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London: Spoek Mathambo, CHLLNGR, Auntie Flo, and L.V. Live at Huntleys & Palmers

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London! BIG event coming this week:

What: Huntleys & Palmers presents Spoek Mathambo, CHLLNGRAuntie Flo (vid above), and L.V. — an all-OKA-favorites roster that pretty much speaks for itself.

Where: The City Arts & Music Project (CAMP). City Road, Shoreditch. London

When: Wednesday, 30th November

Grab tickets and check out the Facebook event if ya need. All additional info below!

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