The 14th London African Music Festival presents Afrobeat superstar Dele Sosimi started with Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Egypt 80 in 1979. He was Fela’s pianist for seven years, recording and touring with the great man. Today Dele Sosimi flies the Afrobeat flag with brilliant CDs. On the night he leads his AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA playing danceable funk and grooves.
Dele Sosimi stands out as one of the most active musicians on the Afrobeat scene worldwide.
Dele’s career began when he joined Fela’s Anikulapo-Kuti’s Egypt 80, where he played keyboards for 7 years (1979-1986). Fela Anikulapo-Kuti was the founder of the style of music known as Afrobeat. The music is a blend of complex but highly danceable funk grooves, Nigerian traditional music (including hi-life), African percussion, underpinning the jazz horns and solos from other instruments, as well as rhythmical singing. Dele was the rhythm keyboard player for Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Egypt 80 and worked and toured extensively with Fela around the world.
Today Dele Sosimi flies the Afrobeat flag with brilliant CDs. On the night he leads his AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA as they play from his new cd “You No Fit Touch Am” an incredible recording that shows why John Stevenson, EjazzNews says `Sosimi creates some of the most bewitching grooves in modern African music.“ .