoke Newington, N16 7UE

For people aged over 60 plus guests… have to book by calling Tel 07938 985 644.  The dress code is POSH. From 12- 3pm
















Fri 27 Oct , 2017 -Live Freddy Solo – Drumming and Guitar songs- Global Fusion Music and Arts event

Mycennae house, 90 Mycennae Rd, SE3 7SE. Doors Open 7pm

Thursday 5 October, 2017

Freddy Macha Solo- Guitar songs

Shereen’s STAG SESSIONS, East Finchley, from 8pm. Free Enttry

Bald Headed Stag Bar

69 High Road, East Finchley, N2 8AB






Freddy Hosts a Spoken word and Music Event- Dalston, Hackney, London


Sunday 10 Sept, 2017 – from 3pm

Sunday 3 SEPT 2017 – From 6pm Sharp

Thursday 12  January, 2017- 6.30- 8pm

Freddy Macha Solo Music and Poetry @ London School of Economic



 Houghton Street, London


Hosted by STAR – Students Action for Refugees









Wed 4 Jan, 2017

Kicking off Open Mic at White Post Cafe, Hackney Wick. Hosting, and co-ordinating- Live Music

Free Entry

WE are back at White Post Cafe, Hackney Wic

Saturday 3 December, 2016

Freddy Macha Live Music – Solo- at the Charity Gala – The Albany, South London









Wednesday  30  November, 2016 from 6.00 pm


With OTHER Student and International poets

Freddy Macha Solo- Performance Poetry – @ London School of Economics,  Houghton Str, WC2A 2AE 


Sunday 13 November 2016

Freddy performs music and poetry with BARDS WITHOUT BORDERS –  WHITE CHAPEL LONDON

As part of the WRITE IDEA FESTIVAL 2016

Sunday 6 November 2016- Red Clay Riverside Studios, Tottenham



Sunday 30 October 2016- Halloween Music – 7 pm

Freddy plays percussion with the Latin mellow band – BOSSA BANDITS

The Cavendish Arms, 128 Hartington Rd, Stockwell, London SW8 2HJ

Sat 29 October 2016

Freddy performs Solo Music and Poetry



Black History Month EVENT – 3PM – 5PM

Redbridge Library, Clement Road, IG1 1EA- Tel 0208 708 2414


includes an OPEN MIC SLOT

Sat 15 October 2016

Freddy Macha performs at the Bengali Book Festival

Music and Poetry- as part of Bards without Borders- 400 Years of William Shakespeare

The Waterlily, 68 MIle End, London E1

5.30 –  6.15 pm

More info Shamim 0798 442 7989

Bards at Arcola Theatre , Jan 2016

Fri 14 October 2016

Freddy performs Solo Music on guitar and piano- Stratford Circus Arts Centre, East London

7- 10 PM

As part of WHERE IS HOME?-

Friday 15 July , 2016

F Macha - writer and Musician 2016

Freddy plays music with Somali writer Farah Mohammed at….

Srebrenica Gig


Freddy hosts and plays for….


Bedroom Bar flyer Mondays 2016- by F Macha















Shakespeare 400 Years Anniversary

Bards without Borders Summer  Tour ENDS AT Ledbury Poetry Festival

Freddy performing at Market Theatre

….with Bards without Borders and Kit drummer, jazz musician -David Tappeser….

Freddy with BwBs at lebury Poetry Festival July 2016



Saturday 18 Birmingham Library  2pm – 3pm

More details

Saturday 18 June – Buster Mantis, Deptford – 8pm

3-4 Resolution Way, SE8 4NT London,

Thursday 23 June-Croydon College – 11 am- Freddy Solo Djembe, Music and Poetry ( Shakespeare theme)

Freddy Macha - Bedroom Bar 2016

Refugee Day

Friday 24 June, Mycennae House, Greenwich – International Acoustic Night

Global Fusion Music & Arts
International Acoustic Music & Dance Nights 
Part of Refugee Week
Friday 24th June
Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, SE3 7SE
Doors open at 7pm – music from 7.30-10.30
£4 concession on the door
June 24 Greenwich


Solo drum andSpoken word  performance, Bengali LIterature  Festival, Rich Mix, – Sat 21 May, 2016- 3pm – 5pm….

