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FUNMI OLAWUMI

July 20, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

| £17.50
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Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the leader and founder of the Yoruba Women Choir, is one of the great names in African music today. Funmi Olawumi brings together all the infectious rhythms of afrobeat, hi-life, juju and fuji to create one hypnotic dance music that galvanises and uplifts in a remarkable way. Funmi Olawumi’s current CD “Funmi Ti De” (Joyful Noise Records) receives high praises all over the world with The Guardian’s Robin Denselow refering to it as “a cheerful, upbeat album .. that sounds better heard live”. 

Tonight concert with her 11-piece band features the four-part harmonies of the Afro Soul Sisters (Esther Mabadeje, Nike Fagbuaro, Joy Aigbetan and Kehinde Talabi) and a 8-piece band featuring Femi Sofela (bass); Lekan Sobiyi (guitar), Seun Oke (keys), Ben Audu (sax), John Bello (drums), Wole Aina (percussion), Wale Ogungbe (talking drum) and Imole Ayo (talking drum).

Details

Date:
July 20, 2015
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Cost:
£17.50
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFIi4xLFt4

Organiser

Joyful Noise
Phone:
02073289613
Email:
joyfulnoise@talk21.com
Website:
www.joyfulnoise.co.uk

Other

Ticket Information
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/funmi-olawumi-91851
Poster Email
joyfulnoise@talk21.com
Event Excerpt
Funmi Olawumi is a leading force in African music. The Nigerian singer and founder of the Yoruba Women Choir brings together all the infectious rhythms of afrobeat, hi-life, juju and fuji to create hypnotic and uplifting dance music. Her lastest release, Funmi Ti De, received high praise across the world with The Guardian's Robin Denselow refering to it as 'a cheerful, upbeat album... that sounds better heard live'. Tonight she performs the four-part harmonies of the Afro Soul Sisters (Esther Mabadeje, Nike Fagbuaro, Joy Aigbetan and Kehinde Talabi) with her 11-piece band. She also performs music with an eight-piece band that features Femi Sofela (bass); Lekan Sobiyi (guitar), Seun Oke (keys), Ben Audu (sax), John Bello (drums), Wole Aina (percussion), Wale Ogungbe (talking drum) and Imole Ayo (talking drum).

Venue

PURCELL ROOM at QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, SOUTHBANK CENTRE
SOUTHBANK CENTRE, BELVEDERE ROAD,
LONDON, SE1 8XX United States
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Website:
www.southbankcentre.co.uk