Afrobeat Vibration returns for a truly unique experience awaits with another marathon live session, hitting you up with fresh new tracks and a carefully selected blend of Dele Sosimi originals and Fela Kuti classics.
Dele Sosimi – Keys & Lead Vocals
Femi Eilias – Bass
Justin Thurgur – Trombone
Philip Dawson – Guitar
Olakunle Olofinjana – Drums
Maurizio Ravalico – Congas/Percussion
Thomas Allan – Trumpet
Suman Joshi – Bass
Tamar Osborn – Baritone Sax
Lydie Alberto – Backing Vocals/Dancer
Eric Rohner – Tenor Sax – Backing Vocals
Marco Piccioni – Guitar
Plus: DJ Koichi Sakai will be spinning his collection of rare afrobeat and hi-life tunes to get you in the mood!
Dele Sosimi was keyboard player and Musical Director in Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80, and subsequently with Femi Kuti’s Positive Force. More recently he was the Musical Director and Afrobeat Music Consultant for the award winning musical FELA! at the National Theatre. Dele’s pulsating live shows demonstrate his vision of afrobeat – one that is faithful to the original blueprint but also clearly bears his own DNA, expanding the horizons of the genre. Afrobeat Vibration is widely regarded as London’s top underground event and has helped to confirm Dele’s status as the “Afrobeat Ambassador”.
“The [Dele Sosimi Afrobeat] Orchestra is the most exciting live band in London right now” All About Jazz
“The most fluent Afrobeat you’re going to hear today” Straight No Chaser
“The glorious interplay of scorching horns, pulsing electric piano and endlessly shifting rhythm section had the audience leaping in delight” Daily Telegraph
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