Family Day. All welcome…   More info :



Drumming at Coffee Festival Spring 2013







WITHOUT BORDERSSHAKESPEARE 400 YEARS ANNIVERSARY-ONGOING TOUR @ Theatre Utopia, Mathews Yard, 1 Mathews Yard, Croydon, CRO 1 FF,  UK, Friday 20 May, 2016- 7.30-9 pm


More Info :


Bards at Arcola Theatre , Jan 2016





Freddy with Bards colleagues Shamim Azad and Hamdi Khalif (3rd  and 4th from left ) , plus  fans after BWBs  gig at Arcola Theatre , Dalston, East London, Jan 2016.

SHAKESPEARE 400 YEARS ANNIVERSARY- @ Rich Mix, East London, Saturday 23 April, 2016- 8 pm

Freddy Macha performs poetry with music and dramatisation…

in the company of other poets and exciting writers from all over the world


Richmix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

Tickets: Adults – £10, Senior & Student – £8 (+£1.50 booking fee)


Nearest overground: Shoreditch High Street (East London line)

Nearest underground: Liverpool St, Old St, Bethnal Green and Aldgate East

Freddy Macha with collected works of Shakespeare outside London's The Globe- pic by Barbara lopez 2016









Freddy outside Globe Theater, South London, where Shakespeare performed most of his works four centuries ago….


Freddy Macha Solo – Guitar Songs of Love, Solidarity and Comfort

Freddy Macha-paka mweusi










International Women History Month – Thursday 10 March, 2016

Gants Hill Library, East London,  from 6.30 pm. Followed by Q and A session. Organised by Exile Writers Ink.

Live Solo African Percussion,  Poetry and Shakespeare

Rich Mix, East London,  Friday 26 February, 2016- 3pm

Freddy Macha leads Ngoma song at SOAS- by Sarah Freeman Immigrant Perspective on Shakespeare 400 years Anniversary 2016

Bards Without Borders and Counterpoint Arts, London

Next Big Show Shakespeare Death 400 Anniversary- 23 April, 2016. With other members of the “Bards Without Borders” cast. Dirge Poetry….

Freddy Macha – Solo  Drum, Percussion and Poetry- Monday  15 February,  2016

Amnesty International Centre, London, Refugee Week Conference

More info :

Freddy Macha 2013- pic by Ian McCallum



Freddy Macha performs poetry with music

Bards Without Borders

An international cast of writers and poets

Saturday 30 January, 2016

18.30 hrs

Arcola Theatre,  24 Ashwin Road, London E8 3DL


  Monday 1 February, 2016

19 hrs

Poetry Cafe

22 Betterton Street, London WC2H  9BX

Freddy Macha hosting Open Mic – EVERY MONDAY

Singer songwriters, multi instrumentalist musicians, spoken word artists

15 minutes slot

Bedroom Bar flyer Mondays 2016- by F Macha

For more details and to Register



Mondays 20-23 hrs (8-11pm)

Bring friends and companions. Entry Free, Bar and restaurant. Good food. Romantic and chilled.

Get Up Stand Up – Bedroom Bar

68 RIvington Street, Shoreditch, Hackney, London EC2A  3AY

Free Entry


Shakespeare 400 Years April 2016

“Bards without Borders”

Selfie of group Sat 28 Nov- by F Macha

Freddy Macha ( in a selfie with other superb international writers ) performs Poetry and music  written in inspiration with Shakespeare legend

  1. Hackney Showroom – 3 December 2015, 19.30 hrs
  2. Arcola Theatre , Dalston- 30 January, 2016
  3. Poetry Cafe, Convent Garden- 1 February, 2016

More details :

Thursday 19 November, 2015- Live Drumming, Guitar and Song – The Russet , London

Freddy Macha Solo drumming and music on the guitar. Swahili songs and Afro feel.


Fundraising event. Benefit for Mboni ya Vijana, Kigoma.

More info J Chapman  +44- 7815 053 779

Tanzania Development Trust Fund project.

The Russet London by F Macha
17 Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT
Tel: 020 3095 9731


Sunday 8th November, 2015-  TANZANIAN MUSIC IN READING

Afternoon Workshop-  Drumming for children and families- 3pm with Freddy Macha

Evening workshop and live Tanzanian music with Three Tanzanian Musicians, Multi instrumentalist  Saidi Kanda, singer – songwriter, acrobat Fab Moses and Freddy Macha

For tickets and details follow link

Come and celebrate 40 years of the Britain-Tanzania Society and of the Tanzania Development Trust with an afternoon of children’s events, including a Drum Workshop for children by Freddy Macha, followed by refreshments ( between 17.00 – 18.00) and an evening of Tanzanian music from: FREDDY MACHA ( instruments and drums), SAIDI KANDA ( traditional instruments) and FAB MOSES ( Swahili singer, dancer and acrobat) as well as local singers, choirs and dancers.

The Warehouse
1a Cumberland Road,
United Kingdom

Sunday 4th October 2015- Freddy Macha Solo Music and Percussion show- Exhibition of photographs. TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE APPEAL  FOLLOWING LINK BELOW

Fundraising  event at 21 Old Ford Road Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL. More info

Flyer by Evelina Moceviciute 2015










Tuesday 29th Sept and 13th October 2015- African Percussion – Free Workshops for families and everyone. Evening leisure activities. With Freddy Macha

7.30pm- 8.30pm. Mascalls Meeting Rooms, Off Victoria Way, Charlton, SE7 7TT

Organized by Global Fusion Music and Arts. More info +44- 20- 8858- 9497

Thursday 6th August and 20th August- African Percussion – Free Workshops for families. Summer holidays activities. With Freddy Macha

2.30pm- 3.30pm. Mascalls Meeting Rooms, Off Victoria Way, Charlton, SE7 7TT

Organized by Global Fusion Music and Arts. More info +44- 20- 8858- 9497

Freddy Drums - Germany May 2012- pic by Luis Tome Passarello

Freddy Macha and his drum. Pic by Luis Tome Pasarello.

Freddy Macha- Ngoma workshop - pic by Claire Cole May 2014


Freddy Macha performs his Writings at


Exiled Lit Cafe   -Poetry Place, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX

Sounds of Africa

Positive and Negative narratives of Africa

Includes other artists from Zimbabwe and Ghana. Hosted by writer, Handsen Chikorowe.

Monday 3rd August 2015 at 7.30 pm

£5 or £3 EWI members & asylum seekers…….More info

 Charlton Community Day- Sunday 19th July, 2015 ….1pm till 5pm

Live Music, Dog show, Face Painting, Massage, Children Races, Free Workshops

Freddy giving  Head , Upper Body Massage and Reflexology.

In the grounds of Charlton House, Charlton Road, Greenwich, London SE7 8 RE

Organised  by Global Fusion Music and Arts

Tel +44 208 858 9597        Or          + 44 7976 941435

Kiwi - by FMacha

Freddy Macha participation in UK Africa Day-  Bank Holiday  Weekend- May 2015

Week of 14th- 23rd May, 2015- Series of Drumming workshops at Gordon Primary School, Eltham, South London

Africa Day 2015 events


Saturday 23rd May, Noon- Performance of the children at Passey Place, Eltham, South London.


More info  Tel 0208 858 9497








Monday  25th May, 2015. Daytime workshops. Thamesmead Link.  Freddy Leads drumming and percussion

Africa Day 2015- Thamesmead Link













Freddy Macha – Live Solo Drumming and Song- Friday 6th February, 2015

Cambridge University Eastern African Society [CamEAS]

LogoAn evening to help children in East Africa. To help AFRINSPIRE…    …and Children in Freedom



Freddy Macha Live Solo Music Gig – Amnesty International Human Rights Center

Freddy Macha- Ngoma- pic by Urban Pulse 2014

Thurs -January 15th, 2015. 7pm. Entry  £5 / £4 for Exiled Writers Members

 Grand Exiled Literature Awards Night

For Winners of Poetry Competition. Other performers incl. Ziba Karbassi, Fatieh Saudi, Le Gazhikane Musikante Band


Address : 17-25  New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (Tube  Old Street, Overground, Shoreditch High Street)

More info :

 Ngoma - by F Macha 2014

Freddy Macha Drumming Jam with others- Rich Mix- Bethnal Green- Saturday 13th Dec, 2014

8pm – midnight . Numbi Night. Featuring a variety of spoken word artists, musicians and Tanzanian star, Saidi Kanda

Freddy Macha Solo Live Drumming and Song @  The Tabernacle- Friday 28th Nov, 2014

6pm onwards

Food, Music and Thoughts


34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY. Entry £20. Fundraising event.

Dira Foundation Launch for Kilimanjaro education. More details visit

Live drumming and Percussion Workshops Autumn 2014 with Freddy Macha

Freddy Macha loves drums-pic by Louisa Le Marchand, London 2014

Sunday 16th November, 2014 at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, 11am-3pm

Facilitating with Percussionist and Djembe player, Nadia Al Faghih Hasan

Drums and percussion  provided. Also included Theatre and Dance, Tai Chi and Yoga relaxation drills.

Entry £10 for a family of four. Otherwise £10 for 4 hours.

Watch clip of previous sessions Percussion Workshop Rich Mix, London – Summer 2014

Saturday  1st November, 2014 at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, 1-2pm

Facilitating with Percussionist and Djembe player, Nadia Al Faghih Hasan

Saturday October 18th, 1-5pm , Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

Fun day for children and families. Free entry. Drums provided.

Organised by Global Fusion Music and Arts

Freddy Macha Solo Poetry with Music  as part of BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

THURSDAY 16th OCT, 2014 7 pm….RICHMOND LIBRARY, Little Green, Richmond, TW9 1QL

African Voices

WEB-Freddy Guitar deeply

Sharing evening with Zimbabwe writers : Belinda Zhawi and Handsen Chikowore… Organised by

Freddy Macha will be performing materials from his forthcoming Album of music and spoken word. 



with Freddy Macha- organised by Global Fusion Music and Arts

Fun and family day at Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

1- 4 pm 

More info Tel 0208 858 9497



Saturday July 19th, 2014- Taster Day Festival- 1pm to 5pm.

GLOBAL FUSION MUSIC AND ARTS- showcases workshops on various topics including Media and broadcasting, African Drumming, Salsa Dancing, Performance Poetry, Acrobatics, etc. Freddy Macha will be facilitating  Vocals techniques  focusing on public speaking.

Address : 124A  Blaker Court, Cherry Orchard Estate, Charlton, London SE7 7EU

Nearest trains – Charlton, Greenwich and North Greenwich

Entry is free for the public. Families, disabled and children welcome.

Freddy Macha - Ngoma workshop London May 2014- pic by Claire Cole

Sunday July 20th, 2014- Drumming and African Percussion- 11am to 3pm

Ongoing residency since Spring 2014 Freddy Macha shares the facilitating with percussionist Nadia Al Faghih Hassan. Showing basic drumming techniques, songs, dance, theatre,  freedom of movement, stress release drills and much more. All levels welcome.

Family event. £10 for a family of 4; £6 concs. Bring your instrument, otherwise drums provided.


35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Nearest trains : Shoreditch Overground, Bethnal Green and Liverpool street

More info please contact Kinsi -07713-427917

Summer Drumming Workshops at Mascalls Rooms, off Victoria Way, Charlton, London SE7

Freddy drumming workshops Summer 2014- pic by Liz Rees

Organised by Global Fusion Music and Arts- Tel +44-208 858-9497

Freddy drumming 2013


Freddy running drumming workshops- August 2014- pic by Liz Rees

Contact Freddy for more info.  +44-7961-833040


Sunday 21st September- Peace Concert at Charlton House- South London

Charlton House, Charlton Road, London SE7 8RE

Featuring international folk singer, Julie Felix, celebrating her 50 years in show business

Freddy on Piano- London 2014

A selected number of international artists and musicians. Also featured is Scottish performer, HARRY FAIRLEY,  reciting poetry accompanied by Freddy Macha on Piano.

MC- Zarina …

F Macha Piano for Scot Harry Fairley Sept 2014- pic by Ona M

A Global Fusion Music and Arts Production.

From 2pm – 5pm

Doors open at 1.30 Ticket price is only £8 available on the door or a For more information contact Global Fusion Music & Arts on – 0208 858 9497 or visit

 Tuesday 30th September, 2014- Live Drumming and Song at RICH MIX- From 7 pm. Tickets from £8

Dates by F Macha 2013

NUMBI Arts Fundraising event

Accompanied by Nadia Al Faghih Hassan

5-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Nearest trains : Shoreditch Overground, Bethnal Green and Liverpool street

 Thursday 2nd October, 2014- Live Drumming, Song and Dance

Featuring Kitoto and dancers

Dancing with Nigerian dancer Funmi-Roots festival 2004

At Westminster Central Hall,

Westminster, London SW1H 9NH


ENTRY £20…

Fundraising for the construction of a safe house for girls running away from female genital mutilation in North West Tanzania. More info visit

Saturday 4th October, 2014- Live Drumming and Song – The Russet , London

Freddy Macha Solo drumming and music on the guitar. Mostly Swahili songs.

An entertaining evening of song, music and dance from around the world to raise money for a safe house on behalf of the Tanzanian Development Trust.


A wide range of world musicians will be filling the Russet with sound as we come together to protect girls from the horror of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Specialty Tanzanian food available from 6pm. Food reservations recommended. Music from 7pm, DJ until 11.30.

Ticket via minimum £5 donation at or £6 cash on the door.

Further information and full line up at: 
Or from Janet:


The event is a follow up to the May 30th event at the same venue.


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